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Travel Blogs from Tsavo National Park East
... What a sight I had just seen!
The giraffes were also plentiful today - stunning animals who seem quite shy.
The lodges we stayed in tonight were beautiful - but best of all....built on stilts so animals roam freely underneath. The place has many watering holes scattered around and the animals flock to them...it is just a case of waiting. We didn't have to wait long!
It was now dark, and the watering holes lit up by dim flashlights, ...
... are at school til 6 at
night! These kids have a completely different work ethic to that of the
UK. They see the school as a form of
escapism-the entry requirements are not only based on academic results but also
need. Natalia also emphasised the
importance of the health start program, which provides kids with their only
meal of the day. These projects also
provide a vital support network ...
... out to be delicious. Everyone was very happy with their choice of food and we were all very warm, dry and satisfied. By the time we took the last sips of our hot chocolates most of us were falling asleep at the table, it was time for bed. We are up fairly early as we need to finish packing and have brekky before meeting Wilson at 10am outside the park gates so that those who need to can get geared up before heading off around 11am.
... the field chilling out, they tend to dot themselves across the field in a line, with the lioness & cubs together. The male lion with his massive mane was sitting in the middle of the track in the shade of one of the safari trucks, bold as brass. They were all quite skinny, it's slim pickings in the Masai Mara this time of year as all the zebra & wildebeest have migrated to the serengeti but the lion is territorial so stays put. As a result some of them die. We parked up just to ...
... detour back to camp to rectify the situation before we then raced plateauwards.
A few more sightings here, before finally scraping through to the height of the plateau where we sat on massive rocks on the top of the world and watched the sun go down behind Kilimanjaro. What a sight. Inbetween was a vast plain of African nothingness, stretching from the sea to our left, to endless plain on our right. In the middle, winding its way across in an easy manner was the river, ...