Pouring rain

The rain decided to bucket down onto the thirsty African soils this afternoon. I had a handful of brave guests and we braved the cold weather and slippery roads to see what we could find. As expected in this weather, the drive started of quietly, until a couple of...

Lonely lion

It was a beautiful afternoon for a game drive a few days ago. We have been very fortunate to see good game, all the while looking for the male lion of the pride. We knew he has been away from the pride for a few days marking his territory. As the sun set over the...

True beauty of the bush

On safari in Africa people tend to focus a lot on the animals that are notorious, especially the “Big 5”. True, they do play a major part of the safari experience and do attract all of us to the bush. But we tend to forget about the smaller things, living and...

Vulnerable species

With our departure on our morning game drive there was a cool chill in the air. All the animals were slowly getting more active as we were treated to seeing a beautiful African sunrise. Not far from the lodge we came across two very special and interesting birds...

Searching for the “cherry on top”

By my guests’ third night staying at Kapama, they had seen almost everything they wanted to see – Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant, Lions, as well as Cheetahs. So my tracker, Alfred, and I decided to focus on finding a leopard for them on their last night drive. As we went...