Monthly Archives: January 2009

Diversity in Drought

It has been very dry in NNP in this continuing dry cycle (despite 27mm :1 inch of rain last night 26/1/09), with much stress caused by an almost complete lack of grazing in the much-humanised ‘dispersal area’ between the park & the Athi -Namanga highway. As a result, most of the herbivores in the Athi […]


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Cattle Conundrum

Nairobi National Park has always served as a dry season refuge for the grazers of the Athi-Kapiti Ecosystem & this year, in the middle of a dry cycle,is no exception. Most of the herbivores in the ecosystem are now in the park, including many Maasai cattle. The Park comprises the high part of the Athi […]

Dry cycle

Here’s to a great 2009 for Nairobi national Park & readers of this blog. It’s very dry in Nairobi (& indeed in central & eastern Kenya generally) & the Park is coming into it’s own in it’s traditional role as a dry season refuge for grazers, both wild & domestic. Most of the grazers in […]