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29 July 2011

Serengeti Migration Update - 29th July 2011

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28 July 2011

Why the Lions are bottom of SA's Super 15 log - Missed tackles!.

Here’s a wild sequence of a kudu bull breaking through a pride of lions. Reported in the media from Rippon’s Safari Lodge and attributed variously to Miller&Maclean/Rippon's Safari Lodge and Jozef Dzwonnik/Noble/Draper.  Go here for the full sequence    

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27 July 2011

Gnu for Lunch Anyone? News From The Wild

Overview It has stopped raining in the Mara, making the grass turn coarse like hay. Only the valleys and river banks are green, attracting the grazers that prefer shorter grass. You can see them early mornings on the plains while the grass is still soft and moist from the morning dew but as the day gets hotter they move to the river banks to graze. Time for a drink before crossing - zebras are usually the head of the migration. The areas that were first visited by the herds of wildebee…

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18 July 2011

Zebra Gets Briefs Torn By Crocs - The Migration is On!

  Overview Mara is green and lush following the rains. The tall golden grass is interspersed with short patches of grass, which are littered with white waste-paper tissue flowers. The ravines and rivers are as yet not full of water and therefore easy to traverse. The predators are having an easy time hunting due to the increase in herbivores. With the danger lurking in the tall grass, the herbivores are moving to the north-west conservancy and the Olare Orok Conservancy, up to the east of th…

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06 July 2011

Latest on the migration

Our guide Ken has just called in from the Serengeti to report big herds of wildebeest now being seen across the northern Serengeti. Particularly strong around Lobo / Bologonja and Nyamalumbwa, with increasing numbers coming into the Wogakuria & Lamai areas.    Good groups still being seen in the Western Corridor, but the weather over the next few days will dictate whether they remain within easy reach of Grumeti or also start heading North. We’re keeping a very close daily eye on things a…

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05 July 2011

Game Goes On A Drive!

  Guests at Mara Intrepids got more than they had bargained for on a game drive recently. A young cheetah, Shingo, decided to hop on to the jeep - let's just say, the guest were game! The young leopard was also very obliging for a photo shoot. Pictures courtesy of Edwin Mirara and Dickson Chelule, Mara Intrepids. The video is property of MrSimbaMara 

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05 July 2011

Masai Mara Game Watch

Overview It’s raining every afternoon in Maasai Mara but despite that the rivers are still low. The plains are already full of tall red oat grass especially between the Talek and Olare Orok rivers and also in the southern part of Mara Intrepid camp and the Possee Plain all the way down to the border of Mara and the Serengeti. The area between Rhino Ridge and Paradise Plain to the main crossing at Mara River is also covered with tall grass, forcing all the herbivores to seek refuge in places wi…

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05 July 2011

Excellent Game Viewing in Samburu

Recently, guests guests at Samburu Intrepids were treated to an exciting game drive. As we crossed a small creek opposite Serena Lodge, we came across a pack of the African wild dogs, one of the most endangered canine species in Africa. The African wild dog has a unique way of hunting. The pack will chase the prey until it is exhausted. Within seconds, the pack had brought down a male dik dik….and all fought to have a piece of the meat. Soon after feasting on the dik dik, the pack of 14 cli…

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