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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.

31 March, 2018

March in the Masai Mara

Heavy rain arrived in the Masai Mara over the last month. The River rose dramatically and the Marsh filled up with water. Huge herds of Elephant families flocked to the Marsh to feed and the youngsters played very happily in the mud. Very sadly Marsh Pride lioness Rembo seems to have lost one cub but the other two are safely tucked away in a new hiding spot. And we have had some regular rhino visitors to Little Governors Camp including three at a time!

28 March, 2018

March at Loldia House

The rains have finally arrived at Loldia this month and the ranch is looking wonderful and green. Guests have been treated to sightings of leopard and aardvark on their night game drives and work has been completed on our new sundowner jetty! Our guests have also been enjoying lovely picnic breakfasts at Lake Elementaita on their way to Lake Nakuru and we are looking forward to having a full house over Easter.

28 March, 2018

March at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

March has brought rain to the Volcanoes, thank fully only in the afternoons, allowing our guests to enjoy mostly dry gorilla treks. The Gorillas have moved down the slopes making treks to see them shorter. The Sabyinyo gorilla family were treated by the gorilla doctors for a respiratory illness and there have been interfamily fueds between the Agasha and Amahoro groups this month which our guests have witnessed.

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.

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