All posts tagged Lowis & Leakey

Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & northern Serengeti

After a wonderful visit to Lewa Downs, Ninian and our guests headed to Tanzania. Their first stop was Lake Manyara for a night before driving to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, ( a UNESCO World Heritage site)  at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. The crater is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, […]

Vitelline Masked Weavers

With the Mara green from recent rain these Vitelline Masked Weavers have been busy displaying and building their nests. Early this morning we came across a tree with dozens of nests being built. The giant accacia was alive with very raucous busy males, golden yellow in the morning light.

Chui. The leopard of Big Cat fame.

The other evening sitting around the campfire at Rekero Camp, Ninian showed Jackson Looseyia photos of a male Leopard that he had seen in the Mara conservancy last October and Jackson confirmed suspicions that it is the same leopard that Ninian had photographed on the Rongai in 2006 . Chui was one of the stars […]

Blue skies and golden grass

The Mara is best known for it wildlife, but its more than that. Its about sunlight and shadow, rich contrast, endless blue skies, seas of golden grass studded with statuesque trees. The grass in the Mara is like an ocean.  Evelyn Ames wrote in a Glimpse of Eden “…like the wild oats on California hills […]