Kijongo Garden & Beach Life

Kijongo Bay Resort is known for it's peace, tranquility and beautiful beach, but what are perhaps less known, are the fascinating small creatures that also call this area home.

Most people have seen butterflies, bees, seashells and starfish, but actually know very little about these creatures. We hope to show you, the secrets of these and many more common creatures that live in and around Kijongo Bay Resort. So that when you come to visit us, you will enjoy your explorations more fully.

Chambered Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)

Posted by Karl on Fri February 24, 2023 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

We had an unusual find on Sange Beach, as we found not one, but 2 chambered nautilus shells, over the past 18 months. Unusual enough that when asked, the local fishermen, had no idea on what they were and had never seen one before. This caused quite a stir among the local fisherman, as to what this strange shell was, and intrigue for us, so we looked for more information about them.

Did you know that a nautilus is an ancient relation to an octopus? As creatures go, the chambered nautilus is one of the most bizarre. It is as if evolution had a sense of humour over time.

Long before dinosaurs were walking on earth, an ancestor of the nautilus was swimming in the ocean, called an Ammonite, over 500 million years ago. Nautilus fossils have been dated to more than 200 million years old.

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Weaver ants

Posted by Karl on Tue December 27, 2022 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

As you walk around the gardens at Kijongo Bay Resort, you may be fortunate enough to see some strange nests amongst the leaves, these nests are made by weaver ants.

We were quite intrigued by these nests, and so did some research and found them to be very interesting, and thought we would share this info with you.

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Posted by Karl on Tue November 8, 2022 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

Beachcombing in front of Kijongo Bay Resort, you never know what you might find.

We came across quite a few brightly coloured starfish, and wanted to know more about these strange creatures, which we thought we would share with you.

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Pollinators at Kijongo

Posted by Karl on Thu September 8, 2022 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

Pollen is how plants reproduce, as pollinators move from flower to flower, they deposit the collected pollen from flower to flower, basically allowing the plants to mate.

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Butterfly Life Cycle

Posted by Karl on Sun August 7, 2022 in Kijongo Garden & Beach Life.

A butterfly has a four stage life cycle, a process called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is a Greek word that basically translates to transformation or total change in shape.

Butterflies, moths, flies, bees, and beetles all undergo a similar complete metamorphosis.

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