29 Mar 2017 Following Gigantic Footsteps: Exclusive elephant tracking
An exclusive and very personal encounter with the elephants in their natural habitat, comparable in experiential value to tracking gorillas.
During this exclusive experience guests will join a senior trails guide, a senior elephant keeper and their ranger to track the Jabulani elephants within the Big Five Kapama Private Game Reserve.
The elephants roam freely during the day within the reserve. Under the guidance of the Jabulani team, guests learn how to use their senses to find the elephant herd in their natural habitat. Once they have been spotted from the safari vehicle (usually because of Sebakwe, as he stands out above the bush), tracking then continues on foot to reach the areas where the vehicle cannot track the herd.
The group will approach the herd slowly and quietly, and get to experience what it feels like to be part of the herd in their own territory. This is a magical experience that will leave a lasting impression – especially if the curious Limpopo and Bubi come a little closer…
The afternoon is spent watching the elephants and hearing more about their individual stories, their personalities and how to identify them.
Seldom are people able to enjoy such an immersive wilderness experience, and be such a part of a herd in its natural environment.