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October 2016

31 October, 2016

October in the Masai Mara

Over the last month the Mara has received a little rain, greening up the plains in patches. The elephant families continue to cross the Mara River coming the Marsh to feed during the day and regularly passing through our camps. There are cubs for the Paradise Pride of lions, 5 playful little furballs who have kept many of our guests entertained this month. There was drama in the Marsh Pride as always, this time it was from lioness Charm who appeared to have abandoned her cub in favour of the new males only then for us to see bringing down a wildebeest and returning to the cub after many days.

28 October, 2016

October at Mfangano Island Camp

This month has been all about permaculture on Mfangano Island. We have been working with barefoot permaculture solutions to transform the lodge grounds into an abundant permcalture oasis. With fishing being the main stay of people on the island and fish stocks in big decline we have also been working with one of the local schools we support to establish a permaculture site that will both provide food for the school and act as a demonstration site for the islanders to come and learn about permaculture and sustainable design.

28 October, 2016

October at Loldia House

Loldia has had a busy month welcoming guests from all over the world. There have been interesting night game drives with a new resident porcupine being seen close to the airstrip. Birding has been great and there have been lovely day trips to Lake Nakuru to see the lions, rhino and giraffes and fruitful walks round Crater Lake. Back at the house guests have been enjoying sundowners on the lakeshore and some even tried their hand at fishing.

3 October, 2016

Why we love October in the Masai Mara

October in the Masai Mara is marked by spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Days are warm and the grass on the plains is short grazed down by the millions of zebra and wildebeest who have passed through from the wildebeest migration. Towards the end of the month there are dramatic late afternoon thunderstorms which excites the herds of wildebeest and zebra leading to big game movements and river crossings. Plains game give birth to their young and there is usually a plethora of calves on the plains. Elephant in family groups return to the Marsh and make frequent visits to our camps and the lions have many cubs in the pride, cheetah and leopard sightings are as good as ever.

3 October, 2016

September News at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

We have had a fabulous month at Sabyinyo, firstly at the end of August we were awarded the best compliant tax payer for 2015 for our province and then we were given the honour of naming a baby gorilla at the very prestigious gorilla naming ceremony! Our guests have been enjoying some wonderful gorilla trekking and back at the lodge there have been celebrations galore including a traditional Rwandese wedding for some of our guests, marked by lots of dancing!