Yearly Archives: 2012

Steak In The Pool, Masai Mara

The rains have subsided, giving us clear skies for great sunrises and sunsets, including clear night skies for stargazing. The temperatures have dropped – the morning and evenings are cold with temperatures ranging between 18-19ºC.  Daytime temperatures are 27-28ºC.   … Continue reading

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Cat In The Sky

  Richard Yoga, the Samburu Intrepids Camp manager reports an interesting dinner with Peggy Warren and her husband Douglas who spent a few nights at the Camp. “During dinner, Peggy and Douglas Warren recounted how they had nearly given up hope of seeing … Continue reading

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Time For Rebirth In The Mara

With the onset of the long rains, temperatures in the Masai Mara Reserve are dropping to a bearable average of 27ºC at day time, and lows of 18ºc in the early mornings. This weather forms spectacular backdrops for early morning … Continue reading

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Night Out With The Genet Cat In Tsavo

There’s something special about a night game drive. We started out at  7.15 pm. I had my massive light and beamed it from right to left and back again through the dark night. The guests were standing in the safari cruiser, smiling … Continue reading

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Going Wild At Great Rift Valley Lodge!

There’s new game at the Great Rift Valley Lodge. With assistance from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) who is the custodian of Kenya’s wildlife, we have introduced six Burchell’s zebras (four females and two males) and 18 impalas (15 females … Continue reading

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Rains In The Masai Mara!

It’s finally the start of the long rains after months of scorching heat.  Daytime temperatures have dropped to 27 0 C while nights are much cooler with temperatures varying between 8 – 190C.   The rivers are filling up but only … Continue reading

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Notch & Sons Reign Supreme – Masai Mara

Overview The long rains from October 2011 to January this year has much of the Mara covered in tall grass, which has forced the plains game to look for the tender shorter grass.   The rains stopped a month ago … Continue reading

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Wild Dogs Hunt – Gone in Seconds!

The old adage about keeping your camera close while on safari in Africa (or anywhere else for that matter), came true the other day while on a transfer from the Samburu Intrepids camp to the airstrip in Buffalo Springs. I … Continue reading

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