Loldia House

December News Loldia House 2017

Loldia had a fairly quiet Christmas and a busy New Year celebrating with guests from all over the world. Everyone loved Ndegwa’s wonderful cooking. We have been able to launch the boat on a number of occassions for boat trips on Lake Naivasha and guests have beem enjoying boat trips on Lake Ol Oldian amongst the hippos, pelicans and waterbirds. 

Loldia remains a birders paradise and the highlight this month has to be the Fish Eagles whose young have been learning to fly. There are many Fish Eagle families close to the house and one lot of youngsters have been learning to fly from the big fig tree next to the house. They have been bravely taking their first flights from the nest and there have been some near misses with the breakfast table as wobbly young wings swoop over the gardens. By the lake edge we have had Pelicans flying past, Darters and plenty of Cormorants. There have been lots of White Browed Robin Chats in the garden, Variable, Bronze and Red Chested Sunbirds and a Black Headed Oriole has been singing close to the house.

fish eagle
Photo courtesy of Dave Richards

Loldia now has 4 resident giraffe on the ranch. We are not sure where they came from but they seem to have taken up residence here feeding on the yellow fever tree leaves. We have had a visit from a passing Colobus monkey and guests were lucky enough to see a tiny new born hippo (still pink) on new year’s eve while out on a night drive.
Last night our guests from Costa Rica  went out on a night drive and they saw an Aardvark – [Antbear]  very clearly and for some minutes, which was a lovely sighting. 
Hope you all had a great festive time and may 2017 be a wonderful year.
Rachel – relief manager Loldia House 


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