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29 June, 2018

June in the Masai Mara

With the grasses growing long on the plains of the Masai Mara, large herds of zebra, topi and eland have arrived on the plains around our camps from the surrounding areas. Big family groups of elephant cross the river, congregating in the Marsh to feed and the lions have had to work harder for their supper travelling bigger distances to find their prey. We had some great rhino sightings this month.

30 May, 2018

May in the Masai Mara

This month the Masai Mara like the rest of Kenya received an abundance of rain. The river filled to almost bursting, the marshes and inland lakes were full and the grass grew long and green. Big families of elephant came to the Marshes to feed on the soft sedge grasses and to play. We continued to have great big cat sightings particularly of Yaya and her new tiny cubs and the six males who are resident close to our camps.

30 April, 2018

April in the Masai Mara

April has been marked by plentiful rain. The plains are green, the savanna grasses are growing long and the Mara River and Marshes are full of water. Family herds of elephant feed in the Marsh. There are new cubs for the Marsh Pride, lioness Yaya has two new tiny cubs. Very sadly Rembo's cubs have disappeared, we think fallen victim to the one eyed male. The birdlife has been prolific especially around the Little Governors Marsh where the Heronry is teeming with life.

31 March, 2018

March in the Masai Mara

Heavy rain arrived in the Masai Mara over the last month. The River rose dramatically and the Marsh filled up with water. Huge herds of Elephant families flocked to the Marsh to feed and the youngsters played very happily in the mud. Very sadly Marsh Pride lioness Rembo seems to have lost one cub but the other two are safely tucked away in a new hiding spot. And we have had some regular rhino visitors to Little Governors Camp including three at a time!

28 February, 2018

February in the Masai Mara

Large herds of resident wildebeest and zebra with their young calves and foals have arrived on the plains. The elephants continue to feed in large numbers in the Marsh and in the forests around our camps. There was great excitement at Governors Camp as an elephant gave birth in the early morning beside our plains tents! Out on the plains there are large clans of hyena with many small cubs at their den sites. Marsh Pride lioness Rembo has returned to the Marsh, where she gave birth to three tiny cubs. She has kept the cubs safely hidden near the Marsh and we have enjoyed some wonderful sightings of them.

30 January, 2018

January in the Mara

The Mara has received quite a lot of unseasonal rain this month greening up the plains. In the forest the Warburgia trees are fruiting drawing the elephant families into the camps and surrounding forests to feed. Topi and their calves are congregating on the southern plains there are wildflowers blooming, butterflies a plenty and birds feasting on the bounty of fruit. The lion prides are thriving with plenty of cubs in the Madomo and Paradise Prides and we have had lots of great leopard and cheetah sightings.

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