23 February 2012

Notch & Sons Reign Supreme - Masai Mara

Overview The long rains from October 2011 to January this year has much of the Mara covered in tall grass, which has forced the plains game to look for the tender shorter grass. The rains stopped a month ago and the Mara is dry with midday temperatures soaring to 30 degrees Celsius. Due to the dry heat and thirst, most animals converge at the water holes along the streams and rivers. The dust in the air has created a filter that makes the sunrise and sunset very spectacular. Nonetheless t…

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20 February 2012

Serengeti Migration Update - 20th February 2012: Confused Gnus

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03 February 2012

Serengeti Migration Update - 3rd February 2012

Just in from Nomad guide Richard Knocker "Watching endless columns of wildebeest plodding across the southern plains near Ndutu, kicking up great clouds of white dust as they continue their daily search for water and grazing".

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01 February 2012

Boxing Day Special at Voyager Ziwani by Tsavo West National Park

On Boxing Day, l joined four couples staying at the lodge for a game drive in Tsavo West. We did the usual - the Shetani lava flow, Mzima springs followed by a picnic lunch at the awesome Poachers Lookout that gives a 360-degree view of the enormous terrain. The game drive was exciting for the guests with towers of giraffes, herds of zebras, long-necked gerenuks standing on their hind legs to browse on the taller shrubs, elephants and many other herbivores of the plains. The guests were – …

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