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28 February, 2018

February at Loldia House

February has been a dry month not unlike the rest of Kenya. Minimal rain and heavy winds has meant things have really started to dry out, but the upside to it is, on our little oasis in front of the lake, the game has been teeming! Impala continue to enjoy our lush lawns, and much of the game can be spotted right in front of Loldia house as they take advantage of the cool lake waters. Due to the drier weather at the moment, the sunrises and sunsets have been absolutely magnificent!

28 February, 2018

February in the Masai Mara

Large herds of resident wildebeest and zebra with their young calves and foals have arrived on the plains. The elephants continue to feed in large numbers in the Marsh and in the forests around our camps. There was great excitement at Governors Camp as an elephant gave birth in the early morning beside our plains tents! Out on the plains there are large clans of hyena with many small cubs at their den sites. Marsh Pride lioness Rembo has returned to the Marsh, where she gave birth to three tiny cubs. She has kept the cubs safely hidden near the Marsh and we have enjoyed some wonderful sightings of them.

27 February, 2018

February at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

February brought a little rain to the Volcanoes national park, but cloudy mornings gave way to clear evenings and glorious views of the surrounding volcanoes. Our repeat and new guests have all been loving our new lodge upgrades. Work has continued apace in our tree nursery where thousands of trees and plants are being propagated to plant in the land adjacent to the park and give to our community neighbours for our big re-forestry project and as well as enjoying incredible gorilla treks one of our guests has also been incredible at raising funds for solar lanterns for the community.

1 February, 2018

January at Loldia House

The big news at Loldia is that we are gearing up for our big lodge refurbishment project due to take place in the next few months. We are also hard at work developing new and exciting activities for our guests including exploring the Eburu forest ecosystem and all that it has to offer and further afield. We made a big donation to the school of soaps, shampoos and toiletries and guests have been enjoying some wonderful night game drives on the ranch even seeing the resident leopards.

30 January, 2018

January in the Mara

The Mara has received quite a lot of unseasonal rain this month greening up the plains. In the forest the Warburgia trees are fruiting drawing the elephant families into the camps and surrounding forests to feed. Topi and their calves are congregating on the southern plains there are wildflowers blooming, butterflies a plenty and birds feasting on the bounty of fruit. The lion prides are thriving with plenty of cubs in the Madomo and Paradise Prides and we have had lots of great leopard and cheetah sightings.

29 January, 2018

January at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

We are getting used to our wonderful new look following on from our lodge refurbishment project last month. We hosted the board members from AWF who help set up the lodge for the community and have done so much for gorilla conservation, they were with us to attend the ceremony where 28 hectares of land were donated to increase the size of the national park under conservation. We are delighted to be part of this park expansion project and are growing 15,000 indigenous tree seedlings to help re-forest the local area.