Category Archives: Wildlife Update

Rains In The Masai Mara!

It’s finally the start of the long rains after months of scorching heat.  Daytime temperatures have dropped to 27 0 C while nights are much cooler with temperatures varying between 8 – 190C.   The rivers are filling up but only … Continue reading

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Notch & Sons Reign Supreme – Masai Mara

Overview The long rains from October 2011 to January this year has much of the Mara covered in tall grass, which has forced the plains game to look for the tender shorter grass.   The rains stopped a month ago … Continue reading

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Wild Dogs Hunt – Gone in Seconds!

The old adage about keeping your camera close while on safari in Africa (or anywhere else for that matter), came true the other day while on a transfer from the Samburu Intrepids camp to the airstrip in Buffalo Springs. I … Continue reading

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Zebra Gets Briefs Torn By Crocs – The Migration is On!

Mara is green and lush following the rains. The tall golden grass is interspersed with short patches of grass, which are littered with white waste-paper tissue flowers. The ravines and rivers are as yet not full of water and therefore … Continue reading

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Gnu for Lunch Anyone? News From The Wild

Overview It has stopped raining in the Mara, making the grass turn coarse like hay. Only the valleys and river banks are green, attracting the grazers that prefer shorter grass. You can see them early mornings on the plains while … Continue reading

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Game Goes On A Drive!

Guests at Mara Intrepids got more than they had bargained for on a game drive recently. A young cheetah, Shingo, decided to hop on to the jeep – let’s just say, the guest were game! The young leopard was also … Continue reading

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