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8 Fun Facts about chameleons

8 Fun Facts about chameleons

Often small things will be overlooked while out on safari. Most guests are interested in the Big Five as they are incredible and impressive creatures to see out in the wild. But often during a sunset drive, an assistant guide will motion for the guide to stop, he will get off the vehicle, walk across to a tree and point out the smallest of creatures.

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Every game drive on safari counts

Every game drive on safari counts

For those of you that have ever been on a safari, I am sure you would have heard the phrase – “if you skip a game drive, you will miss the animal that you want to see the most”. For me, this infamous phrase has come true on a couple of occasions. There is one instance I will never forget.

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Interesting facts about Leopard’s mating

Interesting facts about Leopard’s mating

He slowly moved back into an open section of the bush. I followed him so my guests could get a few photos in before he decided to go deeper into the thicket. However, instead of moving further in, he lay down in the open with perfect photo opportunities.

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Winter morning safari

Winter morning safari

It is common for lions to miss most of their hunting attempts. They generally only have a success rate of about 20-30%. It was also low for these particular lions we were watching.

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Women’s Month – Kapama’s women guides paving the way

Women’s Month – Kapama’s women guides paving the way

During this Women’s month we honour and pay tribute to our proud female field guides pioneering the path forward for other women to follow in their footsteps. All across Africa female guides are breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes by moving into a male dominated industry.

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Sustainable Tourism Development in Africa

Sustainable Tourism Development in Africa

This cook book has been recommended by the World Bank to help Revive Tourism in Africa. The book is dedicated towards not only Tourism but Sustainable Development in Africa and Climate Action initiatives.

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Interesting and surprising facts about elephants

Interesting and surprising facts about elephants

For a fully-grown elephant, you can imagine how hot they must be. Elephants have different methods to help cool themselves down. The easiest of course is to stand in the shade but with the African sun that doesn’t always help.

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Lions on a Hunt

Lions on a Hunt

So naturally, I turned the game vehicle around and followed the young lions. Much to our great surprise, these lions began to show signs of stalking prey. I turned to my guests and explained the behaviour of these young Lions.

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Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day

An endangered species is any animal or plant at risk of becoming extinct or in danger of being eradicated from the Earth. The 21st of May is Endangered species day. A day we can shine a light on the animals whose numbers have declined so much over the years that they have sadly found a place on the endangered species list.

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Impalas of Kapama

Impalas of Kapama

After giving birth, the lamb can walk 30 minutes after being born. After only two days, they can already run as fast as their mother.

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Challenge for Conservation

Challenge for Conservation

Conservation seeks the proper use of nature, while preservation seeks protection of nature from use. Kapama staff joined a great initiative to raise awareness for conservation.

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Importance of water – World Water Day

Importance of water – World Water Day

March 22 marks the annual celebration of water across the world. The purpose of such a day is so simple, yet vital, to raise awareness about the global water crisis and to hopefully get more people to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of water and sanitation by 2030.

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Cute and Curious behaviour of animals

Cute and Curious behaviour of animals

If they do not learn these skills or are unable to learn certain behaviours, they will unfortunately not reach adulthood. Thus, being playful and curious is a necessity for animals.

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The “Black ear” Wonder

The “Black ear” Wonder

As we reached the end of the open clearing, my assistant guide Joseph, raised his hand, leaping forward with excitement, pointing, and struggling to find his words. Finally,

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Desert Rose

Desert Rose

But in the dull browns and yellows of the bush, a beautiful flash of pink and white still exists. Kapama Private Game Reserve guests always marvel at the exquisite beauty of this masterpiece when they see it for the first time.

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Kapama Karula’s Café Amarint

Kapama Karula’s Café Amarint

If you are looking for a bit of an extra kick in your hot beverage with a bit more of an exotic flair, Kapama shares a delightful and traditional twist to your standard milo or hot chocolate.

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