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4 December, 2017

November at Loldia House

Loldia has had a lovely short rainy season, guests have been heading out on boat rides to see the wonderful lake birdlife. We have had great day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park where our guests have had great lion and rhino sightings and the migratory have arrived on the ranch bringing a whole new diversity to the already fabulous birdlife on the ranch.

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.

29 September, 2017

September at Loldia House

Loldia has received a lot of unseasonal rain over the last month and as a result the gardens are looking glorious. The birding in and around the gardens has been just fabulous. Guests have been enjoying great day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park via Lake Elementaita where there are flocks of flamingoes and we have also been taking guests up to the Abedare Mountain Range.

1 September, 2017

August at Loldia House

Loldia had a full house over the elections and we are happy that everything went so well. Our guests have been enjoying some fabulous bird watching out on the lake and great day trips to Lake Nakuru National Park where rhinos, flamingoes and lion have all been seen aplenty. Back on the ranch the night game drives have turned up aardvark, skunks, porcupines bat eared foxes and all the creatures of the night!

31 July, 2017

July at Loldia House

July brought rain to Loldia which was a cause of much celebration. The land is looking lush and green and the animals fat and happy. There has been great night game drives on the ranch including 5 porcupines seen together on one occasion. And we have been exploring Mount Longonot and the great hiking options the volcano offers.

3 July, 2017

June at Loldia House

Cool days at Loldia have left us with wonderful views across the Lake to Mt Longonot. We have been working on lots of projects around the house and gardens, clearing out and extending the pond at the front of the house, which makes it easy for us to launch our boat and installing new lighting in the grounds, A young orphan hippo has made her home below the deck and guests have been enjoying lots of wonderful bird and wildlife sightings.

2 June, 2017

May at Loldia House

Rain has finally arrived at Loldia, cause for much celebration. There have been some small changes at the house and work on the top cottage has been completed. Guests have been enjoying great night game drives, with sightings of leopard, aardvark and hyena and enjoyable days out. We have been serenaded in the evenings by a guest who took our beautiful piano through its paces.

4 May, 2017

April news from Loldia House

After a very long dry season we were delighted to see some rain finally arrive at Loldia. The Red Chested Cuckoo was certainly very happy and very vocal following the rain. Work is continuing on our top cottage and the staff completed a first aid training course. We have welcomed lots of interesting guests at the lodge and the fish eagles have been teaching their young to hunt or possibly just harass the resident guinea fowl.

30 March, 2017

March at Loldia House

Loldia has been welcoming back lots of repeat guests over the last month. We are awaiting the arrival of the rains. The fish eagles have taken up residence en masse in the Lodge gardens filling the air with their iconic cries and Heather and the guiding team took a day trip recce to the Abedares to see what the area has to offer to our guests.

28 February, 2017

February at Loldia House

Loldia has had a busy month helping guests to celebrate big birthdays. The birding has been amazing as always. This month the cormorants eggs were hatching, their nests perched precariously in the branches of dead trees in the lake hold around two little chicks each. We have had unusual sightings of a zorilla our night game drives and a new giraffe has arrived on the ranch.