29 March 2008

Migration Update - 28th March 2008

Easter came early for many this year. The spring hares and African hares were plentiful and the weather decided to join in the fun. Over the last two weeks, there have been dramatic skies, thunder and lightening and heavy showers all over the northern circuit. For the last few years, the long rains at the end of the green season have not broken until mid-April but this year was different. The rains were very welcome in the Serengeti where a long dry patch during late Feb and early March had m…

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04 March 2008

Big Cat Update, Maasai Mara and Samburu, Kenya, March 4th 2008

The only way to describe the Mara now is a jungle paradise! The current crisis in the country has been a blessing in disguise, with very few guests visiting the reserve allowing it to rejuvenate to its original wilderness state! Game viewing is also enjoyable owing to the little 'traffic', which is quite unusual in the Mara around this time, and the number of animals present in the reserve.The short rains across the Mara plains recently have now left a carpet of lush green grass across the plai…

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