Thursday, June 23, 2011

Game Report from Olare Orok Conservancy, Kenya

Rob O’Meara, Olare Orok Conservancy Manager, reported the following from the Masai Mara eco-system on June 21. Sounds like there's lots of activity in the conservancy now!

"We have had a few welcome showers across the Conservancy. The rain has turned the Conservancies green and will grow more grass for the approaching migration. The Zebra have already arrived en masse and have been joined by large numbers of Loita wildebeest.

The Enkoyanai lion pride have got young cubs stashed in the gullies near the salt lick beside Porini Lion Camp. They are very young and there are only guesstimates to how many cubs there are, perhaps between 4 and 6. The next generation is looking good!

The Moniko pride is camped along the Kerepuut stream where they have been making daily Zebra kills. They have 2 cubs of about 6 months, 4 cubs of about 3 months and there are sounds coming from the gully that hint that some more tiny cubs have just been born into the pride.

We have had a cheetah and her six yearlings near Albitzia crossing giving guests some great sightings. And we had 2 wild dogs sighted heading towards the conservancy along the Olare Orok river."

The 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve and is home to an abundance of animals including the Big Cats for which the Mara is famous. Olare Orok has vast open savannah plains that are teeming with wildebeest during the migration period and has several resident prides of lion as well. The Olare Orok Conservancy is exclusive to the 3 camps and minibus vans are not permitted so the only vehicles are the few 4x4 safari vehicles from Porini Lion Camp, Kicheche Bush Camp and Mara Plains Camp.

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