Monthly Archives: May 2013

NNP Nyati!

By Will Knocker: NNP is an ocean of grass after exceptional Rains & the thousand or so buffalo in the Park are doing their best to mow it…. Buffaloes are an introduced sp. in NNP, but are doing very well & have an increasing impact on the grasslands as their numbers increase…   One of […]

NNP in the Wet Season….

By Will Knocker: Early morning impala… White (or Grass) rhinos are doing well in the Park: they were introduced from Nakuru NP Native Black (or Browse) rhinos in their element… There are 40+ lions in NNP, amongst which are at least 6 adult males, all of them brothers… Could this be a Green-winged Pytilia? Four […]

Dreaded Parthenium in NNP

By Will Knocker: The dreaded Parthenium Weed -spread by human activities such as road building -has gained a foothold in Nairobi National Park, especially in the Athi Basin area, where a pylon line is currently being constructed….floodwater also spreads the seeds, so we can expect mega-infestation after the current Rains… Each single plant is said […]

Consider the lilies of the field….

By Will Knocker: “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these……..” So says the Good Book & this year’s rains […]


By Brian Finch: Mike Davidosn, Jennifer O’Duore and myself met at the Main Entrance to Nairobi National Park at 6.20am, and were through the gate at 6.30am. There had not been much rain the two previous nights, but over an inch had fallen three days before, compounding the accessibility problems in the Park with many […]