A migration, a marathon & much more

What a first half to 2013! We held elections here in Kenya earlier this year and, despite some doubt from many, all was peaceful and went smoothly. We’re delighted that our new first lady, Margaret Kenyatta, has made raising awareness of conservation issues a priority – what a good start!

Around the country Cheli & Peacock guests are reporting fantastic wildlife sightings – the zebra and wildebeest migration is currently in full swing in the Maasai Mara and with all the rain we have had, will probably continue till November as usual.

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Here’s one of the pics I took a few days ago while staying at EPC – (c) Stefano Cheli

Elsa’s Kopje had some gorgeous cheetah cubs which many of you will have seen on their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/elsaskopje

At Joy’s Camp we are having frequent sightings of rare striped hyena and bat eared foxes have started denning just outside camp so we look forward to seeing the little ones soon – have a look at the pics – www.facebook.com/joyscamp

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Our Community Trust is going from strength to strength, once you get something like that off the ground there are so many great opportunities – Chania may start needing some help!

Lewa Safari Camp entered a team in the Lewa Safaricom Marathon and between the team and guests who also ran to raise funds, the Trust received over USD 6,000. Photos of the team in training and on the day are on the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/CPConservation

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We also recently launched our new initiative called ‘Cheques for Check-Ins’ – for every guest who ‘checks in’ on Facebook while staying at a Cheli & Peacock property we donate USD 1 to the Trust – will let you know how it goes, this Facebook thing is amazing!

After some time away from professional guiding, I was convinced by a group of old friends to take them on safari, so I’m currently in the Mara at Elephant Pepper Camp, then heading to the Kipsing Lugga for our new quad bike adventure and then off to Kitich Camp for some walking with camels – will let you know how my trip went, I am definitely excited!

Very best wishes for now – Stefano

2nd August 2013