Category Archives: Wildlife Update

Great Rift Valley Lodge Goes Foal!

On the morning of 9th July 2012, by the second hole on the golf course a zebra foal was born. The zebras were introduced at the Great Rift Valley Lodge four months ago and now we have two mature females, … Continue reading

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A Topic For Co-evolution & Interesting Insects

At the Great Rift Valley lodge the Acacia drepanolobium is a common plant. Its thorn-filled branches have evolved over the millennia to avoid being browsed on by the giraffe which evolved to have prehensile tongues to be able to pick … Continue reading

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Mount Longonot

The majestic mountain seen from the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort stands at 2,785m above sea level. It has one of the largest calderas in Kenya. The name Longonot is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot meaning ‘’Mountain … Continue reading

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Cheetah Hunts Ostrich Chicks – Samburu

Samburu normally dry and arid is an oasis of lush green with the rains. The antelopes have started to migrate to the plains where there’s an abundance of grasses to forage on. Recently, we ventured into the neighbouring Buffalo Springs … Continue reading

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Cheetah Hunts Ostrich Chicks – Samburu

Samburu normally dry and arid is an oasis of lush green with the rains. The antelopes have started to migrate to the plains where there’s an abundance of grasses to forage on.   Recently, we ventured into the neighbouring Buffalo … Continue reading

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Rain, Life, Safari – Masai Mara

  The heavy rains have started and the Mara rivers and luggas are flooded. The luggas (seasonal rivers) can only be crossed using 4×4 vehicles – and at this point these are the only vehicles that can handle the Mara … Continue reading

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Steak In The Pool, Masai Mara

The rains have subsided, giving us clear skies for great sunrises and sunsets, including clear night skies for stargazing. The temperatures have dropped – the morning and evenings are cold with temperatures ranging between 18-19ºC.  Daytime temperatures are 27-28ºC.   … Continue reading

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Cat In The Sky

  Richard Yoga, the Samburu Intrepids Camp manager reports an interesting dinner with Peggy Warren and her husband Douglas who spent a few nights at the Camp. “During dinner, Peggy and Douglas Warren recounted how they had nearly given up hope of seeing … Continue reading

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Time For Rebirth In The Mara

With the onset of the long rains, temperatures in the Masai Mara Reserve are dropping to a bearable average of 27ºC at day time, and lows of 18ºc in the early mornings. This weather forms spectacular backdrops for early morning … Continue reading

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Night Out With The Genet Cat In Tsavo

There’s something special about a night game drive. We started out at  7.15 pm. I had my massive light and beamed it from right to left and back again through the dark night. The guests were standing in the safari cruiser, smiling … Continue reading

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