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News Updates

Night Skies Over the Great Rift

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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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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