Kapama Game Reserve

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About Kapama Game Reserve

Kapama is a private game reserve with several high-end safari lodges offering a range of activities, including elephant-back safaris and elephant interaction. Although all large safari animals are present, including the Big Five, emphasis is more on the activities in this wild setting.

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130km² / 50mi²
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405-569m / 1,329-1,867ft
Pros and Cons
  • Aside from game drives and bush walks, elephant back and balloon safaris are offered
  • Several luxury lodges with different styles and atmosphere
  • Excellent wellness centre
  • Expensive packages and no self-drive option
  • Less authentic experience than in larger eco-systems


All major safari animals are present in Kapama, including the Big Five. The reserve is a former cattle ranch and has been re-stocked with animals that would have previously occurred here naturally. It is fully fenced and isn’t part of a greater ecosystem, which takes away some of the wilderness appeal.
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Kapama's habitat consists of savanna woodland, grassland and riverine bush. Several waterholes and dams provide water throughout the year.

Weather & Climate

Kapama GR can get uncomfortably hot in summer, between October and April. These months tend to see the most rain – the combination of heat and moisture make for sticky conditions. In contrast, little rain falls during winter, from May to September, and the temperature hovers around an agreeable 27°C.
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Best Time to Visit

As the vegetation shrinks back in the Dry season (May to September), and wildlife hang around the few remaining water sources, this is the best time for viewing animals. Activities may be interrupted during the stormy, rainy season (October to April), although birders will appreciate the chance to see migratory species.
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By marilyn jacques from United StatesUS

wildlife was plentiful- the guide and tracker- Mornay and Edwin- were incredible!

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