Category Archives: Wildlife Update

Great Rift Valley Lodge Hosts 15th East Africa Challenge Golf Championship

Hosts Kenya ended the day one of this year’s Keroche Breweries sponsored East Africa Challenge Cup golf Championship in third place with five points after losing three matches at the scenic Great Rift Valley Golf Resort course on Wednesday (30th … Continue reading

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Fun Facts: Ostriches

Did you know that? Ostrich have bigger eyes than any other living vertebrate on land. With their acute eyesight and hearing they can sense predators like lions from far away.  When being pursued by a predator, ostriches have been known to … Continue reading

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Ostrich Chicks Get Second Chance

In September, Lkaana Letipo saw eagles and vultures soaring in the sky while he was out with his goats. Curious he went to see what was there. He found ostrich chicks by the carcass of the female. On closer inspection, … Continue reading

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Predator Time In The Mara

Weather moderate with clear skies.   Clouds start building in the evening.     The rain has subsided. The land is green dotted with beautiful flowers of many colors which the olive baboons and leopard tortoises relish.        … Continue reading

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Olive, The Queen Is No More

Weather: Cloudy, rain with sporadic bursts of sunshine and generally warm during the day.       Some of the river crossings, luggas and swampy areas are unmanageable with two wheel drive vehicles. Only 4×4 vehicles can cross them.   … Continue reading

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The Mara Comes Alive

Weather update: Clear mornings – 17ºC with cold breeze Afternoons – 27ºC Evenings – clouds build-up in course of the day with showers of rain on the peripheries of the reserve.     Driving And Terrain:     Tough for two-wheel … Continue reading

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Great Safari Weather In The Mara

The weather is great – cool with showers in the evening. Morning temperatures are around 17ºC and afternoons  27ºC. THE GREAT MIGRATION OF WILDEBEEST AND ZEBRAS     The wildebeest and zebra have crossed Mara River from the west to east. They … Continue reading

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Migration In Paradise

The weather’s cool with clear mornings and sunny afternoons.  The clouds build up late in the day with rain falling on the peripheries of the reserve.   Day time temperatures: 16ºc to 27ºc.   THE GREAT MIGRATION     The … Continue reading

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Morning Encounters, Voyager Ziwani, Tsavo

  I started the usual morning nature walk with our guests Jennifer and John and headed towards the plains. As we were crossing the airstrip, I heard elephants trumpeting. I thought the elephants were crossing the river into Tsavo West … Continue reading

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The Mara Welcomes the Migration

It’s late June and the weather’s super. Early mornings are cool and become hotter followed with clouds building up late afternoon. There’s rain on the edges of the reserve.   The Talek and Olare Orok rivers are high, but still … Continue reading

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