Most of our guests come to Africa to see what is known as the “Big 5” but as a guide we like to see the rarer smaller things such as caracal, serval, civet, aardvark, etc. One drive, I remember coming across a caracal and two black-backed jackals facing off one another.

As we stopped the vehicle, the caracal leaped towards the jackals and they started fighting. The caracal was putting up a good fight but unfortunately, it was outnumbered by the two jackals and decided to flee.

It was interesting to see these two different species interacting – something you do not get to witness every day.

Bryan – Kapama River Lodge