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3 December, 2018

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge: Gorilla Conservation & Communities - Celebrating 10 Years

 

The recently published IUCN news that mountain gorilla populations have grown enough in recent years to re-class their conservation status from “Critically Endangered” to “Endangered” comes as a wonderful reassurance to the all of the organisations who are working tirelessly on the ground to bring this species back from the brink of extinction.

3 December, 2018

Masai Mara: November Game Report

Weather and grasslands:

It was very hot and dry in November, often with strong north easterly winds resulting in warm evenings and hot, dusty days. Relative humidity was as high as 90% and rainfall was 21.5mm received in the Musiara areas, although some areas of the Mara have had a little more rainfall than others, patterns have been localized. This November is dry compared with past years. The Mara River has dropped drastically in the last two weeks of the month and the marsh water levels have also more or less dried up.

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.

7 November, 2018

October at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

October is always a busy month and we have been predictably full most of the month. Less predictable is the weather which has alternated between scorching hot mornings with our guests coming home tanned and happy and sudden outbursts of rain and even hail in the afternoons! What a lovely excuse to curl up with a book in front of a log fire in the rooms and wait for the clouds to clear and give you a chance for a picture of the sun setting over the Congo and the magnificent Mt Mikeno as a subject while you enjoy a cocktail before dinner?

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