Reporting Date: 27/03/2012
The long rains are due in April and the hot and dry season continue to bite the maasai mara. The grass is enough but dry and water supply is adequate throughout the reserve and good for the animals. The weather affects not only the vegetation but also the animals forceing them to browse and graze close to watering point incase they need to drink or take a quick wallow. This is evident when today Ferdinand and his guest came across an elephant herd wallowing in a shallow pan. The young ones in the herd seemed to enjoy more than a lot as they repeatedly rolled on their back with their trunks raised up in the water. The guests had nice moments taking pictures of the actions at the same time watching.