We need to talk about Kevin

Kevin Rooney is one of Kicheche's favourite sons with hundreds of game drives augmenting his Conservancy masthead.

Even Wilder Night Out

Over the last couple of weeks we have supported the wonderful Chris Packham & Paul Goldstein on their Exodus Travels "Even Wilder Night Out" tour raising funds for The Maa Trust rainwater harvest project.

Daily Mail: 19 November 2018

Feline fisticuffs - Alpha male lion gets the treatment from this lioness after killing her cubs. This Big Cat fight captured by Paul Goldstein on his recent safari at Kicheche Bush Camp, Olare Motorogi Conservancy.

Fast and Furious

If you are going to pick a fight it is not just about numbers. Bantam weights should never get into the ring with Heavy weights, even if there are five of them.

Daily Mail: 06 November 2018

Footage shows a pregnant mother giraffe giving birth in the heart of Kenya's Olare Motorogi Conservancy.

Daily Mail: 31 October 2018

A young leopard ransacks a warthog's burrow in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Masai Mara, Kenya.

Things that go bump

When the combined weight of knowledge from three veteran guides with over 100,000 game drives tells me a leopard has had her cubs within the last few days, I am inclined to believe them. The soft folds of fur near her tail confirm this as does her behavior. Fig’s well documented pregnancy is over.

A Cut-throat Business

In this week’s London Evening Standard there was a feature on the Mara’s nemesis: the Serengeti. Apart from some chintzy nonsense about jeweled salads and a farcical faunal faux pas about okapis butting horns (surely topis) it was none too shabby…

Gold Spot

Too often awards are concocted, self-serving and cynical: ‘you advertise in our Bush Companion and we’ll give you a worthless accolade,’ or the winner is the one that garners the most solicited support on social media.

It’s reigning cats and dogs

The herds are in and the fawns are dropping: the larder is full. This is the time of plenty in Conservancies that are seldom short of food on the table.