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4 May, 2017

April in the Masai Mara

The rains have come this month bringing hope and raising the levels of the Mara River only to subside again later. There has been plenty going on, huge herds of resident zebra arrived on the plains. Marsh Pride lioness Yaya sustained an injury and had to be treated by the wildlife vets, the six males were hunting, very close to Governors Camp, There was elephant drama at Little Governors Camp as a big herd of 48 eles moved into the camp to feed only for a youngster to get stuck in the Marsh, he was released by the older eles after much panic. And we had great leopard sightings including the female on Olare Orok having to share her kill with a pack of hungry hyenas!

31 March, 2017

March in the Masai Mara

Rain arrived in the Mara this month instantly greening up the grasslands and filling up the Marsh and waterways. Elephant families moved out into the grasslands to feed, passing through the woodlands around our camps on their way. The topi began to rut and there were yet more cubs for the Marsh Pride of lions. The six young contender lions got a nasty shock as they were intimidated off a meal by two new intruder lions and we had great leopard and cheetah sightings.

27 February, 2017

February in the Masai Mara

Much needed rain finally arrived in the Mara greening up the plains and filling the waterways. Families of elephant moved through the forests around our camps feasting on fallen warburgia fruit. The Loita wildebeest and zebra criss-crossed the plains and the Mara River, running the gauntlet of hungry crocodiles and lions lying in ambush and there are cubs in every lion pride on the plains around our camps.

1 February, 2017

Why we love February in the Masai Mara 2

February is marked by cool mornings, hot days and a few scattered rain showers. The grasses on the savannah begin to dry out and herds of elephant with some small calves in the family units are drawn in to the forests around our camps to feed. One February we were incredibly privileged to witness the birth of a baby elephant in Little Governors Camp. Zebras and wildebeest from the Loita plains begin to arrive in the Masai Mara. Big cat sightings remain good and the birding is excellent with European migrants still around and resident birds nesting and raising their chicks.

30 January, 2017

January in the Masai Mara

Whilst January has been an overall very dry month in the Mara we did see the arrival of the big resident herds of wildebeest and zebra with large herds crossing the Mara River at regular intervals. The Warburgia trees are still fruiting, drawing the elephants into the woodlands around our camps to feed. There was a dramatic rescue of a baby elephant this month and the little ele is now under the care of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The lions are going from strength to strength with new cubs for the Marsh, Madomo and Paradise Prides, 8 dominant males between the prides and six new male interlopers waiting in the wings.

5 January, 2017

Why we love January in the Masai Mara 1

January is the peak of summer in the Masai Mara. Sporadic rain brings on growth of the savannah grasses, butterflies flit through the forest and fruiting trees in the riverine woodlands draw in parrots and elephants into the camps. Lion, leopard and cheetah begin to move further apart in search of prey. There is wonderful birding with the European migratory birds in residence.

5 January, 2017

December Game Report Masai Mara

December has been warm and dry in the Mara. As Mara River levels drop the hippos move closer together in search of deeper pools and move further out each night in search of grass to graze. Families of elephant roam the grasslands and everywhere you look there are cubs amongst the lion prides. The mother ostrich hen has done a great job raising her young and leopard and cheetah sightings have been great.

1 December, 2016

Why we love December in the Masai Mara.

December brings warm days with scattered rain showers, the grasses on the plains green and everywhere you look there are young and for the antelope the rutting season begins. With the wildebeest gone families of elephant return in numbers to the forests around our camps. Large clans of hyena roam the plains, there are cubs in the lion prides and the migratory birds are back from Europe, feeding nesting and breeding in the Marsh.

29 November, 2016

November in the Masai Mara

Whilst November is normally rainy season in the Masai Mara the rain arrived very late and was much less than we normally receive. The elephant families have all move out into the grasslands to feed and there are cubs everywhere amongst the lion prides. Many of the migrant birds have begun to arrive and we have had plenty of fabulous leopard and cheetah sightings.

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