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Lion Sightings at the Lewa Conservancy and the Masai Mara Reserve

Brian has just sent in some photos that he has taken over the past few days from both the Lewa Conservancy and the Masai Mara Reserve, where he is at the moment. He reports that the lion behaviour he has witnessed in both areas has been absolutely amazing, as these photos nicely demonstrate! And yes, that’s Dee (Brian’s wife) with her iPad on her lap and a somewhat curious onlooker in the background!
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Wildlife Watching at the Lewa Conservancy

Brian will be departing the Lewa Conservancy with his group tomorrow, heading to the Masai Mara Reserve in the Serengeti.  He and his group have had 4 fantastic days of wildlife watching, and these photos that he took are just a small sample of some of their sightings.FullSizeRender-1 FullSizeRender-3 FullSizeRender-4
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CBC Homestretch: Brian Keating on Soysambu Conservancy

Brian Keating joins the Homestretch via satellite phone from the Soysambu Conservancy in Kenya. 

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Lewa Conservancy



Brian Keating is still far from Alberta this week, travelling in Africa. Yesterday, CBC’s Homestretch reached him at a wildlife conservancy in the Northern part of Kenya. Listen to his latest podcast:


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The Sleeping Warrior



Brian and his wife, Dee traversed “The Sleeping Warrior” in the early morning cool of the day, experiencing some fantastic views of the Rift Valley, and passing some zebra upon their approach.  The distant lake had some excellent Lesser flamingos, there to feed on the small invertebrates and algae that give the birds their wonderful pink colour!


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Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy

View of ‘The Sleeping Warrior’ caldera, taken from the lodge of the same name, where Brian is staying in Kenya.  He intends to traverse it tomorrow.  He has already seen large numbers of Buffalo and good numbers of the rare Rothschild’s giraffe.

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Purcell Mountain

The stunning landscapes near Brian’s Purcell Mountain wilderness base camp last week.

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Exploring Bugaboos Provincial Park

After Brian completed his ‘guest guiding’ at the CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge in the Purcell Mountains last week, he and his wife, Dee, took off and established a remote base camp, just to the west of the Bugaboos Provincial Park in a very remote area.  For three days they explored the area.  The unique geology was especially interesting.
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CBC The Homestretch: Caribou Antlers in the Purcell Mountains




CBC Homestretch Naturalist, Brian Keating, found an interesting set of antlers in the Purcell Mountains. Click on the link to listen to this podcast.


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CBC The Homestretch: Hiking with Brian Keating

Homestretch naturalist Brian Keating goes hiking in the shadow of the Bugaboo Mountains in British Columbia.


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