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05 December 2012

Holiday Season - Maasai Mara

  The weather is great after the recent short rains. It’s clear in the mornings and cool in the afternoons with rain on the peripheries of the Mara. The grass is green and fresh after the annual world-famous wildebeest migration. The old grass was grazed upon by the migrating wildebeest and zebras from the neighbouring Serengeti in Tanzania. The lactating herbivorous females are well-fed on the fresh grass and are able to produce a lot of milk for their young ones.  In this season of plenty, …

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05 December 2012

Egyptian Geese Compete For Nesting Ground

The flock of Egyptian geese at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort has been in residence on Caroline Island on the fairway for over five years. For the first time, the flock has successfully hatched nine goslings much to everyone’s delight. However one of the goslings was killed by the competitors (other geese) who wanted to use the same area for nesting. Eventually the territorial parents managed to win the fight and are raising their goslings on the island and by the water dam. T…

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05 December 2012

Eastern Colobus Monkey, Impala & Warthogs At The Lodge

For the first time, a male colobus monkey (Colobus abyssinicus) was seen at the Great Rift Valley Lodge. This is seen as a good sign, for these shy creatures are rare and very selective feeders. Being arboreal, they spend their time in tree tops and feed on leaves. A lone male was seen at the lodge, feeding on the ipomoea flowers which are now common around the tennis courts and the surrounding bushes. We hope that he will be joined by the rest of the troop. They are common around Lake Naivash…

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