At The Last Word Intimate Hotels & Safari Camps, you can count on exceptional hospitality experiences centred around you and those dearest to you. Our sanctuaries offer you unrivalled indulgence, 'beyond boutique'.
As most people who have been to the Kruger National Park, or on any safari experience for that matter, would know just how rare and special it is to encounter a pack of African Wild Dogs. The approximate number of dogs left in the Greater Kruger National Park is ±300. In an ecosystem that is roughly 2,5 million hectares in size, it is one of the species that is in danger of extinction.
Over the last couple of days we, The Last Word Kitara team, have really been taking advantage of the time and space we have to offer. Driving along the Klaserie River in the early morning in the crisp, chilly winter’s air, a layer mist overhanging the remaining water in the river line and the early morning sunlight bursting through the large Jackalberry trees along the riverbanks.
To many people around the world, an apex predator is defined by the animal's size and strength. Not so. An apex predator is determined by the number of that specific predator in a given area, along with intelligence, social dynamic, territory size and last but not least the competition within that specific ecosystem.
We have a resident young female leopard that tends to venture in and out of The Last Word Kitara. Her presence has noticeably become more prominent as our lockdown has progressed. She is a small, young and very curious individual and we have grown quite fond of her being around.