Botswana Stanley's Camp 3
 

With abundant wildlife roaming the area and several active hyena dens close to the camp, game viewing at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp allows for an exclusive experience.

The Delta has an extraordinary concentration of wildlife, boasting vast congregations of elephant and buffalo, sightings of big cat predators, and even the endangered wild dog. Water crossings are part of the adventure and watching zebra standing belly-deep grazing is quite a sight to see. Venture out after dark on night game drives to catch a glimpse of the nocturnal animals like the bush baby, hyena and leopard.


Stanleys Lionesses

SIGHTINGS - JULY 2014

Buffalo and elephant sightings were plentiful during the month of July. 

Predator sightings were excellent and hyena, lion, leopard and wild dogs were spotted.

There were two different sightings of leopard within 2km of each other on the 16th of July.


Stanleys June 2014 Wild Dogs

SIGHTINGS - JUNE 2014

Elephants were seen every day of June. Hyenas, buffaloes and wild dogs were seen often. 

Leopards and lions were seen only a few times during the month. 

Interesting sightings included: male and female ostrich; aardvark was seen during the day at the elephant picnic site; a pack of 14 wild dogs was consistently seen around the airstrip. 


Elephant At Stanleys

SIGHTINGS - MAY 2014

Elephant sightings were plentiful this month. 

Leopards were also seen quite a few times during the month - which was a great treat for guests. 

Other good sightings included those of wild dogs (which is normally a rare sighting), buffaloes, lions and hyenas. 


Stanley

Sightings - April 2014

The area surrounding the camp is famous for its very large buffalo herds - there was a large buffalo herd spotted, of 500 plus. 14 Wild dogs were seen right inside the camp grounds - a real treat for guests to see, as this is not a common sighting at the camp.    

Loads of elephants were sighted in April - about 40 plus elephants. Elephants and hyenas were the most frequently-sighted wildlife and the elusive leopard was spotted on 13 days of the month of March - much to the delight of the guests. Lions were slightly scarce this month. Enjoyable Mokoro excursions were available every day in April at Stanley's Camp - a brilliant way to explore the Delta.


Stanleys Hyena

Sightings - March 2014

Relaxing Mokoro excursions were available throughout the month of March at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp. A very large buffalo herd was spotted a few times during the month - the herd was as large as 800 buffaloes! An epic game viewing experience occurred when 14 wild dogs were spotted taking down an impala.

Two lion cubs and two lionesses were seen, as well as two males. Lion and leopard were quite elusive and were spotted now and again - with the most commonly-spotted animals being cheeky hyenas and majestic elephants.


Stanleys - Feb 2014

Sightings - February 2014

The great buffalo sightings from last month has carried on into February - the herd is about 500 strong and seem to enjoy the area surrounding Sanctuary Stanley's Camp. 

The nearby hyena den has three new inquisitive young ones running around. Guests were incredibly lucky to spot a wild dog on the walkway to the guest rooms. The mother leopard and her cub seem to be doing well as our guides regularly see them. We also spotted a two male giraffes fighting. This behaviour is generally seen when they try to defend the females or just prove their strength to the other male giraffes and, as they have no vocal cords, the fight is completely silent.


Stanleys - Jan 2014

Sightings - January 2014

The area surrounding Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is well known for its large herds of buffalo. This month, guests were able to see just how big some of these herds can be, as hundreds of buffaloes congregated not too far from the camp.

The rains have started to bring new life and turned the bush into a lush green area - turning the area into a photographer's dream. The many young mammals also bring plenty of predators, as their next meal is easier to come by.


Stanleys - Dec 2013

Sightings - December 2013

Our guests have been spoiled to yet another great month of sightings, including good numbers of predators. The hyenas walked through camp on a few occasions and are close most nights, as we can hear them laughing most of the night.

The pack of 16 wild dogs are still in the area and have been seen hanging around the airstrip. We spotted a male lion killing a baby giraffe, a male and female lion with two young  cubs and a male lion chasing a leopard into a tree. There has also been a huge breeding herd of elephants seen close to camp.

 


Stanleys - Nov 2013

Sightings - November 2013

The season is changing and the first rains and thunderstorms have arrived. With this, many of the antelope begin birthing and the bush turns from the dull greys to beautiful vivid colours filled with new life.

Sightings remain good and our expert guides managed to find some great sightings for our guests, including 20 lions in one day as well as a family of 16 wild dogs. They also spotted a leopard with her new cub and lions mating. Hopefully we will have some new cubs running around in the near future.

 


Stanleys - Oct 2013

sightings october 2013

Summer has arrived and so has the first migrant species of birds. Guests staying with us on the private concession have seen some great game viewing this month.

These include a pride of eight female lions out searching for breakfast. Some of them even climbed a tree for a better viewpoint. A herd of about 500 buffalo were seen not too far from camp. Guests also spotted a female leopard with two cubs, two lionesses with two cubs, and a lioness killing a warthog right behind the management house and nine lions on three buffalo kills.


Stanleys - Sept 2013

sightings - SEPTEMBER 2013

A wonderful month of wildlife sightings for Sanctuary Stanley's Camp. Memorable sightings include: seeing a male leopard killling a baboon, two lions up in a tree, a mother and baby hippo and an elephant visiting the camp's boma area. 

We've also spotted a few babies in the area - a female leopard with two young cubs, a lioness with her two new cubs and the nearby hyena den also has a few new pups. Guests were very lucky to spot a honeybadger roaming around as you don't see these elusive animals very often.