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AFRICA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2016 & KENYA’S BEST GOLF HOTEL 2016: THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY LODGE & GOLF RESORT

The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort has been awarded Africa’s & Kenya’s Best Golf Hotel gongs for 2016 by the World Golf Awards. The formal announcement and presentations took place at the Conrad Algarve, Portugal, during the weekend … Continue reading

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NATURE PROTECTION AWARD, 2017 IAGTO SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS: THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY LODGE & GOLF RESORT

The Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort has won in the Nature Protection category in the 2017 IAGTO Sustainability Awards for its reforestation programme alongside the Kenya Wildlife Service and Rafiki Foundation in the local Eburru community.   Each … Continue reading

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Maasai Mara Wildlife Sightings

WEATHER Mornings: cold Day: hot Evenings: cool with occasional drizzling Every day: amazing sunset and sunrise   Temperatures 15c morning   28c at midday   18c after sunset   GENERAL GAME   Migrating herds seen around Maji ya Fisi across … Continue reading

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Masai Mara – Season of Bounty

WEATHER Mornings: cold Day: hot Evenings: cool with occasional drizzling Every day: amazing sunset and sunrise   Temperatures 15c morning   28c at midday   18c after sunset   GENERAL GAME   It’s been great around Mara Intrepids and Mara … Continue reading

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Masai Mara – Season of Plenty!

WEATHER The weather has been cold and dry most of the month with some overcast days. Most of the mornings were quite chilly but warming up soon after the sun came up. We have been experiencing amazing sunrises for most … Continue reading

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Diani Beach Touch Rugby Tournament

Heritage Hotels co-sponsored the eighth Diani Beach Touch Rugby tournament, held at 40 Thieves Beach Bar in Diani, Kwale.   This international touch rugby event aims at raising money for two local teams in Ukunda and Kwale:the South Coast Pirates … Continue reading

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Tsavo West Sightings

The week of 11th July 2016 was interesting and seeing a lot of wildlife coming closer to the camp.This is due to the drought season. Elephants started coming earlier than expected to the river and spend the whole night feeding … Continue reading

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The Red Currant Shrub

Common Name:  Red Currant, Rhus Bush Swahili Name:   Mkono-chuma Usage and treatment Part used-Leaves, branches and roots Leaves for treating heartburn and stomachache Leaves as a water inhalant for coughs and colds The branches are used to treat stomach complaints … Continue reading

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Night Skies Over the Great Rift Valley – June

From Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort – three planets in splendid view – Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Saturn sandwich the head of the constellation, Scorpius.        

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The Migration Is Coming!

Weather: It’s been warm the last two weeks with amazing sunrise and sunset. The rains have stopped and the rivers have subsided opening the crossing points for game drives. The grass remains tall after the long rains. However it is … Continue reading

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