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29 August 2014

Crissing & Crossing

It's that time of year when we struggle to find something new to write on our migration blog. Basically there are plenty of herds up in the northern Serengeti busy criss-crossing the Mara River. Some guests in our Lamai Serengeti and Serengeti Safari Camps have witnessed major crossings. Kenya has received quite a bit of rain, and Kogatende and Nyamalumbwa areas are green as well which means the beasts are spoilt for choice. There are also great cat sightings: cheetah, lion and leopard, and m…

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13 August 2014

MARA INTREPIDS CAMP ANIMAL SIGHTINGS - 12th August 2014

Weather     It’s cloudy in the early morning but gets warmer by midday with clear blue skies.   It’s important to dress warm for early morning game drives.    Temperature 17c morning    28c at midday    25c after sunset    Migration Of Wildebeest And Zebras The migration is moving in circles following the weather pattern. For the last two weeks, the wildebeest and zebras have been crossing to the west of the Mara towards Oloololo Escarpment for greener pastures.   Four days ago, th…

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12 August 2014

Zambezi tips - Bird watching for beginners......

  How to be a bird watcher           It’s impossible to avoid getting drawn into trying to identify bird species on safari. Some of our African birds are larger than a small antelope, taller than a lion and an ostrich can run at over 60 miles an hour. Much faster than Usain Bolt (23.35 miles per hour fastest average), and almost as fast as a cheetah (70 - 75 miles an hour)! You’ve probably heard of “twitchers”, you might have tried a bit of bird watching on a safari or in your garden. With…

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05 August 2014

A Wildlife Preview Of A Game Drive In Samburu National Reserve

The whole land has turn to be dry and we are deep in the dry season in Samburu and further North. Most of the shrubs, trees and grass are completely finished in some areas. The life giving river Uaso Ngiro is also too low and people within region are also struggling to graze their animals where there is little pasture. There is a lot of migration taking place---- all in search of water and pasture.    In the reserve, our safaris have been enjoyable and successful in terms of big cats sighting.…

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05 August 2014

Wildebeest Migration Update - 25th July 2014

Weather    It’s cloudy early morning with clear skies mid-morning. You have to dress warm for early morning game-drives. We provide our guests with Maasai shukas (blankets) on game-drives.    Temperature    17c morning    28c at midday    25c after sunset    The Migration    The migrating wildebeest and zebras have been crossing to the west of the Mara following rain along Oloololo Escarpment and the Olare Orok Conservancy in the north. There has been a lot of up and down movement for t…

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05 August 2014

ANIMAL SIGHTINGS - Mara Intrepids & Mara Explorer

Weather    Cold, cloudy mornings clearing up by mid-day. You need to dress warm for the early morning game drives.   Temperature    17c morning    28c at midday    25c after sunset    Annual Migration of the Wildebeest and Zebras    Herds of wildebeest and zebra continue to flow west to cross Mara River following the rain on the Mara Triangle along Oloololo Escarpment.   During the crossings, there are only a few casualties because the water level in the Mara River is low. Nevertheless, …

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