It’s Raining in Samburu!

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

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 among humans and wildlife alike as everyone in the region is hopeful after what has been a severe drought this year. We have already received over 250mm of rain, and although more rain is needed to allow the land to heal and recover fully, this is a great beginning.

New male in Samburu as it starts to get green

Sleeping males after the rains

Giraffe enjoy the new greenery and water after the rains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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» Barbara von Hoffmann said: { Nov 29, 2017 - 05:11:18 }

Will be there mid-February, and I hope to see you. Also hope you and the lions are well!
Barbara