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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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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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The Grand African Safari – Explorer Style

A Private Paradise   With ten tents on the peninsula of the Talek river, it’s understated luxury in the wild. Each tent set on a deck has an open plan, three sides that can be unzipped for a stunningly wide … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Wildebeest Migration Has Begun

After lots of will-they won’t-they, we are happy to report the head of the migration has finally entered the Masai Mara! These pictures were taken today in the afternoon. The recon team checks out the area.. Hmm – looks good, … Continue reading

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Prepping For The Migration

It’s getting hotter in the Mara hitting a high of 26ºC but the mornings are chilly with temperatures as low as 15ºC. The grass has changed from lush green to gold. It’s pure hay. The elephants and buffaloes are in the valleys … 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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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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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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