Everyday on Kapama is a busy day for the rangers. We enjoy what we do, but for us it’s relaxing to go to bed and sleep at night. The other night after a very interesting day full of wonderful sightings I went to bed and was exhausted. It was only a few minutes and I was in dream land.

At 1 o’clock in the morning, I woke up due to some noises in the bush. At first I was confused and then it became clearer. There were Hyenas making their so-called laughing sounds, communicating with one another. A few minutes later a young male lion started roaring to identify his territory. He made three roaring sessions and the Hyena sounds slowly faded away.

After that, there was only silence, me in my warm bed and then I knew that nothing can compare with nature and all the special life within it. Just listening to the night life in the bush gives me goose bumps.

Janco Du Plessis – Kapama River Lodge

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