For all guests staying at Kapama, we offer two game drives a day. One in the early morning, where guests can watch a beautiful sunrise, and the other in the late afternoon, with a mid-drive sundowner stop. The remainder of this game drive continues as the sun sets and under spotlight. The whole atmosphere is completely different at night. From Hyenas, to Chameleons and Aardvark to Pangolin. These interesting nocturnal creatures that might otherwise be overlooked, reveal themselves in their own special way. Sometimes the feeling of not knowing what might suddenly pop out from the bushes, adds a certain amount of excitement to the experience.
Our Buffalo Camp rangers shared a few stories of their night-time escapades that resulted in unique sightings, which made the night drive extremely rewarding.
Night Adventure 1
“One particular day, with a wonderful first half of a drive and our sundowner stop behind us, we set out again for the second half and evening part of our game drive. Positioned on the front seat, with the spotlight in hand, my tracker was all set.
The spotlight motioned from left to right, looking for something interesting. Not too long after we had been driving, we came across two porcupines, a mom and her baby. The mom quickly ducked behind a bush not wanting to be seen.