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7 November, 2018

October in the Masai Mara

The month of October dried up the Mara a good bit - rain levels have tapered off leaving the grasslands a lovely golden colour that is so reminiscent of this popular wildlife destination. The Loita wildebeest herds have crossed back into the Mara Reserve and thousands more have moved back into the conservancies north-east of the Reserve. Many Topi gave birth in October out on the open plains - a lot of these births were witnessed by our guests and of course excited the well known predators surrounding our camps.

4 September, 2018

August in the Masai Mara

August was a particularly interesting month since the wildebeest migration and weather were very different to previous years. We have had mostly cool, overcast mornings turning brighter later but clouding over most afternoons. There has been almost no rain - only a few short showers until the late afternoon of the 24th when a storm hit the area, which is always great for the flora and fauna and settles the dust. The wildebeest arrived in large numbers (but later than expected), entering the Mara at Sand River and spreading out between Keekorok Lodge and Talek River.

27 July, 2018

July in the Masai Mara

Our guests have been treated to some wonderful wildlife viewing throughout the month of July. Big herds of elephant and eland frequent The Marsh, with lion, leopard and cheetah sightings a plenty. Guests at Governors Private Camp had an exciting afternoon watching an enormous Mara crocodile snatching a zebra from the river bank below camp.

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!

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