It was time now to move on to our next, and final destination, the Kapama Karula Camp, "the place of peace"! We had a flight from one location to the next, however driving is an option as well. For a short flight like this, it's a small plane!
One thing to keep in mind, when traveling on these small, charter flights is the luggage restrictions. There were 11 of us, gone for 9 or 10 days if you counted travel from our home state to JFK for the international flight and this is ALL of our luggage, for all 11 of us! We each were allowed one carry on bag as well.
The flight was very smooth and the views were just beautiful from the air!
We were greeted in the lobby of Kapama Karula and we went over the general itinerary for our two days here and then we were shown to our rooms. Kapama Karula has a modern decor and is set on the banks of the Klaserie River, offering true 5* accommodations in the middle of the African bush.
This is the standard suite, where we would spend the next two nights.
Each suite has its own infinity edge pool on the deck, overlooking the river.
We had lunch together in the guest dining room, which was excellent
And then shortly after, it was time for our first game drive.
Right away we did notice some differences between this reserve and Sabi Sands, most notably was the amount of roads. Here they had many more roads through the reserve, and less of the more dense "lower" bush, which means that the vehicles were able to drive in more areas, therefore more animals were outwardly visible. There was less of a need to go off road to search for one. Also, it was much greener here! Only about 65 miles away, but the trees were much greener here. Right away, we started seeing all kinds of animals, and we came across these giraffe.
Then, right past the giraffe, we had these white rhino walking right up to us!
Just look how close they are! Such amazing animals!
And then we came upon our first zebra sightings!
And some elephants! Very up close and personal!
And then we waited. They said that the leopard would be back, he wouldn't leave his prey all night. After some time, we were rewarded, and he was beautiful! Our vehicle was behind the other one from our group, and I couldn't get a great picture, but this one is courtesy of one of our guides, Almero.
I'm not usually one to post a lot of food pictures, but this meal was so special, and each course had such a unique presentation that I'm going to post the photos I have. I don't think I took one at every course though.