Reporting Date: 5.6.2012
The elephants are known to live in martriach groupings and several related groupings come together when there is need to move from one place to another. The reserve has been receiving substantial amount of rainfall making the lowland in the sparse savannah swampy. the eles dont like this as it makes movement difficult.
Today on full day game drive Daniel and japhet with the guest encountered this massive road crossing moving towards high points at Talek junction.
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Reporting Date: 2.6.2012
A few days ago we pointed that the sopa pride has a preference of taking buffaloes for their daily meal.The herd on the other hand is doing well healthwise, since over the last three years the rain pattern in the reserve has been good facilitating good pastures for all the herbivores. Ferdinard on game drive found this herd near makari salt lick
Reporting Date: 31.5.2012
The elephants bieng the largest of the mammals in the savannah are not spared by the bugs. They have developed a habit of wallowing and this is for cooling and later on plastering themselves with mud. Once this is done the elephants know their favourite points to go and scratch. This is mostly important in getting rid of the bugs and if you observe very keenly this points you will notice dead bugs as a result of this. Daniel and the guests came across this elephant and were imppressed by the bum scratching.
Reporting Date: 29.05.2012
The sopa lion pride in maasi mara national reserve specialises in taking buffaloes for their meal. The pride which numbers between 17 and 20 are known to follow the big herd(about one thouand five hundred) and when need for a meal arises they team up and have always succeeded no matter how long it takes them. They are healthy and fit in all seasons.
Daniel left the camp with a family of four to the reserve to look for this pride. After a brief search in the territory, they spotted them at a distance sorrounding a meal. They had brought down a buffalo in the morning but the resident males arrived and took over the meal. The meal being in the open and was a clear day, the cats were sun baked and took refuge to nearby bushes.The one on sentry came to seek shade under our car! The king of the jungle also tried labourisely to cover the blood and stomach residue to minimise attracting the scavangers.
Reporting Date: 24.5.2012
The maasai mara is still pouring with rains and the grass growing high and higher everyday. This creats a scenario whereby if you are out on a game drive its tricky finding the cats, but they also have the same problem locating prey. So for them to locate prey one of the best sites is on top of termite mounds to scanning . This was the case with japhet on full day game drive who spotted 3 lioness on a vantage point but later on dashed to a nearby bush to take a nap when they realised there was nothing in sight. They choose a nice sleeping method to spend the sunny part of day on the lashing grass.
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