Headed by KWS Veterinary Officer Dr. Limo, and assisted by the SWT's Felix Micheni and two KWS Capture Unit Rangers, this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment. This includes a refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as the medicines and equipment required for rapid and effective veterinary response.
The team is operated by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust with funding from The Minara Foundation and has been operational since March 2007.
The Mara ecosystem remained generally dry during June, with only some light showers experienced towards the end. The first herd of migratory wildebeests have been spotted, coinciding with the start of their great wildebeest annual migration to the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti.Read more
The month was characterised by prolonged rainy spells with most luggas and seasonal rivers getting flooded. This rendered movement across the ecosystem difficult. Visitation to Mara Ecosystem is still low owing to the current global COVID 19 pandemic. Few cases were reported and attended to during the period.Read more
April was characterised by poor precipitation, though some improvements were experienced towards the end of the month. Tourist numbers in the conservation area remain noticeably low, owing to travel restrictions occasioned by current COVID 19 pandemic.Read more