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News Updates

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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