By David Western*, Victor N. Mose**, David Maitumo, Immaculate Ombongi, Sakimba Kimiti, Winfridah Kemunto, Samuel Leikanaya, Paul Kasaine, Sunte Kimiti and Julius Muriuki
The severe drought which set in early in 2022 and continued through early 2023 continued through to the long rains of April and May. The poor long rains and continued heavy grazing pressure saw a poor recovery of pastures. By August 2023 satellite imagery of Kajiado County showed low pasture availability across the Amboseli ecosystem. The only remaining areas with substantial grazing are in the Amboseli, and Kimana swamps.