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29 June, 2018

June in the Masai Mara

With the grasses growing long on the plains of the Masai Mara, large herds of zebra, topi and eland have arrived on the plains around our camps from the surrounding areas. Big family groups of elephant cross the river, congregating in the Marsh to feed and the lions have had to work harder for their supper travelling bigger distances to find their prey. We had some great rhino sightings this month.

29 June, 2018

June at Loldia House

Loldia has had a wonderful month, we have begun to settle into our new look following our extensive refurbishment project last month and the house and cottages are looking lovely. Our guests have been enjoying wonderful days out to see the flamingoes and wildlife of Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru National Park and this month the electric fence around Eburu forest was commissioned, marking an important milestone in the protection and conservation of the forest

27 June, 2018

June at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

This month Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge celebrated 10 years of operations having opened our doors to our first guests on the 21st June 2008. We held an event at the lodge to celebrate 10 successful years of co-operation. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is Rwanda's first community owned lodge and in the 10 years we have been in operation the lodge has generated over US$3 million for the local community which has been spent on development projects which have made a great impact on thousands of people living in the surrounding community.

4 June, 2018

May at Loldia House

The big news at Loldia this month is that Loldia has a whole new look! Our team has worked hard with the team from White Elephant Kenya to install all new soft furnishings in phase 1 of the Loldia upgrade work. The House has a new elegant look with touches of the modern to bring the feeling of a lakeside retreat. There is still more to be done and phase two will include the new swimming pool, but we are delighted with the results so far.

30 May, 2018

May in the Masai Mara

This month the Masai Mara like the rest of Kenya received an abundance of rain. The river filled to almost bursting, the marshes and inland lakes were full and the grass grew long and green. Big families of elephant came to the Marshes to feed on the soft sedge grasses and to play. We continued to have great big cat sightings particularly of Yaya and her new tiny cubs and the six males who are resident close to our camps.

30 May, 2018

May at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Rainy season in the Volcanoes has filled the rivers and streams, greened up the mountainsides and brought the gorillas lower down the slopes to feed. Our guests have been enjoying some wonderful moments with the gorillas. A consensus on gorilla numbers released this month reveals some great news on gorilla numbers. We have been working on further reducing our environmental impact filtering the mountain water and givign guests metal water bottles to use during their stay with us.

30 April, 2018

April in the Masai Mara

April has been marked by plentiful rain. The plains are green, the savanna grasses are growing long and the Mara River and Marshes are full of water. Family herds of elephant feed in the Marsh. There are new cubs for the Marsh Pride, lioness Yaya has two new tiny cubs. Very sadly Rembo's cubs have disappeared, we think fallen victim to the one eyed male. The birdlife has been prolific especially around the Little Governors Marsh where the Heronry is teeming with life.

27 April, 2018

April at Loldia House

Rainy season is in full swing at Loldia and the ranch has received a lot of rain, there is plenty of grazing for the resident wildlife and as if timed to perfection there has been lots of new babies born.Lake levels have risen to just below our new deck and guests have been enjoying boat trips on the lake. The water birds are very happy and we were involved in a big tree planting session in the Eburu forest reserve.

27 April, 2018

April at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

April in Rwanda is the month when the genocide memorials take place. Representatives from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge attended the memorial ceremony and made a donation of food to the genocide survivors on Kinigi. This year marks 24 years since the genocide. With the rain the gorillas have moved down the slopes to feast on the new bamboo shoots and treks to see them are shorter if not muddier. For Umuganda day we planted 460 indigenous trees.

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