Loldia has had a busy month and guests have been enjoying all the region has to offer. The birding has been great as always with a very lucky sighting of a pair of Spotted Owls on the way back from the airstrip during the day. Scotty had a run in with a Warthog which he is now recovering from and there has been some good fishing from in front of the house.
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Loldia has had a lovely festive season welcoming guests from all over the world. Loldia remains a birders paradise and the highlight of the month was the fledgling fish eagles learning to fly in the garden, with take off sites in the big fig tree there have been some near misses with the breakfast table. There are now 4 resident giraffe on the ranch and night game drives have revealed aardvarks and tiny new born hippos.
Loldia has had some lovely wildlife sightings this month including a rare Caracal which was seen inside our garden fence one evening. Night game drives on the ranch have revealed leopards and aardvarks and there have been plenty of wonderful day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Supermoon rising over Lake Naivasha was a highlight of the month and we have seen the arrival of the first migrant birds from Europe and Asia.
Loldia has had a busy month welcoming guests from all over the world. There have been interesting night game drives with a new resident porcupine being seen close to the airstrip. Birding has been great and there have been lovely day trips to Lake Nakuru to see the lions, rhino and giraffes and fruitful walks round Crater Lake. Back at the house guests have been enjoying sundowners on the lakeshore and some even tried their hand at fishing.
Loldia has had a busy September hosting guests from all across the world. The grounds close to the house have been visited by zebra, impala, hippos, warthog and the lone giraffe. The Kenya Wildlife Services were called in to help an eland that was found with a snare around its neck, the eland was freed successfully. And there has been some good fishing enjoyed in the lake in front of the house.
August has been a busy month at Loldia, our guests have been enjoying day and night game drives on the ranch where we have even had sightings of the rare giant forest hog. The birding has been fabulous and we have even begun to see the arrival of the first european migrants. We have also had great day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Bogoria where there are currently millions of flamingoes.
Loldia ranch is looking lovely and green, the wild aloes and flame lillies are in bloom and everywhere you look on the ranch there are young animals. Guests have been enjoying great day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park where they have had lots of sightings of rhino, leopard and lion boats trips on Lake Ol Oldian where the birding has been fabulous and interesting night game drives back on the ranch. At the lodge the team has been busy completing this years renovations and the lodge is looking great.
Loldia ranch is looking lovely and green. There is plenty of plains game on the ranch and lots of young around. Birding has been great with the pair of Verreax Eagle Owls still frequenting the lodge gardens and a new visitor the Golden Sunbird, not normally seen in these parts. The house has been undergoing some renovation work and is looking great and our guests have enjoyed great days out at Lake Nakuru National Park.
Loldia has received a tremendous amount of rain, causing lake levels to rise and masses of waterbirds to arrive in front of the house. Guests have been enjoying lovely bird and wildlife sightings on the ranch including, leopard at night, Vereax Eagle owls in the garden and a nursery with eleven immature Fish Eagles. We also hosted a big wedding with around 700 guests and updates and renovations to the lodge are due to begin in June.
Rain has arrived on the ranch and there are young animals everywhere you look. Down by the lake a mother and baby hippo have made their home close to the jetty and up at the airstrip there is lots of wildlife. Guest have had great day trips to Lake Nakuru seeing up to six white rhinos at a time and prides of lion with flamingoes on the southern side of the lake. We have also been on a recce to explore Eburru a beautiful wild region close to us and we hope to open this up as an activity to guests soon.