Tag Archives: Big Cats

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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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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The Wildebai Are Coming!

WEATHER Beautiful clear days and clear skies at night – dazzling for star gazing.   Watch the fantastic race of the planets – brilliant Venus and bold Jupiter – as they draw closer together each night. Venus will pass Jupiter … Continue reading

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Mara Explorer Camp Wildlife Sightings – April 2015

Temperature   19c morning   28c at midday   25c after sunset   Weather   Raining.   The rivers and luggas are flooded.   Mara River is rising after the low ebb in the last few months.     The … Continue reading

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Samburu Intrepids Camp Easter Sightings

A young male cheetah near Larsens Camp was seen. He looks new in the area.   At Samburu National Reserve, we have a good number of cheetahs. For the last six months, we have had regular sightings of two females, … Continue reading

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MARA INTREPIDS CAMP – 30TH MARCH 2015

Weather   The weather has changed.   The rain started around the Mara. It’s the first rain of the year and the land is dry and thirsty. The parched soil will simply soak all the water first. Hopefully, the vegetation … Continue reading

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AFRICAN CIVET – SAMBURU INTREPIDS CAMP

We have a very active civet during the night at the camp. One night, a security guard called to report a leopard and l went to check.   It was a quiet night save for the baboons barking like dogs … Continue reading

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BIG CAT Report – Samburu Intrepids Camp

At 4pm recently, we arrived at the Daraja bridge on the Ewaso Nyiro River in the heart of the Samburu National Reserve. It is the elephants’ main crossing area. There were no herbivores around and I slowed down to look … Continue reading

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