07 March, 2012

Going Wild At Great Rift Valley Lodge!

There’s new game at the Great Rift Valley Lodge.

With assistance from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) who is the custodian of Kenya’s wildlife, we have introduced six Burchell’s zebras (four females and two males) and 18 impalas (15 females and three males) at the lodge which already has its resident wildlife.  The impalas are an addition to the three which were introduced in July last year.  The zebras have adapted well to their new surroundings and are seen grazing in the fairways and in the scrubland around the lodge. The impalas have also adapted well and are seen grazing at our bush dinner site and come out in the open towards sunset.
The experts - KWS staff

Easy does it

Where are we? Learning the new surroundings.

We likey!

Adding colour to the course..

Other residents

And the landlords

The animals were moved from human-wildlife conflict areas to the Resort which offers a sanctuary to wildlife.
We thank the KWS translocation team which worked tirelessly to make the difficult exercise successful.
The recent arrivals boosts the number of species of game at the lodge like the bushbucks, warthogs, tortoises, dikdiks and duikers.

Heritage Hotels (Kenya) manages The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf resort in Naivasha, just an hour an a half's drive from Nairobi. The lodge is famous for one the longest holes in Kenya - the par 5 -  17th ‘signature’ at 598 metres (654 yards)!
 Report and pictures by Daniel Kilonzo, Resident Naturalist at GRVL ©Heritage Hotels Ltd, Kenya.http://www.heritage-eastafrica.com/

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