Training our Trackers
This past weekend we welcomed a well-renowned icon in the guiding industry, Lee Gutteridge to Kapama Private Game Reserve.
Lee has been involved in the guiding industry for the last 25 years. Not only has he been a trainer and FGASA instructor for more than 15 years, but is also the owner of Nature Guide training. Lee has come to realise that guiding is not just about knowledge, but more importantly how we share it with our guests. His programs focus on a wide range of subjects including track identification skills, guest interaction skills, practical guiding techniques, wildflower guiding, human history in Africa, and much much more…
Lee wrote a new book called: Invertebrates of South Africa and their tracks and signs. It focuses on the signs of the day to day activities of small creatures such as worms, spiders, beetles etc – where to find them and how to track them.
Lee came and presented the Kapama Trackers each with a book, provided through funding by the Oppenheimer Family to distribute his book to the indigenous trackers who are not always fortunate enough to afford these books.
We would just like to thank him for providing our trackers with this book to enhance and better their own tracking skills, especially when it comes to the smaller creatures of the bush when out on a Kapama Bush Walk. This will allow the Kapama trackers to share a deeper wealth of knowledge and skill with our guests from around the world, giving them the best possible African bushveld experience, no matter if they on a game drive or a Bush Walk.
Thank you, Lee, for personally giving each one of our trackers a signed copy of your new book. We have no doubt it will be put to great use!
The Leopard is probably the most desired animal to be seen when out on a game drive but yet is the most difficult animal to find. They can be incredibly elusive at times and hide very well with extremely good camouflage. Not to mention they love to keep to themselves. We left Buffalo Camp for our morning safari, which in the summer time starts at around 6 am. We were extremely lucky and came across a female Leopard with her 2 cubs shortly into our drive.read more