21 WildDogs with Waterbuck Kill

21 WildDogs with Waterbuck Kill

On Nov. 13 th while on safari on the Ewaso Nyiro river we ran into 21 WildDogs hunting. They were in the process of harassing a group of four Waterbuck that seemed very frightened and stressed. The Waterbucks would run and then turn to face the dogs. The dogs would then back down and look […]

Wildcats Like Wildfire

Wildcats Like Wildfire

In the past 2 weeks we have had 4 sightings of wildcats. Wildcats are the original tabby cat – the species that people first domesticated and bred into all the forms we now find in the domestic pussy cat. We are having a huge boom in the rat population and it appears that the wildcats […]

Elephants beginning to disperse finally

Elephants beginning to disperse finally

After about 6 months of large herds of elephant on us the groups are beginning to disperse with only the odd bull passing through. this is in a way a relief. our poor trees need some time to grow a bit and recover from all the damage. pictured below is the big boss bull we […]

Fishing Spider Found on Ewaso Nyiro River

Fishing Spider Found on Ewaso Nyiro River

While swimming down on the river I ran into this interesting fishing spider in a small pool of water in a large rockoutcrop. the pool had mosquito larvae and when i found the spider he was totally submerged trying to hid underneath a rock. his movements under water were identical to a crab and when […]

Sugarcane Plantation to reclaim 33,000ha of Kenyan Wetlands

The Following Appeal was made by colin Jackson of Mwamba Bird Observatory and while it is a bit off topic for Laikipia i still think it is a pending disaster that more people need to know about. Cheers,James —————————————————– This is a plea to raise serious concerns and put pressure on the Kenya government to […]

Lions Eat Our Camel

The elephants are back in large numbers and a week ago a group of them charged through our camel herd dispersing the camels in every direction. Then the rain came and our rangers couldn’t track them. They recovered half the herd but the other half ended up spending the night out. The next day all […]

Interesting Beetles Emerging with rains.

Interesting Beetles Emerging with rains.

Some great insects have been emerging recently with the beginning of our rains. This is a long-horned beetle that is likely a borer as an immature. I suspect its host is an Acacia species: The following is a Weevil I beleive (but its shape is also reminiscent of a Tenebrionid Beetle) . There are hundreds […]