30 April 2007

Big Cat Update, Masai Mara, Kenya April 23rd 2007

The long rains earlier in the year have converted the Maasai Mara into a sea of grass. Although the length of the grass on the plains can make game-spotting quite a challenge, the extent of wet, marshy areas has forced many animals to move to particular areas of higher ground. Needless to say, our guides' deep local knowledge usually ensures that guests will find most of the animals they have come so far to see!LionsDespite the long grass and absence of prey, lion sightings have been very good …

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17 April 2007

Migration Update - 17th April 2007

The rains that have been falling in the Arusha Region over the last week have not really started in the Serengeti. There have been several scattered heavy showers but the general picture has been one of drying up. The Wildebeest are therefore quite spread out with substantial herds in southern Loliondo, Kakesio and the Kusini planes. Heavier rain is predicited in the coming week and if that materialises, the herds will head back to the short grass plains as soon as grazing improves.

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