One of things we love to do with our guests is find a waterhole or well-used game trail to put up a camera trap. The infra-red sensor takes photos while we sleep and later we get to download the card and find out who came to visit. Better still is to look at the tracks first and try to establish how many species came past. In Karongwe, west of the Kruger National Park, we had a successful nights’ trapping. The highlight was an African Civet which decided to poop right in front of the camera. Anyone that has seen the droppings in a civetry (a special name for their latrine) will have questioned how an animal the size of a civet could pass them – well take a close look at the photo. The answer is it isn’t easy!
I always enjoy finding African Civet on a night safari – for me it is a sign of a healthy environment
A picture says a thousand words!
Although the porcupine is actually quite common, you don’t get to see them too often unless they are raiding the camp veggie garden.
I assume this Common Duiker was headed for a morning drink at the waterhole
This female impala must have sensed something out of place on the tree – she is very alert
If you put a camera trap up just about anywhere for a few days, you are bound to get at least one look-in from an inquisitive baboon!