Among the remarkable creatures that inhabit this region, the Cape Buffalo stands out as one of the most fascinating and formidable. In this blog, we delve into the captivating world of the Cape Buffalo and uncover the intricacies of its behaviour, significance in the ecosystem, and the thrill of encountering these majestic beasts up close.
When you hear the term “wildlife,” most people might picture animals, but it includes not only the animals but flora and fauna in the area as well.
Leopards have a lot of competition out in the wild like Lions and Hyenas, even though they are great hunters.
The 19th of February is a special day in Wild Life Conservation. It is a day dedicated to spreading the word about the pangolin. Although pangolins are not very well known, they are one of the most threatened animals on earth.
Today 15th February is a day when the world celebrates the Hippopotamus, one of the oddest animals in Africa. Although they are known to be one of Africas most dangerous animals, there is far more to this animal than just being feared.
Today is world Zebra day. It’s a day to create awareness around the need to protect the beloved Zebra, one of the most iconic grazing animals of Africa.
Over five years ago, on 19 January 2016, the mother of the rhino calf endured an attack from poachers and almost lost her life. Our safari Manager Liezel recalls that devasting morning like it was yesterday.
As a Private Game Reserve operating four lodges, Kapama understands the impact burning fossil fuels in our everyday operations has on the environment, contributing to an increase in greenhouse emissions.
Kapama Private Game Reserve together with Eco Children welcomed our first guests since COVID to join in on our community projects.
Often small things will be overlooked while out on safari. Most guests are interested in the Big Five as they are incredible and impressive creatures to see out in the wild. But often during a sunset drive, an assistant guide will motion for the guide to stop, he will get off the vehicle, walk across to a tree and point out the smallest of creatures.
For those of you that have ever been on a safari, I am sure you would have heard the phrase – “if you skip a game drive, you will miss the animal that you want to see the most”. For me, this infamous phrase has come true on a couple of occasions. There is one instance I will never forget.
He slowly moved back into an open section of the bush. I followed him so my guests could get a few photos in before he decided to go deeper into the thicket. However, instead of moving further in, he lay down in the open with perfect photo opportunities.
It is common for lions to miss most of their hunting attempts. They generally only have a success rate of about 20-30%. It was also low for these particular lions we were watching.
During this Women’s month we honour and pay tribute to our proud female field guides pioneering the path forward for other women to follow in their footsteps. All across Africa female guides are breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes by moving into a male dominated industry.
This cook book has been recommended by the World Bank to help Revive Tourism in Africa. The book is dedicated towards not only Tourism but Sustainable Development in Africa and Climate Action initiatives.
For a fully-grown elephant, you can imagine how hot they must be. Elephants have different methods to help cool themselves down. The easiest of course is to stand in the shade but with the African sun that doesn’t always help.
So naturally, I turned the game vehicle around and followed the young lions. Much to our great surprise, these lions began to show signs of stalking prey. I turned to my guests and explained the behaviour of these young Lions.
An endangered species is any animal or plant at risk of becoming extinct or in danger of being eradicated from the Earth. The 21st of May is Endangered species day. A day we can shine a light on the animals whose numbers have declined so much over the years that they have sadly found a place on the endangered species list.
After giving birth, the lamb can walk 30 minutes after being born. After only two days, they can already run as fast as their mother.