Yearly Archives: 2012

Corporate Social Responsibility – Maasai Mara

Kelong village about 12 kilometres from the Camp is made up of 20 Maasai families. The Maasai settled here 14 years ago. John Parmasau Ole Kerore, senior guide at Mara Intrepids Camp and the brain behind the Adventurer’s club started … Continue reading

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Snow In Naivasha!

The lush fairways of the 18-hole Great Rift Valley Lodge were recently blanketed after a hail storm that hit the region. It was reminiscent of a white Christmas, an odd spectacle in the tropics.   The pictures below show the … Continue reading

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Migration Heads To Ol Kiombo

It’s cloudy with rain late in the evening. We need the Masai blankets on the game drives to keep warm. The elephants and buffalos are relishing the lush grass.     The great migration begins   There’s a dark cloud … Continue reading

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The Grand African Safari – Explorer Style

A Private Paradise   With ten tents on the peninsula of the Talek river, it’s understated luxury in the wild. Each tent set on a deck has an open plan, three sides that can be unzipped for a stunningly wide … Continue reading

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The Wildebeest Migration Is On!

  It’s cloudy with cold showers late in the evening. The grass is moist and relished by the elephants and buffaloes. The Masai blankets are indispensable on the morning game drives. The impala males are rutting; the elephant females are … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Wildebeest Migration Has Begun

After lots of will-they won’t-they, we are happy to report the head of the migration has finally entered the Masai Mara! These pictures were taken today in the afternoon. The recon team checks out the area.. Hmm – looks good, … Continue reading

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Prepping For The Migration

It’s getting hotter in the Mara hitting a high of 26ºC but the mornings are chilly with temperatures as low as 15ºC. The grass has changed from lush green to gold. It’s pure hay. The elephants and buffaloes are in the valleys … Continue reading

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Great Rift Valley Lodge Goes Foal!

On the morning of 9th July 2012, by the second hole on the golf course a zebra foal was born. The zebras were introduced at the Great Rift Valley Lodge four months ago and now we have two mature females, … Continue reading

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A Topic For Co-evolution & Interesting Insects

At the Great Rift Valley lodge the Acacia drepanolobium is a common plant. Its thorn-filled branches have evolved over the millennia to avoid being browsed on by the giraffe which evolved to have prehensile tongues to be able to pick … Continue reading

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Mount Longonot

The majestic mountain seen from the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort stands at 2,785m above sea level. It has one of the largest calderas in Kenya. The name Longonot is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot meaning ‘’Mountain … Continue reading

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