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November 2016

29 November, 2016

November in the Masai Mara

Whilst November is normally rainy season in the Masai Mara the rain arrived very late and was much less than we normally receive. The elephant families have all move out into the grasslands to feed and there are cubs everywhere amongst the lion prides. Many of the migrant birds have begun to arrive and we have had plenty of fabulous leopard and cheetah sightings.

1 November, 2016

Why we love November in the Masai Mara

November is traditionally Green Season in the Mara. The short seasonal rains arrive causing the savannah grasses to grow and wild flowers to bloom. The elephants get drawn back into the forests around our camps. There are new born animals everywhere on the plains from Impala to giraffe, warthogs to jackals. The Marsh Pride of lion has cubs and begin to change their diet as the wildebeest and zebra move south. Birding remains good with plenty of species to be seen.

1 November, 2016

October at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

This month Sabyinyo welcomed visiting chef Antonia Stogdale who came to work with our chefs on giving our menus a whole new makeover and the results are delicious! There have been some fabulous gorilla treks and we sent waitress Priscilla and receptionist Eric on a gorilla trek to see the Isabakuru Gorilla family. Jess and Oliver took treks to see the golden monkeys, Dian Fossey research camp and Buhanga sacred forest which they fill us in on and SACOLA the community lodge association s busy raising funds to cover the community medical care.