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28 March 2011

Mara Explorer Camp - The Experience

    Mara Explorer is a uniquely luxurious riverside camp in the heart of the Maasai Mara reserve, with personal safari guides, lavish open-plan tents, and Kenya's wildest outdoor bathtubs! Managed by Heritage Hotels, this boutique camp offers the classic safari experience with a touch of luxury in the wild.Video courtesy and copyright of Timberpak Video Productions.

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28 March 2011

How much can a Samburu lion eat a day?

Welcome to 2011. After the 2009-2010 severe drought followed by the massive floods, the Uaso Ng’iro River has dried up again!   The 2009 drought was the worst in Northern Kenya and the river was dry for nine month. The river divides the three Game reserves – Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba. Shaba is the driest, almost barren; Buffalo Springs is the least arid and mostly with rolling plains while Samburu is more rugged with rocky outcrops. The reserves are on the southern end of the ran…

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28 March 2011

News From the Wild: Masai Mara, March

The Mara is hot and dry with spectacular views of the sunset and the sunrise. The mornings are clear while the evenings are cloudy. There’s a good variety of game on the plains especially northwest of the Mara Intrepid’s camp. The Loita Plains to the east of the Mara are dry. The domestic migration of the wildebeest and the zebra that migrate to the east for the calving season are still in the reserve because the calving grounds are still dry. Sequence of photos showing zebra giving birth.…

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28 March 2011

5-Day Mount Kenya Trek

Peter Wandiriani, an Heritage Hotels' eCommerce Executive is taking part in a gruelling 5-day trek of Mount Kenya from Naru Moru, a sleepy town along the main Tumu Tumu - Meru road through the mountain.The group of 16, accompanied by two guides shall be climbing from the east to Point Lenana 4,985 metres (16,366ft) above sea level and out westwards at Chogoria. Over the 5-day period, we shall be updating this blog with their progress, and after the trek we shall post pictures of this great ad…

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28 March 2011

Charming Lake Challa

  A secret lake lies in a crater within site of Kilimanjaro’s towering snow-clad mountain, only we can’t see Africa’s tallest mountain because of the thick clouds. Formed by explosive eruptions thousands of years ago, the crater-lake is fed by underground streams from the mighty mountain. Its turquoise blue-green waters stand in stark contrast to the dry and dusty land where fat baobabs and thorny trees tough it out under a merciless sun. Dust trails the cars driving out from Voyager Ziw…

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28 March 2011

A superb tented lodge with true sounds of nature

  In the silent night, nothing shows. Yet this blanket of darkness covers a nocturnal life that shies away in the heat of the day. A barrel shaped hippo on its tiny legs makes for the bushes. A few metres away, a pair of silver-backed jackals hunt for the night feast of insects while elephants on the bank across the river siphon water up their trunks and into their mouth.It looks comical. We spot more. A herd of buffaloes, easily a hundred gallop away caught in the beam of the powerful to…

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28 March 2011

Amazing - 3 Cheetahs up a tree in Masai Mara!

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28 March 2011

Leopards share a kill up a tree

    This footage of two leopards enjoying a kill on a tree was taken by Dixon Chelule (DC) of Mara Intrepids while on a game drive in the Masai Mara Reserve in July. DC is the Assistant Head Guide, Mara Intrepids Camp.

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28 March 2011

Amazing Pics - Cheetah Goes On Game Drive, Masai Mara!

Every once in a while, the wild springs unexpected experiences. On a recent game drive, a cheetah decided it wanted a ride on one of Mara Intrepids open sided jeeps. To say that the driver was overwhelmed by the request would be an understatement. Mara Intrepids Guides For limited time, enjoy stays at the Masai Mara at Mara Explorer, Mara Intrepids or Siana Springs. Enquire at sales@heritagehotels.co.ke now.

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28 March 2011

Cheetahs feast on Coke's Hartbeest on night game drive

November, Ziwani Animal Sightings November was a good game viewing time in Ziwani. Kazungu and Juma, our resident cheetahs were spotted on the plains. A few days later, Patrick was also spotted on the plains alone scanning the horizon not far from a group of impalas. He definitely managed to kill because in the morning we saw vultures on the plains scavenging on an impala carcass. Ziwani has been dry, and towards mid-month most of the animals migrated to the areas that either had rain or wat…

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28 March 2011

Juvenile Martial Eagle and Hadada Ibis, Tsavo West

Stephen Lekatoo, Resident Naturalist, Voyager Ziwani Tsavo

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28 March 2011

Views from Voyager Ziwani in the morningViews from Voyager Ziwani in the morning

Mt Kilimanjaro The restaurant  A pied kingfisher Stephen Lekatoo, Resident Naturalist, Voyager Ziwani Tsavo

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26 March 2011

Family breaks for Easter

Our families have grown up with African travel in their blood so we’re old hands when it comes to planning well researched, safe and memorable family safaris!From five to eighty five year olds we know the best spots for families seeking out of this world African adventures.  See our Top Tips Easter's late this year, coming towards the end of green season in Southern Africa.  This can be a great time to take the family on safari - you'll have some of the top camps and guides to yourselves and en…

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23 March 2011

Migration Update - 23rd March 2011

Monday morning, this week, we watched the first of the migratory herds arriving back into the Ndutu area after several days of heavy rain. They had started to go north-west towards Moru and Maswa, as the southern grass plains were drying up. Now, with all this rain and the area greeing up nicely, they are heading back. By Tuesday morning the plains were filling up: lots of wildebeest and zebra and plenty of cats. We spent a good hour with a small pride, a beautiful dark-maned lion and his three…

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09 March 2011

Serengeti Migration Update - 9th March 2011

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