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Dwarf Mongoose

Dwarf Mongoose

Have you ever seen a “rat-like” flash cross the road just to disappear?
Ever heard the bird alarm call and the source was nowhere to be found? You might have been tricked by Africa’s smallest carnivore… the Dwarf Mongoose

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Dwarf Mongoose

Dwarf Mongoose

Have you ever seen a “rat-like” flash cross the road just to disappear?
Ever heard the bird alarm call and the source was nowhere to be found? You might have been tricked by Africa’s smallest carnivore… the Dwarf Mongoose

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No two safaris are ever the same

No two safaris are ever the same

Often people think when rangers take guests out on a safari, each drive is just the same as the other. Or what we do it only a job and nothing more, but I am pleased to tell you that is not the case…

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World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

The 3rd March is World Wildlife Day – an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora.

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life in our world or a particular habitat that is considered to be important and desirable.

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An African Folklore

An African Folklore

The bakgatla people have a proverb that says “if you shave the great earth mother’s green hair, she will lose her feathered lice”. In other words…

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World Pangolin Day – 15th February

World Pangolin Day – 15th February

Suddenly one of the male Lions started to move quickly past our vehicle. We all turned around to see what caused this sudden reaction. With awe, we watched as the male Lion picked up speed, sprinted…

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Tree Climbing Lion

Tree Climbing Lion

Suddenly one of the male Lions started to move quickly past our vehicle. We all turned around to see what caused this sudden reaction. With awe, we watched as the male Lion picked up speed, sprinted…

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A Mothers Love

A Mothers Love

Hyenas are one of my favourite animals to come across on Kapama Game Reserve. Recently we have been very lucky to come across 3 different den sites situated in the northwestern part of the reserve.

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Scorpions…

Scorpions…

One of these critters which always seems to strike fear into us, has eight independent legs, a hard exoskeleton, formidable-looking pincers, and venom-filled stinger poised and at the ready. If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about the Scorpion.

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Three is not a crowd

Three is not a crowd

On one of our safari drives, we were extremely fortunate to experience something truly special. Not only did we come across the elusive leopard, but it was leopards mating…

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Tug of War

Tug of War

While on our path tracking the last wish list of my guests, my assistant guide, Ishmael suddenly pointed out to our left. As we looked over in the direction he motioned there was a pride of lions laying around and it seemed as if they were feeding on something.

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Un Unexpected Sighting

Un Unexpected Sighting

The guests were extremely happy to look for things we had not yet seen, no matter if it was big or small.

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Spotted Cats of Kapama

Spotted Cats of Kapama

Because both of them are fairly difficult to find while out on safari, our guests are generally quite confused as to which one is which.

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Growing up wild

Growing up wild

Two of our lion prides have recently grown with cubs being born in the last couple months. Lion cubs are often born as part of a litter of up to six siblings.

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The Rain has come…

The Rain has come…

One day it was predicted to reach 41 degrees Celsius or 105,8 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, this is pretty hot but that afternoon as we were preparing for Game Drive, we noticed there was a storm approaching from the west where the mountains lay.

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Cape buffalo

Cape buffalo

Buffalo are known to kill lions when lions try to hunt them and even go out of their way to charge and mob lions to make sure they are chased out of the area where there are small calves.

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Predators

Predators

On safari, we encounter different types of predators. Most of the time they are lazing around during the heat of the day, beautiful and majestic and fear nothing. However, this can all change in a matter of seconds if a different predator is in the vicinity.

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Magical Moments

Magical Moments

It is usually assumed that due to their massive size, with a baby Elephant weighing as much as 100kg and adults about four to six tons, these animals are easy to find.

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