Category Archives: Wildlife Update

Maasai Mara Wildlife Sightings

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   Migrating herds seen around Maji ya Fisi across … 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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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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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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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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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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