Reporting Date: 4.8.2012
The great migration is moving on towards Talek river and big herds are spread throughout posee plains. Talek pride of lions is also enjoying the arrival and feasting heavily. The wildbeest are known not stay away from drinking water and keep within a radius of 5 kms so that they can drink at least once a day. The lions seems to be aware of this and hung around the river riperian waiting to ambush.
This herd was spotted by Daniel and his five guest on full day game drive quenching thirst at hammerkop dam next to the river. The herds this year are taking the route towards the main crossing at the heart of maasai mara with few at the new mara bridge crossing points.
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Reporting Date: 02.08.2012
With thousands of wildebeest and zebra all over the the Mara plains it is common to find them grazing and relaxing by the road side.
Peter and his guests were on a full-day game-drive and were headed down towards the great Mara river but on their way there they drove past several huge herds of gnus which were relaxing by the road side. His guests found to be an amaizing experience to see so many gnus all in one place and to drive right past them.
Reporting Date: 31.7.2012
The arrival of the wildbeest is well received by all the predators in the Mara game reserve.The big cats change the meal preference to the easy kill (Gnus). The long grass provide good hide outs for the cats in the biginning and when the long grass is trampled by the ungulates they get back to the stalking techniques.
This lioness was spotted stalking in the long grass and within a short while the wildbeest was wrestled down and took its time before embarking to feeding.
Reporting Date: 30.7.2012.
The migration continues to troop into the Mara in tens of thousands and the once recently empty savannah has gone live.The animals are approaching the Mara river where action with crocs will take place any day from today. This herd was spotted heading towards the roan hill after crossing the sand river. At some point the herd thought that walking will not get them there and opted to run raising dust high into the sky. Charles and his guests had this special treat of the migration.
Reporting Date: 29.7.2012
As the Mara game reserve lashes with the dominant red oat grass ready to host the migration till probably october life is not easy on the other hand to the predator especially the ones with young ones. The grown up too, have challanges locating prey. Its not the first time nor the last time and life in the wild is full of challanges that only the fittest survive was the answer from Alex who also told that its nature way out in the wild.The guest wondered how the cubs would survive when mum goes hunting.
The female chetaah is not far away from the mara river and is walking her cubs across the savannah either looking for food or even running away from predators who if they get achance would not spare the punky cubs.
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