We eagerly left Buffalo Camp for our sunrise safari. The morning game drive started off just the way I like it, with us admiring the sunrise lighting up the Drakensburg mountains. Our vantage point to take in this breath-taking view was at a dam nearby the Camp. It was all perfectly timed because as we were ready to get going again we heard impalas, alarm calling, not too far away.
We moved into the area we thought the Impalas were making their distinctive alarm, in the hopes of catching a glimpse at what they themselves had caught sight of. They only alarm if they have seen a predator, so to see which direction they are looking will help us know which way to move forward on our drive. We didn’t see the Impala though. I became a bit worried that we had lost this opportunity. Nevertheless, I kept driving.
Suddenly like a gunshot next to us, a large female Kudu barked, which is their alarm call. I knew we had to be close now. I decided to continue on around the drainage line as it sounded as if this predator was on the move. As we reached the crest my tracker, Foster, spotted her!
My favourite Leopard on Kapama!