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31 July 2017

2017 Migration in Mara

The Maasai Mara has been a beehive of activity over the last two weeks as the migration season has started early this year. The migratory herds from the Serengeti have started crossing Sand River into the Mara while other herds are coming through the Roan hills. Between Lookout hill and Olmisigiyioi at Meta Plains there are big herds of the migratory wildebeest coming to Olkeju Rongai. We anticipate that in a few days’ time they will be making their way into Possee Plains and cross Talek Rive…

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31 July 2017

GRVL Fun Facts

Trees/shrub   Common Name: Broad-leaved Croton   Swahili Name: Mfurufuru   Usage and treatment   Part used: Leaves, fruits, seeds and stem  Attractive tree often planted to provide shade in plantations  Stabilizes and enriches the soil  Seeds are used as a fish poison  A vegetable salt is prepared from the ashes of the burnt leaves  Most parts of the plant are used to treat various conditions  The juice from the leaves is used as an anthelmintic to rid the body of parasites and toxins …

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31 July 2017

EAST AFRICA TOURIST VISA

Why the single visa? The East Africa Tourist Visa will allow travel between Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda with the same multiple entry visa. This visa is the result of a joint initiative made by the Heads of States of the respective partner countries to boost regional travel and create opportunities for tourists to explore the diversity of East Africa. Who is eligible? A foreigner who wants to visit simultaneously the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda for tourism. The visa…

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31 July 2017

First animal sightings in Mara 2017

Weather Very hot during the day with clear skies. Chilly in the early mornings and at night. Sunrise: 6:50am Sunset: 6:55pm As usual both are spectacular and best time for photography. Temperatures 180c morning 300c at midday 270c after sunset Wildlife Early morning and late evening game drives have been spectacular with lots of plains game concentrated by the rivers, especially the Talek and Olare Orok. These rivers still have some pools of water though they are stagnant. We have som…

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