Mud

It’s the rainy season currently at Kapama and with rain comes lots and lots of mud, (great for the wildlife, but interesting for the rangers and their vehicles.) Animals like rhino, buffalo, and warthogs are big lovers of mud. For our White Rhino, who have roughly two...

Braving the showers

1 December 2009 Even in spite of the 40+mm of rain that came hurtling down during the night I had a full vehicle of guests who decided to don their ponchos and brave the weather this morning! We were rewarded with a great sighting of the elephant herd, who are much...
Eland

Eland

Eland, Tragelaphus oryx, are the largest antelope species in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as here at Kapama. Our herd used to be quite large, but over time our lions have compressed the number down to just one lone female Eland. Our large male lion can consume at most...

2x Kills

This morning I came across a very rare and amazing sighting. We found our four sub-adult lionesses had made two kills next to one another; the one was a young blue wildebeest which is quite normal for a lion but the other was a fairly young aardvark. Most of the body...

What you might expect…

A usual question posed to any ranger is, “What do you see when on drive and what is better, the morning, or the afternoon drive?” A great example that answers both of these questions are the drives I had last night and this morning with guests. The weather has finally...

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