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September 2014

4 September, 2014

Why We Love September in the Masai Mara

September normally brings scattered rain showers to the plains of the Masai Mara and with the rain comes splashes of colour from the wild flowers blooming among the savannah grasses. Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra cover the plains and there are nerve racking river crossings. Elephant are frequent visitors to camp and many of the big cats have cubs. cleverly coinciding with this time of plenty on the plains. We see flocks of Eurasian Bee Eaters flying above the plains and Marsh Owls hunting in the evenings.

3 September, 2014

A village walk from Sabyinyo

Although everyone staying at the lodge is ultimately here to trek with the mountain gorillas, we also have many activities in the surrounding area that guests can enjoy. One such activity is a walk through our nearby villages where you can see what the real Rwanda is like for yourself. Finlay and I decided to go on this walk a few weeks ago and we are so glad we did, what you see and what you learn is fascinating and of course, the people you meet make the real difference.