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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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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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Out And About In Ziwani, Tsavo West

MASAI GIRAFFE Driving to Serengeti plains (not to be confused with Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania), our guests had one wish – to see the Masai giraffe. They had never seen them in the wild. Luckily near Lake Jipe … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility – Paediatric Heart Mission in Mombasa (2011)

While the eye mission was underway in the Mara, MEAK and volunteer doctors from Guy and St. Thomas Hospital in London were conducting paediatric open heart surgeries at the Mombasa Hospital. This was the first time that open heart surgery … Continue reading

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Corporate Social Responsibility – Maasai Mara Eye Mission (2011)

In June of 2011 , Heritage Hotels teamed up with MEAK (Medical and Educational Aid to Kenya) team in Masai Mara. The medical team consisted of doctors from Kwale District Eye Centre near Mombasa, MEAK and Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital. … Continue reading

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Migration Heads To Ol Kiombo

It’s cloudy with rain late in the evening. We need the Masai blankets on the game drives to keep warm. The elephants and buffalos are relishing the lush grass.     The great migration begins   There’s a dark cloud … 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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