Wildlife Enjoy the Samburu Rains

Apr 26, 2018 | Categories: Lions, Reserves, Wildlife | 8 Comments

Namunyak's young cub in the flowers

Samburu has received  a lot of rain in the past few weeks - 185 mm since March - and 133 mm in April alone!  This is a very special time to be here - the river is flowing fast, and grass & flowers are everywhere. It is spectacular. Our field team have had many amazing wildlife sightings over the past few weeks and these are some of our favourite wildlife moments. And the rain continues...

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Educating & inspiring a new generation of Kenyan conservationists

Mar 22, 2018 | Categories: Community, Education, Lions | Leave A Comment »

"Future of wildlife is in my hands"

6th December 2017 - Twenty-four children wave enthusiastically as they board the ‘Bush bus’ for the final time. It’s the end of the Lion Kids Camp. The past five days have been filled with wildlife education, safaris and conservation-themed games and activities. From the smiles, the laughter and the jubilant singing that accompanies their departure, it is clear they have had fun.

But, enjoyment aside, how do we know if we have actually made a difference? – Has their knowledge about wildlife and conservation improved? Have their perceptions towards wild animals changed at all? What can we learn from this camp that will help us run even more successful camps in future?

In order to answer these questions (and more), we evalua...

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Join Ewaso Lions in Samburu

Dec 15, 2017 | Categories: Community, Donors, Lions, Other news, Warriors | Leave A Comment »

Ewaso Lions Conservation Safari, Kenya with Dr Shivani Bhalla 9 - 13 August 2018  A special opportunity to see first-hand a conservation programme in the field and to financially support the long-term survival of lions in Kenya.

9 August      Dinner and overnight at The House of Waine, a charming colonial manor house with eleven bedrooms in the residential district of Karen in Nairobi.

10 August    Transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport for the flight to Samburu 1020 – 1120 hours.  Transfer to our private bush camp in the Westgate Conservancy, which borders Samburu, and is where Ewaso Lions are based. Our mobile camp is semi-luxurious without being ostentatious and offers a real bush experience.  Each tent is furnishe...

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The Warriors Need You

Nov 17, 2017 | Categories: Community, Donors, Lions, Staff, Warriors | 3 Comments

On a dry and dusty night, the night sky of Kenya rises above Jeneria and his team of Samburu warriors on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.  They are relaxing after a hard day of tracking lions in their Landcruiser 4x4, collaring one, and checking on the health of two young cubs. Suddenly, the radio crackles with anger and panic.  A lioness has killed a cow. The villagers are furious and heading out to kill her.

Jeneria, his fellow Warrior, Yesalai and others in the Warrior Watch team jump into the vehicle and head for the far away village. They are greeted by angry warriors who are ready to track the lion. As Jeneria tries to reason with them, shouts fill the arid landscape.  Calmly, a few Ewaso Lions Warriors listen to the villager...

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It’s Raining in Samburu!

Nov 17, 2017 | Categories: Lions, Other news, Reserves | 1 Comment

One of the new males in Samburu as it starts getting green

We are very happy to announce that it is raining in Samburu!  The rains began in October in a few locations and had spread across the whole region by November. The vegetation is finally growing bringing much needed relief to the wildlife in the area. As the heavy rain collects, dry river beds have flowed frequently, including the Pukur lugga near our camp. Although it is spectacular to see the rivers fill so quickly the frequent flooding is sadly a sign of severe land degradation in the area.

We have had some stunning sightings of the lions including the new males that arrived in April. Other wildlife are enjoying the new grass and vast open areas of water. This is a beautiful time to be in Samburu and we can feel the relief amo...

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