The migration of wildebeests and zebras have now entered the Mara.Every indication shows that the stage is set for the world’s most fascinating wildlife spectacle. Herds of mainly zebras and wildebeest have crossed the border near sand river gate. They could be seen in the mornings taking their traditional route towards Roan hill, and some have already crossed the main road to the Mara river from Sekenani gate. Their movement however is slower because of the amount of grass in their way. Since April this year we have continued having intermittent rains which has made the plains covered in long green grass.
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Description: Set at an altitude of 1650m (5210 ft) the rolling grasslands of the Maasai Mara offer one of the nature's most dramatic spectacles, the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania's Serengeti which takes place from late July to September. The Masai Mara lies 275 kms (170 miles) west of Nairobi.The journey to Masai Mara, either by air, with extensive panoramic views of the floor of the Great Rift Valley including the "lost world" volcano of Suswa with its inner plateau, or by road along the south slopes of the Mau, is scenically magnificent.
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Mombasa, the second largest municipality in Kenya with a population of roughly 670,000, lies four degrees south of the equator on the western flank of the Indian Ocean. Its climate is tropical, marked with high humidity, high temperature, strong ocean winds, and the intense brilliance of the midday sun that glares off lime-whitewashed stone houses. Mombasa consists of a small island, three miles long and 5.5 square miles in area, connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries. Mombasa's coastline is sheltered by a coral reef running parallel to the shore about one mile out from the high-water mark. Beaches of fine sand and gentle slope provide ideal sites for a rapidly developing hotel and cottage resort industry. Most of Mombasa sits on loose, sandy soil, but the eastern part stands on a porous coral base. Local building materials include coral, mud, wattle, thatch, and stones.
For centuries, Mombasa served as a vibrant trading center. Swahili merchants served as middlemen, exporting products from the East African interior in exchange for goods purchased from Indian Ocean merchant ships. Especially during the 19th century, Swahili caravans traveled far into the interior in search of slaves and ivory, and some of these traders established inland trading posts.
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