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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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Migration Update

The 2016 annual migration of the wildebeest has begun a lot earlier than normal. The first herds were seen at Sand River early June coming in from the Serengeti in Tanzania and moving north into the Maasai Mara.   Following … Continue reading

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The Great Migration

Temperatures 13ºc morning 26ºc at midday 15ºc after sunset WILDLIFE The last two weeks the impala have been breeding close to our football pitch and around the landing strip. Occasionally a big bull elephant comes around Mara Intrepids and Mara … Continue reading

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Masai Mara – Early Migration Signs

Weather 18ºc morning 25ºc at midday 23ºc after sunset   The Domestic Migration of the Loita Wildebeest and Zebra to the Mara The Loita wildebeest are between Double Crossing and Ntiakitiak River within easy reach of Mara Intrepids Camp. Some … Continue reading

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Heritage Hotels Staff Appointments

Margaret Butali has been promoted to the position of Sales Account Executive based at Voyager Beach Resort, Mombasa. She is a graduate of Mount Kenya University in 2013 and holds a Diploma in Sales and Marketing from The Technical University … Continue reading

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Birding At The Great Rift Valley Lodge

Check out the man-made wetland at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort for your next birding destination and you are likely to see many exciting birds that were not there before the wetland was built. The wetland is … Continue reading

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Trees/Shrub Article

Common Name: Carissa Swahili Name: Mtanda-mboo Usage and treatment • Part used: Bark, roots, leaves, twigs and fruit  Decoctions of the roots are used to treat malaria, headaches and fever in children  The ripe fruits are used to … Continue reading

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Exciting game drive in Samburu National Reserve

A few meters from Samburu Intrepids on the early morning game drive, we watched a pack of African hunting dogs devour an impala which the pack had just brought down. Considered vermin in the early 1900s, African hunting dogs were … Continue reading

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Lions and Leopards of Samburu – Diary of a Driver Guide

During yesterday evening’s game drive we spotted three lions – a male and two females – heading for the Ewaso Nyiro River, which is the life-lung of Samburu National Reserve.       Looking through my binoculars, I recognized the … Continue reading

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