Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bees Turning Carnivorous.

Bees Turning Carnivorous.

Not sure if its just me but don't exactly know what's going on with these bees
this summer.
Every time am outdoors there's bees surrounding my head like they're trying
to bite my ears or something!
Their behavior is kind of unusual too.
I just saw a few weeks ago some bees flying around a dead bird and not only
that but a few days ago went on the porch and as I sat there with a cup of
coffee I noticed a bee attacking a little bug.

To me it looked like the bee was trying to kill the poor bug but didn't take
much time to see the end result because there seemed to be more bees
coming in and getting more interested with me.
Went back inside and as I sat there the dots started connecting from
what I had seen few weeks earlier and that's when it dawned on me that
maybe these bees here are slowly turning carnivorous!
Don't know if anyone else noticed bees behaving this way.

There could be a larger picture though behind all this as some scientists have
claimed.Their change in behavior or change in numbers could be a sign of
disastrous things to come like climate change or food shortage.
Most people probably think of bees as stinging and annoying little insects but
what we forget besides the honey is that 30% of all food produced on the planet is through the
help of bees pollinating the fields,so every time you put a crop product in
your mouth maybe you need to think of a bee!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Great Migration,Masai Mara.


Every year for around three months the Mara becomes a host to the largest
population of wild animals on the planet,

starting around July and ending around September which is the approximate
time when they head back to the Serengeti.

The scene that approximately two million herbivores create on the African
savannah is nothing short of spectacular and sometimes its better to
see it to believe it.

The best time to visit the Mara if you would like to experience the migration,
definitely would be around August and September.

Saturday, September 14, 2013



About thirty thousand African elephants are killed every year to supply the
insatiable demand for ivory products around the world and especially
the Chinese market.

The recent news about the U.S fish and wildlife planning to crush six tons
of illegally confiscated ivory is a major step and great news to the
never ending ivory wars that's pretty much ravaging the population
of this gentle giants.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mara Governors Camp

Mara Governors Camp

The greatest thing about this camp is definitely its location.
Right on the bank of Mara river,where pretty much you have
the chance to see nile crocodiles and hippos as you hang
around the camp.

The other great thing about its location,is its close proximity
to probably the largest prides of lions in the mara,around the
Musiara area.

Even though at times this lion prides get scattered due to the constant
competition from rival males,it still remains as one of the places
in the entire mara that you are guaranteed to spot lions
no matter the season.

This camp is definitely at a hotspot for wildlife activity.

The camp has an air-strip as well,so if you don't feel like
taking a long road trip from Nairobi,you can always fly
from Wilson airport.

They have flights to and from Mombasa as well for anyone
planning to vacation at the Mombasa beaches too.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Loita Plains Wildlife

Loita Plains Wildlife

Loita plains is a wide landscape northeast of the Masai Mara game reserve, that
the native Maasai used for centuries as grazing land for their cattle but
still had this mutual co-existence with wild animals.

Even though most of the land around the area is mostly privatized,
the number of wild animals still roaming this landscape
is staggering.

More than thirty thousand wild beasts and zebra still breed on this grounds
as they migrate locally between the plains and the conservation areas
north of the mara, particularly Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

Unfortunately, there are more investors than ever buying land from the
local Maasai and developing it, leaving wild animals pretty much to
fend themselves.

Obviously, the biggest threat to these poor animals is having their migratory
routes cut off by fences and eventually slowly diminished.
Am sure there are lots of investors out there that still care about wildlife
and hopefully, this area gets lucky in that sense to help conserve this
natural beauty.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sunset in The African Savannah

Sunset in The African Savannah
Sunset in The African Savannah

Most people probably think of African wildlife as being the centerpiece
of its beauty and in many aspects that's true.
Africa has the biggest diversity of wild animals in the world and
especially in the savannah.

Nothing is like it, sitting on the African savannah, watching the sun go down
and wild animals posing in front of it.
Its almost like you are watching a little piece of heaven on earth!

Pacific Northwest Wilderness

Pacific Northwest Wilderness

When you think of the pacific northwest, what comes to mind is probably
lots of forest, lots of snow and lots of water and you are right.
Its incredible beauty with tall trees and lots of rivers flowing down
the snow-capped, forested mountains are nothing short of magnificent.

Its unique landscape has lots of camping areas for families or anyone and there's
nothing more fulfilling like sitting at a campsite, watching the awesomeness
of it unfold.

If you catch a glimpse of a bigfoot or maybe your camera does but
you never really noticed it till you got home, well don't be surprised,
this area has had more bigfoot sitings than anywhere else.

Personally, I haven't seen  a Bigfoot yet, but you never know and that's
the beauty of it all, its surprises never fail to amaze.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Keekorok Lodge, Masai Mara

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok is derived from a Maasai word meaning,'dark trees.'
Personally, obviously there are lots of lodges and camps in Masai Mara, that are great, but this happens
to be one of the oldest in the area, definitely with a long track record, providing services to its
customers and I can say this lodge definitely worn my heart, I love it.

Keekorok Lodge is definitely where I would recommend to anyone, and definitely where i
can visit over and over again without question.

Just to give you a little tour of what and why it wore my heart, starting from the main entrance, which
is spectacular to a very neatly arranged dining area, with a buffet style serving area, the food is really really good!

Outside of the dining area is a nice relaxing area and a little walk to the swimming pool, and there's a trail which is my most favorite of the entire lodge.
The wooden trail is raised above the forest floor,so you can pretty much see wild animals roaming in the distance or just close by and the trail keeps going all the way to a nice shed right by the hippo pool, where you can pretty much spend time, watching hippos and listening to the many birds singing
in the bushes.

The shed also has a small bar area where you can order drinks as you watch the amazing wilderness, I definitely would go to this place any day of the week if I could.