Category Archives: Reptiles

A Channel island?

The Channel Islands sit off the Normandy Coast and form a group of islands administered as Jersey or Guernsey, with their strange statuses as Crown Dependencies of the UK.  Yet a few miles south of Jersey is a small archipelago … 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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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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The west coast of Kenya

The huge expanse of Lake Victoria marks the western edge of Kenya.  Here the sun sets over the islands on the lake and the waves roll onto the narrow beaches.  The land around Mbita is arid with thorn and large … Continue reading

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To the cliffs

A walk from our lakeside camp took us up through the edge of the village and into wilder country beyond.  The diversity of bird life was impressive from tiny warblers to larger and bolder species such as the Jackson’s hornbill, … Continue reading

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Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo sits in the East African Rift Valley and, unlike many of the other lakes situated here, is fresh water.  The lack of a river outlet means that water must be flowing out underground.  However, something has changed causing … Continue reading

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Bumblebees and Bilberry

A walk up Simonside is always rewarding.  The views can be amazing but today a haze obscured distant vistas.  Despite the mist the warm spring sunshine made for a great day out.  It was certainly warm enough for reptiles, butterflies, … Continue reading

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