“I set out on my afternoon game drive with the intention of looking for a leopard. But not just any leopard, but one with two cubs. She had had a kill earlier in the day so my tracker and I thought that she would still be there in the afternoon. So we went …” Thus begins one of the bush adventures reported on Kapama’s webiste.
The Kapama experience brims with all things wild and wonderful. One of the top picks you could make at Kapama, and arguably the very finest experience in the Kapama safari-dip, is Kapama Karula. Drop-dead gorgeous and rebuilt to even greater perfection since the floods in early 2012, Kapama Karula unfurls itself serenely on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River. The river snakes through the camp, forming pools that bring riverine animals and birds very close.
One of the new and fabulous additions to the camp is the library, a precious space on the riverbank that just pleads for a union with a good book, or even a private cheek-to-cheek dinner, blissfully at one with the wilderness.
A number of new and thoroughly indulgent suites have come to replace some of the original tents at Karula, and the Superior Suites have re-emerged with their pools heated. This, of course, makes it even more difficult to pass up the invitation to gaze out in a state of reverie across the Klaserie River from your very own warm splash-tub. And for tent-lovers – and yes, let’s face it, tents do add that extra bit of adventure to a safari – there are still two luxury tents to opt for at Karula. All the tents and suites are huge, and they have everything in the way of gadgets and conveniences that one could wish for. If you’re travelling with children, the very ample family suites offer plenty of space for everyone, with loads of luxury.
But whichever hideout you choose at Kapama Karula, you can expect a super-fine quality of accommodation. The feel of the place is sleek, uncluttered and liberally bathed in clean, fresh wilderness air.
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