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7 September, 2018

August at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

August is holiday month for many; the gorillas also find time and energy to wander through their kingdom looking always for the sweetest shoots of bamboo and thistle. Sometimes this takes them further up the hills, through the beautiful Hypericum forests to the equally lovely and more open sub alpine zone. Here the gnarled and twisted trunks of the forest Hagenia make way for the Giant Lobelia and Senecio that are so typical of the higher altitudes.

4 September, 2018

August in the Masai Mara

August was a particularly interesting month since the wildebeest migration and weather were very different to previous years. We have had mostly cool, overcast mornings turning brighter later but clouding over most afternoons. There has been almost no rain - only a few short showers until the late afternoon of the 24th when a storm hit the area, which is always great for the flora and fauna and settles the dust. The wildebeest arrived in large numbers (but later than expected), entering the Mara at Sand River and spreading out between Keekorok Lodge and Talek River.

27 July, 2018

July in the Masai Mara

Our guests have been treated to some wonderful wildlife viewing throughout the month of July. Big herds of elephant and eland frequent The Marsh, with lion, leopard and cheetah sightings a plenty. Guests at Governors Private Camp had an exciting afternoon watching an enormous Mara crocodile snatching a zebra from the river bank below camp.

23 July, 2018

July at Loldia House

It's been a busy month at Loldia - July has brought some cold winds off the lake, but nevertheless our guests have enjoyed some wonderful wildlife viewing both on and off the ranch. There have been some exciting birding moments in the garden and the flamingos and water birds on Lake Elementeita have been spectacular.

23 July, 2018

July at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

It's been a very busy month at the lodge. Golden monkeys have been regular visitors to the lodge grounds and the birdwatching has been exciting with a newly resident pair of Great Sparrowhawks. Guests have been enjoying wonderful gorilla trekking, seeing gorillas in open ground with all the groups having small babies - the youngest of which is only a couple of days old.