“The only way to save a rhinoceros (or any animal) is to save the environment in which it lives, because there’s a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants” David Attenborough Hello again from the central plains of the Masai Mara and specifically from Mara Plains and Mara [...]
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly” – Richard Bach As some of you may already know this December (especially the second half) has been one of the most incredible months any of us can remember. After a brief reprieve from the early month rains that brought on [...]
Dereck and Beverly Joubert have spent more time filming and living among lions in the wild than anyone alive today. The discoveries they’ve made over 30 years of wildlife filmmaking have challenged conventional wisdom about Africa’s big cats.
“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle…when [...]
Have a look at this interactive MAP of Africa from the #CauseAnUproar section of National Geographic’s website, which shows you the very rapid decline of Lion and other species of Africa’s Big Cats over the last. In the last 10 year’s humanity lost 30 000 lions! That is 8 a day on average over 10 years!! [...]
These stunning photographs were taken at the end of our February Amboseli horse safari. Mount Kilimanjaro is amazing in the background.
It is with great excitement that we announce the first official sighting of Acacia’s cub by Mara Plains guests in the river line thicket to the north of the camp. Her cub is now approximately six weeks old it is is cautiously finding its arboreal feet and balance which will greatly improve its chances of [...]
This week in the Olare Orok Conservancy has been a busy one. The two cheetah brothers (there were three but one was bitten by a snake at the end of last year) have spent the last few days on the plains just north of Mara Plains. The majority of the wildlife has been up in [...]
Photographs by Lorna Buchanan-Jardine Those of you who have stayed with us will know Narasha, our resident cheetah, very well. Three months ago she moved north across the invisible border of the Masai Mara Reserve into the Olare Orok Conservancy and the safe haven of the northern conservancies (where none of the Mara Reserve [...]
It has been a very wet November around Mara Plains camp in Kenya. The rains look to be pushing on and the Ntiakitiak River passing in front of the camp is in flood with the resident pods of Hippos and our couple of Crocodiles all hugging the banks in the slower flowing eddies. As you [...]