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29 June 2016

The Great Migration Is On!

Weather Last two weeks: Chilly mornings and hot afternoons coupled with heavy rains - an average of 10mm per day. Most of the crossing points are quite impassable. The Olare Orok River crossing is ok because there isn’t much rain on the northern side of the park. The Mara River is higher than in previous years meaning there will be spectacular crossings of the wildebeest this year. Temperatures 130c morning 260c at midday 150c after sunset THE GREAT MIGRATION The migration is on. …

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29 June 2016

Samburu Safari Diary

ELEPHANT DUSTING At Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya, elephants are often seen giving themselves a dust shower. Using their trunks, they inhale the dust and blow it out forcefully. It’s quite an amazing thing to see. The dust serves as a sunscreen, keeps the animal cool and insects at bay. Wild pigs also roll themselves in dust to protect themselves for the same purpose. Klipspringers Spotted Klipspringers spotted recently at Koitogo hill in Samburu National Reserve proved to b…

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29 June 2016

Masai Mara - Animal Sightings, May

Weather The weather has generally been very good with the mornings being a bit cold and the day time not as hot. Evening are generally cool and the rains seem to be subsiding now though we still are experiencing some occasional drizzles and light showers in the afternoons and in the night. As a result of the heavy downpours that we had in the past and the rivers flooding, we have had a lot of sand deposits in many of our crossing points eg  Muhindi crossing and Rekero crossing, both west of Mar…

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29 June 2016

Masai Mara - Early Migration Signs

Weather 18ºc morning 25ºc at midday  23ºc after sunset  The Domestic Migration of the Loita Wildebeest and Zebra to the Mara  The Loita wildebeest are between Double Crossing and Ntiakitiak River within easy reach of Mara Intrepids Camp. Some herds of wildebeest have already crossed the river and are heading back east towards Olare Orok and Motorogi conservancies. There are some large herds of resident zebras at the Topi Plains, north-west of the Camp. PREDATORS Lions The Ridge Pride T…

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