Category Archives: Kenya

Labentera: the village

We spent a lot of time while away looking at the wildlife and the issues that it faces but often this is intimately tied up with the people and communities that live alongside.  There are few places where this link … Continue reading

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Labentera: the wildlife

Our next move wasn’t very far; we remained in the Maasai Mara though outside the Game Reserve.  The small village of Labentera is set a little way off the main Narok road.  Our accommodation here was a camp site set … Continue reading

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Trips out into the Maasai Mara: part 3 the birds

It’s easy to think of the Maasai Mara as simply a game reserve, a place to see the large cats, the antelope, zebras, buffalo and the like: yet it is also a great place to watch a huge range of … Continue reading

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Trips out into the Maasai Mara: part 2 the grazing animals

The life of the cats in the Mara is intimately linked to many of the grazing animals that wander around this large game reserve.  Thomson’s gazelle and impala were the first to be spotted as we entered from the Talek … Continue reading

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Trips out into the Maasai Mara: No 1 the cats

While staying at Riverside Camp at Talek we had four trips out into the adjacent Maasai Mara on the search for a variety of animals and birds.  The variety of wildlife was hard to take in along with the fact … Continue reading

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At the Riverside

We travelled south from Mbita stopping overnight in Kiisi before taking to the rough back roads to Talek at the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.  Riverside Camp at Talek was our accommodation for two nights to give us … Continue reading

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At Wanga School

The school at Wanga sits on a hillside overlooking Lake Victoria, it’s a great view but to the pupils and teachers it’s just an everyday part of school life.  The school is linked to Ponteland Community Middle School through a … Continue reading

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