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31 July, 2017

July at Loldia House

July brought rain to Loldia which was a cause of much celebration. The land is looking lush and green and the animals fat and happy. There has been great night game drives on the ranch including 5 porcupines seen together on one occasion. And we have been exploring Mount Longonot and the great hiking options the volcano offers.

3 July, 2017

June at Loldia House

Cool days at Loldia have left us with wonderful views across the Lake to Mt Longonot. We have been working on lots of projects around the house and gardens, clearing out and extending the pond at the front of the house, which makes it easy for us to launch our boat and installing new lighting in the grounds, A young orphan hippo has made her home below the deck and guests have been enjoying lots of wonderful bird and wildlife sightings.

2 June, 2017

May at Loldia House

Rain has finally arrived at Loldia, cause for much celebration. There have been some small changes at the house and work on the top cottage has been completed. Guests have been enjoying great night game drives, with sightings of leopard, aardvark and hyena and enjoyable days out. We have been serenaded in the evenings by a guest who took our beautiful piano through its paces.

4 May, 2017

April news from Loldia House

After a very long dry season we were delighted to see some rain finally arrive at Loldia. The Red Chested Cuckoo was certainly very happy and very vocal following the rain. Work is continuing on our top cottage and the staff completed a first aid training course. We have welcomed lots of interesting guests at the lodge and the fish eagles have been teaching their young to hunt or possibly just harass the resident guinea fowl.

30 March, 2017

March at Loldia House

Loldia has been welcoming back lots of repeat guests over the last month. We are awaiting the arrival of the rains. The fish eagles have taken up residence en masse in the Lodge gardens filling the air with their iconic cries and Heather and the guiding team took a day trip recce to the Abedares to see what the area has to offer to our guests.

28 February, 2017

February at Loldia House

Loldia has had a busy month helping guests to celebrate big birthdays. The birding has been amazing as always. This month the cormorants eggs were hatching, their nests perched precariously in the branches of dead trees in the lake hold around two little chicks each. We have had unusual sightings of a zorilla our night game drives and a new giraffe has arrived on the ranch.

1 February, 2017

January at Loldia House

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.

5 January, 2017

December News Loldia House

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.

1 December, 2016

November at Loldia House

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.

28 October, 2016

October at Loldia House

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.

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