Category Archives: General

Kenya Visa Requirements

Beginning 1st September 2015, all visitors to Kenya (from countries that are visa eligible) must apply and pay for their Kenyan visas online, at least three before travel.   The Department of Immigration Services has launched evisa.go.ke, the Official Government … Continue reading

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Strange Lion Behaviour In The Mara

The last few weeks in the Mara can only be described as wet! It’s not been all bad, because that rain is what attracts the migrants – wildebai, zebras and antelopes – back into the Mara ecosystem.       … Continue reading

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The Wildebai Are Coming!

WEATHER Beautiful clear days and clear skies at night – dazzling for star gazing.   Watch the fantastic race of the planets – brilliant Venus and bold Jupiter – as they draw closer together each night. Venus will pass Jupiter … Continue reading

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An Intimate Bush Wedding

  Take your vows in some of the world’s most spectacular wild country within earshot of the elephant’s trumpet or a lion’s roar. You can choose a traditional wedding according to your customs, or dress in the local finery of … Continue reading

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Mara Explorer Camp Wildlife Sightings – April 2015

Temperature   19c morning   28c at midday   25c after sunset   Weather   Raining.   The rivers and luggas are flooded.   Mara River is rising after the low ebb in the last few months.     The … Continue reading

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Elephant Sighting in Samburu Reserve – April 2015

It’s 35 degrees centigrade and we are hoping for rain soon.   The hot spell in northern Kenya is a trying time for both people and the wildlife. The Ewaso Nyiro river which is the life-lung of these northern regions … Continue reading

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Samburu Intrepids Camp Easter Sightings

A young male cheetah near Larsens Camp was seen. He looks new in the area.   At Samburu National Reserve, we have a good number of cheetahs. For the last six months, we have had regular sightings of two females, … Continue reading

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MARA INTREPIDS CAMP – 30TH MARCH 2015

Weather   The weather has changed.   The rain started around the Mara. It’s the first rain of the year and the land is dry and thirsty. The parched soil will simply soak all the water first. Hopefully, the vegetation … Continue reading

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AFRICAN CIVET – SAMBURU INTREPIDS CAMP

We have a very active civet during the night at the camp. One night, a security guard called to report a leopard and l went to check.   It was a quiet night save for the baboons barking like dogs … Continue reading

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BIG CAT Report – Samburu Intrepids Camp

At 4pm recently, we arrived at the Daraja bridge on the Ewaso Nyiro River in the heart of the Samburu National Reserve. It is the elephants’ main crossing area. There were no herbivores around and I slowed down to look … Continue reading

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