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2017 Migration in Mara

The Maasai Mara has been a beehive of activity over the last two weeks as the migration season has started early this year. The migratory herds from the Serengeti have started crossing Sand River into the Mara while other herds … Continue reading

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GRVL Fun Facts

Trees/shrub   Common Name: Broad-leaved Croton   Swahili Name: Mfurufuru   Usage and treatment   Part used: Leaves, fruits, seeds and stem  Attractive tree often planted to provide shade in plantations  Stabilizes and enriches the soil  Seeds … Continue reading

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First animal sightings in Mara 2017

Weather Very hot during the day with clear skies. Chilly in the early mornings and at night. Sunrise: 6:50am Sunset: 6:55pm As usual both are spectacular and best time for photography. Temperatures 180c morning 300c at midday 270c after sunset … Continue reading

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Wildlife sightings in Samburu

Samburu National Reserve is famous for its stunning landscape and spectacular wildlife that include the big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah – and the Samburu ‘Big 5’ – Reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk. On … Continue reading

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Night Skies Over the Great Rift Valley – June

From Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort – three planets in splendid view – Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Saturn sandwich the head of the constellation, Scorpius.        

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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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Trees/Shrub Article

Common Name: Carissa Swahili Name: Mtanda-mboo Usage and treatment • Part used: Bark, roots, leaves, twigs and fruit  Decoctions of the roots are used to treat malaria, headaches and fever in children  The ripe fruits are used to … Continue reading

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Going Wild At Great Rift Valley Lodge!

There’s new game at the Great Rift Valley Lodge. With assistance from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) who is the custodian of Kenya’s wildlife, we have introduced six Burchell’s zebras (four females and two males) and 18 impalas (15 females … Continue reading

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