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26 June 2013

The Migration Is Here!

The weather’s great with clear mornings, cool afternoons and clear sunsets. Temperatures vary between 16ºC and 27ºC.      THE GREAT MIGRATION OF THE WILDEBEEST AND ZEBRAS   The annual migration of the wildebeest and zebra has begun – both for the resident from the Loita plains and those coming in from the Serengeti.   The Serengeti-Mara migration is at Sand River approaching the Mara reserve. The herds can be seen south of Mara Intrepids Camp by the Mara Bridge.  They are moving …

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22 June 2013

Diving at the Voyager Beach, Mombasa

Buccaneer Diving is Kenya’s only PADI 5 Star IDC Centre and with a dive center at Voyager Beach open daily. It is recognized for its quality of training programs offered from complete beginner through to Instructor and beyond.  Owner Bruce Phillips is a PADI Course Director, which is the organizations’ highest rating, ensuring that the PADI courses run at Buccaneer Diving are of the highest quality.                  Buccaneer Diving is deeply committed to keeping the Mombasa Marine Park pristin…

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22 June 2013

Samburu Intrepids Camp’s Eco-Garden

COMMITTED TO FOOD SAFETY QUALITY AND ECO TOURISM AWARENESS INTRODUCTION Supporting Kenya’s Millennium Development Goals regarding environmental sustainability, Samburu Intrepids Camp started an eco-garden 11years ago to cut back on carbon miles while at the same time ensuring healthier organic foods for our guests.                ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS: By growing our own vegetables and fruits, Samburu Intrepids has cut down on its grocery bills. Our spectacular 25x50m ec…

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22 June 2013

Wildlife Thrives in Ziwani, Tsavo West

BIRD WALK AROUND SANTE RIVER Seen during the recent bird walks around Santé River are Knob-billed Ducks (Sarkidiornis m. Melanotos) back from Lake Jipe, Spur-winged Geese (plectropterus g. gambensis) and Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus).     CROCODILE PREDATOR The Nile monitor (naranus niloticus) is Africa’s largest lizard and a powerful swimmers. Two years ago, I watched a female crocodile transfer her young ones to shallow waters and as soon as she left, a monitor lizard made hast…

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22 June 2013

It's Almost Migration Season!

The sheen of the rising sun spreads over the long grasses of the great savannah plains. In a few weeks the great migration of the wildebeest and the zebra will begin and by the time the herbivores leave the Maasai Mara to return to the Serengeti, the grass will have bowed to their stampede. A male Jackson’s widowbird in full breeding plumage of a long black tail and a scarlet chest hops above the grass stalks while the yellow wattle stands out on the beak of a wattle plover a few feet from …

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20 June 2013

Fast and furious: beasts on the move

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05 June 2013

Wildy news and some post-rains updates on the North

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