July has been a beautiful month as always, at Loldia, although cold and the wind off the lake has been very strong. Guest’s have been enjoying lake trips out on the boat – while they are out the Fish Eagles are fed which is a wonderful sight to see.
Photo credit Gary Hopcraft
On the ranch a large herd of buffalo with calves has been grazing up by the airstrip. With the lake levels still very high, a lovely pond has formed in front of the house, where nine hippo have taken up residence and guests have been watching them wallow while enjoying lunch. Some lucky guests on a night game drive spotted a big pack of hyena feeding on an impala kill.
All the driver’s and I spent a day at Soysambu – a conservancy between Loldia and Lake Nakuru. It was such a lovely day out that plans are being made for guest’s from Loldia to go and spend the day there. Guests who are spending more than two nights are still enjoying the walk on Crescent Island. The sightings of Flamingo on Lake Elementaita are spectacular – so many birds and also a lot of other water birds. It is also a lovely walk along the shore. Nakuru trips are still a success with lots of rhino and lion sightings, and occasionaly the ever-elusive leopard.
We have welcomed guests from all corners of the world this month, including a number of honeymoon couples – it always nice to host such diverse and interesting guests. Looking forward to what promises to be a very busy high season.
Heather Wallington, Loldia House manager.