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Africa’s surprise

We started our safari without a great expectation of seeing much as it was windy and raining. But sometimes, as guides and trackers, we know where the animals may hide so we go to those areas in order to please our guests. We decided to go to an area where we know...
The Antlion “King of the sand dunes.”

The Antlion “King of the sand dunes.”

This is a story about crafty fearsome lions, and no, not the kind that sends shivers up your spine when it roars… This kind of lion goes unnoticed by most…. THE ANTLION (family Myrmeleontidae). The ant-lion is a predator, particularly in the larval stage...
The Kapama chelonians

The Kapama chelonians

On kapama we have three species of chelonians; the Speke’s hinged tortoise, the leopard tortoise and the Marsh terrapin. The most elusive of the big 5, is ironically is the most common of the “small” five. The Leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) also known as the...

Always something different

The past few days have been a lot of fun. To start, in about an hour of our game drive, we saw a beautiful female cheetah drinking water at a close-by mud pan. While viewing her, out of the blue, far off the road, 3 lionesses were making their way towards us. Sadly...

Frustration ends with a smile

It was the last morning drive of my guests’ two night stay here at Kapama River Lodge. We had been quite spoiled the previous three drives with a couple of really nice lion sightings and even the elusive leopard walking slowly down the road the night before. All we...

Communication between animals

Unlike with humans, animals don’t have the ability to speak with each other, so animals communicate in their own special way using sounds, scent, visual display, touch, or other sensory signals. Typically, one signal only has one meaning; unlike with humans which can...

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