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Lion vs. Leopard

Interspecific competition in ecology is a form of competition in which individuals of different species compete for the same resource in an ecosystem (eg: food or living space). A few days ago, while on a game drive, we witnessed this form of competition when our...

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The wonder

We began our game drive at 16:30 and started looking for some general game as it was the first game drive for these guests. We were driving for about 20 minutes when I heard that they had just found a leopard. I decided to respond to the leopard sighting as it is the...

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The tension is building up in Africa

After the two days of them having disappeared, we found the southern male lion and one of the females, yesterday together, next to the dam. As we approached the sighting, the male did not show his appreciation for us being there. He started growling at the vehicle,...

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A day does not go by without a story in Africa

One morning drive, one of the other rangers called tracks of our big male and female lions on the radio and asked for someone to come and help. When I got to the area, I saw how fresh these signs were and decided it is worth our time to follow these big cats. As we...

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Times to remember

What can I say? Whenever we witness such beauty in the bush, it has to be shared and blogged. And the animal in question tonight is no stranger to blog stories. Two nights in a row we have been blessed to see the magnificent leopard male. Monday evening it was...

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Night life

Everyday on Kapama is a busy day for the rangers. We enjoy what we do, but for us it’s relaxing to go to bed and sleep at night. The other night after a very interesting day full of wonderful sightings I went to bed and was exhausted. It was only a few minutes and I...

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An interesting match

My guests and I have been having a great time during our drives, watching general game as well as exciting animals such as lions and seeing them in their natural habitat. In one of our drives, just as the sun was starting to set, one of the guests on my vehicle...

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An evening to remember

Tonight, my guests and I followed a herd of elephants through a very big riverbed. The tracks were fresh therefore we knew we were close by. Unfortunately, we got stuck in the riverbed, trying for almost an hour to dig ourselves out. Luckily we managed to get out but...

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Less is more

We had a wonderful safari before the sun went down as we saw a lot of animals that are usually rare to see, especially during the day. When we started our safari, my tracker spotted an aardvark coming out of a hole inside a termite mound – we both smiled at one...

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We have had some amazing sightings of our three new lion cubs playing on the open plains. It is sad to say that two of the three have not survived – they were attacked by an older male lion that came into their territory. Needless to say, the surviving cub has...

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From the “Big 5” to the “Little 5”

Many people come to Africa to witness the infamous “Big 5” but what about the “Little 5”? We all know that the “Big5” are the Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Lion and Leopard. But then what are the “Little 5”? The Elephant Shrew: This is a small, mouse-like creature with a...

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The African Wild Cat

The African Wild Cat appears to be a domestic cat to many of our visitors. But what they do not know is that it is an extremely endangered species – surprisingly not due to poaching or loss of habitat, but instead due to interbreeding with domestic cats. Domestic cats...

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The final five minutes

It’s a chilly day in the lowveld, more than what we are familiar with and the animals feel the same way. It is clear that our bush friends aren’t too fond of the cold weather and only get themselves out and about a lot later in the mornings. Luckily the lowveld sun...

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Interesting worms, elephants and civets

Our afternoon safari started with extreme excitement amongst the group of guests. As soon as we left the camp, we immediately came across an amazing natural event unfolding right in front of us; known as the processionary worms. The special event known as the...

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Double Leopard

It was the last morning drive with my 5 guests, and we’d been fortunate enough to have amazing sightings over the last couple days; including a lion killing a warthog! All that was left, as usual, was the elusive leopard. It was quite late into our drive, and there...

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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...

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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. •...

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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...

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