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Birding ol Donyo in 88 species

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Birding is a fantastic way to experience the bush. You drive slowly and look carefully at each movement and can be rewarded with the most amazing scenes and the excitement of seeing something you’ve never seen before. You can do it out on a drive, whilst walking, cycling, horse riding or even while sitting and eating a delicious lunch. Because…

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Welcome to the wonder of ol Donyo

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Perhaps it’s because I grew up in wide open plains that the vast landscape of ol Donyo speaks to me so strongly. We left the frantic bustle of Nairobi early in the morning leaving the blaring horns and dusty streets behind and flew towards an ever-enlarging Mount Kilimanjaro above a landscape of snowy clouds. The flight didn’t take long and…

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Pierre and Antoinette’s move to Zarafa

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The Big Move Pierre and I had been working at Duba Plains for nearly 3 years when the managers at Zarafa, as well as the Executive Chef, all resigned within 2 months. This started a casual conversation between the two of us, on sunny winter afternoons while enjoying a cup of tea on our “stoep” (verandah), watching the Kudu, elephants…

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Extreme predator action at Zarafa camp!

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At Zarafa we like to accommodate all our guests’ needs by not only providing excellent service, food and wine but with the ultimate game viewing experiences from the comfort of their very own camp. On Wednesday morning the excitement all began with the Zibidianja wild dog pack killing an impala at tent 4.  The guests did not even have to…

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Newborn Baby Elephant in Mara Plains

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This is a story by one of our professional Maasai guides, Ping who is based at Mara Plains. He managed to capture this incredible sighting during one of his game drives in the Olare Motorogi conservancy where Mara Plains is based.  Is this Placentophagy? Early this year on the open plains above our camp I heard a huge vocalization from the…

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Mara Plains July Wildlife Report

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The treacherous crossing over the Mara River – Photographed by Tim Clement “The beauty of nature forever surprises the human mind, for it is the one thing that we have no control over and the one thing that we are all drawn too” Always remain humble, intrigued and inspired –  The month of July’s main attraction would be the welcoming…

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