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Re: Goveners Camp Masai Mara

Post  Doogs on Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:34 pm

From Governors Camp FB Page - Friday 30th January 2015

Marsh Pride on the Hunt


The Marsh pride with Lionesses Charm and Sienna along with all cubs and sub-adults chased a Cape Buffalo male into a lagoon in the East side of the Marsh. There was a stand 'off' while the Buffalo was still in the water for approximately 2 hours until the arrival of three Elephant who passed by and chased off the three lion. We were really surprised because the trapped Buffalo then proceeded to get out of the Lagoon. In doing so the three lion quickly got themselves together and confronted the buffalo who then decided at the last moment that the water was a better refuge and promptly ran back and dived into the water. We all left the scene at 6.30 pm.

The next morning we found the Marsh Pride had killed the Buffalo. Perhaps during the late hours of the night they had killed it further into the Marsh, it seems like the Buffalo at some stage had made a run for it, but unfortunately got taken.

All marsh cats were fat and full of Buffalo!! It was a very quiet and comfortable scene. Sienna and Charm were busy covering up the stomach contents, two fat Lionesses working hard!! Meanwhile the hyenas the looked on with interest.

Patrick Reynolds, Governors Il Moran Camp Manager

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Re: Goveners Camp Masai Mara

Post  Doogs on Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:37 pm

From Governors Camp FB Page - Monday 2nd February 2015

Interesting developments in the Marsh Pride of Lions


There were interesting developments in the Marsh Pride of lions over the weekend as 5 lionesses namely, Lippy, Jicho, Kini, Sila and Musiara, and their 9 cubs crossed the Mara River and returned to the Marsh area close to our camps. 4 of the lionesses and their cubs crossed the Mara River some months ago and seemed to have moved into the Mara Triangle area of the Mara along with the male Scar. Then last week lioness Sila and her two cubs crossed the Mara River from our side to the Mara Triangle side to join them, we had suspected that she might do this but was waiting for her cubs to be big enought to take on the daunting task of crossing the crocodile waters of the Mara River. Days later the whole lot returned. Why? We are not sure, did Sila go across to bring them back? Did lionesses from the Ololoolo pride move into the territory they were in and forced them back across the river, we are not sure, what we do know for sure is 2 of the cubs are missing from the last time we saw these lionesses and we are trying to find out why. How the core lioness from the Marsh Pride of lions like Siena and Charm will take to these breakaways back in their territory remains to be seen. The drama of the Marsh Pride continues. Photos courtesy of Patrick Reynolds, Governors Il Moran Camp Manager.

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Re: Goveners Camp Masai Mara

Post  Doogs on Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:14 pm

From Governors Camp FB Page - Monday 16th February 2015

Zebras, Lion, Hyena and Buffalo

There are lots of Zebra and Wildebeest all over the plains. They moved into the area from the Masai conservation areas outside the reserve. The wildebeest are calving as we would expect at this time of year, and Spotted hyena and Lion have been taking them on a daily basis.

The Marsh pride have been hanging out at the Lake Nakuru area of the central marsh, they have been feeding off the remains of a Cape buffalo they had killed yesterday evening. Early this morning Sienna, Charm, Red and all the cubs of the Marsh Pride were in the Lake Nakuru area, Tatu and four sub-females were across the marsh on the east side.

The 2nd Breakaways of five lionesses and 11 cubs are still in the trans Mara near the Kichwa Tembo airstrip, there seems to be a home range conflict going on with the breakaways crossing back to our area only to stay a day or two and cross back over again.

The Madomo pride sub-female is being mated with the nomadic male lion at the Bila Shaka river bed, Madomo’s sister was also here though Madomo's herself was in the valley depression above the Bila Shaka.

Many spotted hyena were in the mash this morning and one group were feeding off a buffalo that had got stuck in the mud and the others were on the remains of a dead hippo. With the dry season continuing many more Hippo will succumb for the grazing value is slowly diminishing. Buffalo will move into the marsh and so far three have got stuck in the soft mud.

Open billed storks are arriving into the north marsh areas and also Abdims storks have also been seen in the central marsh waterways. Steppe eagles are still being seen on the open plains with some specimens being quite pale in plumage which is similar to the tawny eagle.
There are good numbers of Eland within the marsh areas and the woodlands that fringe the Mara River.

A large herd of Bull buffalo are residing in the north marsh, perhaps with the dry spell continuing has an impact of buffalo movements and social structures, it was one of these bulls in this particular herd that the marsh pride took down yesterday and also the older buffalo bull that was stuck in the marsh and being eaten by Spotted Hyena.

Courtesy of Patrick Reynolds Governors Il Moran Camp Manager

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Re: Goveners Camp Masai Mara

Post  Laikipia on Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:22 pm

Thanks Doogs I was very behind with this thread but had a good catch up now cheers

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:25 pm

WOW Indeed, it's all go for sure. Thanks for all the updates Doogs.

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Post  Doogs on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:33 pm

From Governors Camp FB Page - Tuesday 24th February 2015

Cheetah and Lions

Our guests have been enjoying lots of wonderful cheetah sightings with Malaika and her four cubs and also an older male who had killed a Thompson gazelle in the Double crossin area yesterday. Photos courtesy Colin Purkis Governors Il Moran Camp Guest.

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Post  Doogs on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:34 pm

From Governors Camp FB Page - Wednesday 25th February 2015

An Extra Special Sighting


Clients staying with us at Little Governors Camp had a pretty special sighting of three rhinos and three lions on game drive very recently. What a sighting! Photos are courtesy of Juergen Stoeffl and Hilde Klehenz-Pfeifer. Many thanks to Juergen and Hilde for sharing these with us.

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Post  Doogs on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:36 pm

From Governors Camp FB Page - Wednesday 25th February 2015

All the big cats out in force


Our guests have been enjoying wonderful sightings of all the big cats, from cheetah hunting, leopards and not forgetting all the drama of the Marsh pride of lions. Photos are courtesy of Governors Il Moran Camp guest Bryan Clark.

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:42 pm

Doogs. I especially like the photos of the rhinos and lions Very Happy

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Re: Goveners Camp Masai Mara

Post  whitestarling on Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:39 am

WOW What a selection of big cats, must be fanatastic to see them all, and a bonus, Rhinos to

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Re: Goveners Camp Masai Mara

Post  Laikipia on Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:12 am

All the Governor's Blogs can be found with this link

http://www.governorscamp.com/blog

I know we haven't updated this for almost a year but there's some always some interesting updates including news from the gorillas.

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Re: Goveners Camp Masai Mara

Post  Laikipia on Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:48 pm

More updates from Governors camp and a great overview of all the wildlife in the Mara.

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