What a drive!

Last night’s game drive was a cracker, our first sighting was of a large African wild cat tom that was strangely active considering it was still daylight, and these shy, elusive cats are usually active after sunset so seeing him during the late afternoon was quite a treat! Off to a good start.

 Little did we know there was more excitement to come, after stopping for drinks and a breathtaking sunset, we donned our warm jackets and set off into the cold African night, only to be rewarded with a sighting of a female leopard resting lazily on a branch of a Marula tree.

 I didn’t think we could better what we had seen so far but as we headed back to the lodge an aardvark (ant bear) crossed the road in front of us allowing us a great view of the entire animal, more often than not we only get glimpses of them as they disappear into long grass or thick bush.

 And last but certainly not least we saw 3 porcupines foraging along the road just south of the lodge finishing off our game drive beautifully.

 Story by:  Ryan Roodt-Kapama River Lodge Ranger

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2 Responses to “What a drive!”

  1. Amanda Kellar says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Just curious how the large male leopard is doing who was injured when we were there just about 2 weeks ago. We spotted him around June 18 and he was limping pretty badly (one of his front paws was injured). I’m hoping he made a recovery!

  2. Rosie McLean says:

    I think they must have been waiting for us to leave! We heard them, saw their paw prints, but it was not to be! We left on 19th but were not in the least bit disappointed to have missed – the thrill was as much in the chase!. We loved our stay – amazing. Thank you to you all, what a fantastic vacation.

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