Tag Archives: wildlife
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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