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May 2014

7 May, 2014

Governors Guide to May in Masai Mara

By May the rains over the last month have caused the rivers to rise and the Mara grasses to grow long in anticipation of the arrival of the herds from the wildebeest migration. We have good sightings of all the big cats and hyena compete with lion for food on the plains. Families of elephants return in large numbers to the grasslands and Marsh to feed and there are lots of young elephant calves amongst the family units. Birding is great, a few species hatch chicks and teach their fledglings to gather the abundant insects. Flocks of white storks stock up their reserves for the long flight back to Europe and Jackson Widow birds grow impressive plumage and dance in the grass to attract a mate.