Wildlife & Animals – Kapama GR
Kapama is a fully enclosed, private game reserve that is well stocked with large safari animals, including all of the Big Five. Lion and elephant are especially easy to see. Some of the elephants are tame, and they are used for elephant-back safaris. Kudu, zebra and giraffe are some of the other animals you are likely to encounter.
Kapama is the place to visit if you want to get up-close to elephants. A good-sized herd of elephants is kept for elephant-back safaris and elephant interaction. The elephants are brought to a dam for bathing every day and being able to watch them play in the water is a great experience. Approaching other animals in the reserve from the back of an elephant is an interesting perspective that enables you to get close, as animals aren’t afraid of the elephants.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
The Dry season, from June to September, is the best time for wildlife viewing in Kapama. Highly recommended are the months of August and September as temperatures are warmer than in mid-winter. It is also the end of a long, dry period and this causes the animals to congregate around known water sources, making sightings even easier.