After our bit of disappointment not being able to find the Leopard that walked past the lodge yesterday morning, last night we were rewarded for all our efforts! We were on our way back when we stopped for a quick astronomy “lesson” about one minute away from the lodge. As we were ready to go, my  tracker Morris spotted something in the long grass. Upon investigation we were elated to see the leopard we tried to find that morning, busy  stalking Nyala.

She moved into the drainage line which feeds the lake surrounding the lodge and we were unable to follow her any further. At least we had a fantastic sighting with plenty of good photo opportunities. This might be one of the most rewarding ways to find an illusive animal like leopard… by following up on tracks without much success, and then suddenly an appearance out of the blue!

Strangely enough we were not the only ones who got rewarded with excellent leopard sightings last night, and ours was just one of four sightings of leopards on the reserve… and as always, you would not ever find us complaining about that!!!

To conclude… PURE MAGIC!

Westley Lombard

Ranger – Kapama Main Lodge

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