Go Margaret! Kenya’s First lady calls for end to ivory business

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for the immediate end to foreign countries buying ivory from Kenya. Mrs Kenyatta said countries in Asia, US and Africa said stopping trade in ivory from the country will discourage poaching. “If the countries stop buying ivory, demand will be lower. Buying is contributing to demand which is destroying the future of our elephants,”[…]

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Migration Update

2 months ago, all indicators pointed at the annual wildebeest migration running behind schedule this year. But now things are turning out quite differently. By the beginning of June some of the front runners were crossing the Grumeti River and heading towards Seronera before quickly moving further north into Ikoma. Herds of wildebeest were already massing on the central plains[…]

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This is a tragedy!

KWS says poachers have killed 137 elephants, 24 rhinos this year Poachers have killed at least 137 elephants and 24 rhinos this year amid global concerns over trade in game trophies. Kenya Wildlife Service director William Kiprono said half of the endangered species were killed in the Tsavo conservancy area where poachers masquerade as herders from adjacent ranches. Click here[…]

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Wildebeest Migration update

The migration north is gathering momentum. This week the herds are spread out across central Serengeti and just moving into northern Serengeti. Wildebeest can be found all the way from southern Seronera up as far as Ikoma in the north. This means the migration is further advanced than usual for this time of year and likely to begin crossing the Mara river[…]

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32 Kenya Wildlife Service officers suspended over poaching

At last! Kenya is starting to make good on promises to get tough on poaching, poachers and anyone helping them. At least 32 Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) senior officers have been suspended to make way for investigations into increased poaching activities in their areas, Kenya’s The Standard reported Saturday (June 8th). The suspended officers include those in charge of parks[…]

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Kenya overhauls wildlife laws following rise in elephant and rhino deaths

Some good news at last! In one of the swiftest responses to the recent reports of escalating poaching of elephants and rhinos, Kenya’s Cabinet has approved a complete overhaul of the country’s national wildlife legislation by approving the Wildlife Bill and Policy. Click here to read the article by Dr Paula Kahumbu in the Guardian. Please follow and like us:

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Kicheche Kenya Specials

One of the real delights of an East African safari is the opportunity to stay in superb camps in breathtaking locations. Right near the top of our list are the Kicheche Camps; three at the Maasai Mara and one in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia. Take advantage of our unbeatable safari offers and experience the outstanding hospitality of Kicheche Camps for[…]

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Battle is on for ownership of lucrative Maasai rights

Imagine a Maasai warrior, or a Maasai woman, adorned with beads. It is one of the most powerful images of what has been described as “tribal Africa”. Dozens of companies use it to sell products—but Maasai elders are now considering seeking protection for their “brand”. Click here to read the article by Cordelia Hebblethwaite in Kenya’s Daily Nation. Please follow[…]

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KWS launches hunt for Rhino poachers

No sooner has the Kenya Wildlife Service announced that it is launching a major countrywide hunt for poachers who killed 4 rhinos in one week across the country than we hear that more rhinos (including calves) have been slaughtered in the Oserian sanctuary near Lake Naivasha. The rate of killings shows no sign of slowing down. THE  Kenya Wildlife Service is[…]

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Mbweha Camp, THE place to stay at Lake Nakuru

Tucked away in the spectacular Great Rift Valley on the private 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp is nestled up against the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park with beautiful views over the Eburru and Mau ranges. Rustic lava-stone cottages with thatched roofs are surrounded by euphobia candelabra, yellow barked acacia and other indigenous trees. Mbweha Camp is only[…]

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