ANIMAL SIGHTINGS – Mara Intrepids & Mara Explorer

Weather
 
Cold, cloudy mornings clearing up by mid-day. You need to dress warm for the early morning game drives.
 
Temperature
 
17c morning
 
28c at midday
 
25c after sunset
 
Annual Migration of the Wildebeest and Zebras
 
Herds of wildebeest and zebra continue to flow west to cross Mara River following the rain on the Mara Triangle along Oloololo Escarpment.
 
During the crossings, there are only a few casualties because the water level in the Mara River is low. Nevertheless, crossing rivers in the presence of crocodiles is a dangerous affair.
 
Crocodile are more efficient in deep and fast flowing water than in shallow water – they kill their prey by drowning it and ripping it by spinning.
 
 
Predators
 
Lions
 
Lion prides are healthy and doing well in terms of feeding and family grouping.
 
The Rekero pride is doing well with six cubs of different ages – four aged three months old and two aged five months old. Lipstick and Blacky are the male lions of the pride.
 
The Olkiombo pride is at Central Plain with four of Notch’s sons in charge of them. The Shonko pride has eleven members.
 
Leopards
 
Bahati has been seen mating during the last two weeks on the edge of Olkiombo airstrip – a kilometer away from Mara Intrepids Camp – She’s with a young male who has yet to be identified.
 
Cheetahs
 
Amani is at Lookout Hill with her cub aged seven months.
 
 
Click here to view older posts about the 2014 Wildebeest Migration
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report and pictures by John Parmasau – Head Safari Guide, Mara Intrepids and Mara Explorer Camps.
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