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The small wonders

Most of our guests come to Africa to see what is known as the “Big 5” but as a guide we like to see the rarer smaller things such as caracal, serval, civet, aardvark, etc. One drive, I remember coming across a caracal and two black-backed jackals facing off one...

Cape Porcupine

One animal that we do not see often, but is very interesting, is the porcupine [Hystrix africaeaustralis]. Here are some facts about these mysterious and alien-looking creatures: • It is the largest rodent in the areas they live in and can weigh between 18 and 30kg. •...

Nature

When we started our safari, it was overcast here on Kapama. The wind was extremely strong, going from north to south. This was unfortunate as we were going against the wind. However, my tracker, Stanley, spotted some fresh lion tracks which was promising as the wind...

Southern Ground Hornbill

Today’s Blog Story I will be giving you some interesting facts about the Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri). This large bird can be found from northern Namibia and Angola to Northern South Africa to Burundi and Kenya. They are found in savanna habitat...

The Flap-Necked Chameleon

One of my favourite nocturnal animals would have to be the flap-necked chameleon. The flapped-necked chameleon is a large chameleon. Colouration varies, from pale yellow through green shades to brown. These guys also display their colours depending on their moods; a...

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