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Migration Update

The 2016 annual migration of the wildebeest has begun a lot earlier than normal. The first herds were seen at Sand River early June coming in from the Serengeti in Tanzania and moving north into the Maasai Mara.   Following … Continue reading

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The Great Migration

Temperatures 13ºc morning 26ºc at midday 15ºc after sunset WILDLIFE The last two weeks the impala have been breeding close to our football pitch and around the landing strip. Occasionally a big bull elephant comes around Mara Intrepids and Mara … 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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Predator Time In The Mara

Weather moderate with clear skies.   Clouds start building in the evening.     The rain has subsided. The land is green dotted with beautiful flowers of many colors which the olive baboons and leopard tortoises relish.        … Continue reading

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Olive, The Queen Is No More

Weather: Cloudy, rain with sporadic bursts of sunshine and generally warm during the day.       Some of the river crossings, luggas and swampy areas are unmanageable with two wheel drive vehicles. Only 4×4 vehicles can cross them.   … 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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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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