Monthly Archives: November 2010

Life at the Waterhole……

Story & pics by WILL KNOCKER: Last sunday I went into the park for my customary’ blog-hunt’ & came across the huge gravel pit that has been dug by the roadbuilders improving the tracks above the Athi Basin. A large herd of buffaloes had meandered up from the Athi River to the plains above. They […]

Road Kills…..

NNP is a city park, where city folks drive into the park to look for large mammals. Of course there are many noctournal animals that cannot deal with vehicle headlights after dark. Above is a zorilla (an African skunk- a member of the weasel family) which was killed on Thursday night. KWS vehicles zoom along […]

Elegant Eland

Eland are the largest sp. of African antelope: huge, gentle, versatile (they both graze & browse, depending on what is seasonally available.) We have about 500 of these superb antelopes in Nairobi National Park. In the past, they spent wet seasons in the dispersal area: in the Kitengela Conservation Area (so called) south of the […]


Story & pics by WILL KNOCKER: In the middle of the road, one of the common cobras of Nairobi National Park: a black-necked spitting cobra Snakes cannot hear, this one could FEEL something very large approaching….hence the threatening stance Cobras are usually noctournal & feed largely on amphibians such as toads… This guy (gal?) was […]

Giraffes Necking

Pictures by DAVE MCKELVIE: Fine photos of 2 bulls vying for power (=mating rights) in a graceful display of massive power The protagonists face up to one another Taking it in turns in this extraordinary ritual, using their giant heads as mallets,they bash against each other’s chests… These two look to me like young bulls […]

Lions Kill Buffalo

Story & pictures by DAVE MCKELVIE: Came across 3 lions who were in the process of killing a buffalo A very large buffalo 2 large males and a female, just next to 4b, they will still be there as they have a lot to eat Female and a male at back end feasting Large male had […]