Category Archives: General

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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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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