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October 2017

30 October, 2017

October at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

The rains have arrived in Rwanda, the river is running behind our cottages and the birdsong at the lodge is wonderful. We now have around 70 different species of bird on our 17 acres. Our commitment to the community continues through SACOLA and this month we officially opened the water pipeline which provides piped water to hundreds of families in the local community. Guests working with the Gorilla Doctors Project have donated a piece of their artwork to the lodge.

30 October, 2017

October at Loldia House

This month Denis our conservation officer took a trip to the Eburu Forest which borders Loldia and which has opened a wildlife corridor with Loldia Ranch. Denis went to see what conservation iniatives are underway and how Governors can support these. Back at the ranch there has been rain and the water hyacyinth is in bloom on the lake. The pythons are leaving their holes and young hyena has taken up residence in the papyrus close to the house.

30 October, 2017

October in the Masai Mara

The rains have arrived in the Mara, the plains are green, the marsh is full and river is high. As if timed to perfection there are babies everywhere you look from Topi to Warthog, Giraffes to Crocodiles and hyena to lion. The six male lions have settled in the Marsh area close to our camps and with 5 female lions in residence they are sowing the seeds of the next generation of the Marsh Pride. We have had great leopard and cheetah sightings including a sister pair who like to remain close to our camps.

2 October, 2017

September news from Mfangano Island Camp

This month we said goodbye to Miles and welcomed new manager Thor. Thor returns to Mfangano after 25 years when he last visited us as one of our littler guests. Mfangano has had a warm and balmy weather. New hammocks have gone in to the camp, a pair of double toothed barbets are nesting above the pool, fish eagles call from the bluff above camp and the otters have been swimming past camp in the mornings. We held a successful permaculture workshop for widows on the island and we are now working on the next phases of our permaculture gardens.

2 October, 2017

September Game Report Masai Mara

September was a lovely month in the Mara, the days were warm and there was plenty of great wildlife viewing. The wildebeest continued to cross the Mara River in big numbers. Lion, leopard and cheetah sightings have been good with a pair of cheetah sisters seen very often close to Governors Private Camp. Elephant families have moved into the grasslands to feed and we have had great birding especially of the raptors.