Mozambique Spitting Cobra

Returning from game drive yesterday evening I noticed a snake lying in the road on my trackers side. Warning him of its presence, I stopped and then discovered that it was a Mozambique spitting cobra or Mfezi. These snakes occur widely in the northern parts of...

Termites

On a recent afternoon game drive while viewing a male and a female lion, I suddenly noticed hundreds of winged termites in the air, also called Alates. After heavy rains in the summer they emerge in their thousands, from two of these a new colony will eventually...

Jackals and Termites

After the heavy rains we have just had, the winged termites known as Alates were abundantly found on Kapama’s Eastern section. We were driving past KK dam and came across a pair of Black-Backed Jackals who were feasting on these insects. My guests found it quite...

Kudu Kill!!!!

One of our lionesses managed to kill a young kudu cow last night and was found sharing the kill with her three cubs this morning. The cubs fed for a short while then moved away from the kill to suckle from their mother….   Westley Lombard Senior Ranger Kapama Main...

Milkweed and Monarch’s

One afternoon setting out on game drive a guest asked me about a tall plant with small balloon like fruit beside the road, it turned out to be a Milkweed (Asclepias fructicosa) a highly toxic plant-however the Monarch Butterfly amongst others utilise this plant for a...

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