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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Kapama Private Game Reserve is proud of the role we play in empowering women. Today is International Women’s Day and we honour and pay tribute to our proud female Field Guides, and other female staff, pioneering the path forward for other women to follow.

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World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

When you hear the term “wildlife,” most people might picture animals, but it includes not only the animals but flora and fauna in the area as well.

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Solitary Survivors

Solitary Survivors

Leopards have a lot of competition out in the wild like Lions and Hyenas, even though they are great hunters.

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World Pangolin Day

World Pangolin Day

The 19th of February is a special day in Wild Life Conservation. It is a day dedicated to spreading the word about the pangolin. Although pangolins are not very well known, they are one of the most threatened animals on earth.

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World Hippo Day

World Hippo Day

Today 15th February is a day when the world celebrates the Hippopotamus, one of the oddest animals in Africa. Although they are known to be one of Africas most dangerous animals, there is far more to this animal than just being feared.

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International Zebra Day

International Zebra Day

Today is world Zebra day. It’s a day to create awareness around the need to protect the beloved Zebra, one of the most iconic grazing animals of Africa.

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A Fighting Chance!

A Fighting Chance!

Over five years ago, on 19 January 2016, the mother of the rhino calf endured an attack from poachers and almost lost her life. Our safari Manager Liezel recalls that devasting morning like it was yesterday.

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Kapama’s Carbon Offsetting

Kapama’s Carbon Offsetting

As a Private Game Reserve operating four lodges, Kapama understands the impact burning fossil fuels in our everyday operations has on the environment, contributing to an increase in greenhouse emissions.

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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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