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... wildebeest as they head to the Maasai Mara for better food in the winter months.
What it meant however was a long drive through the southern and middle sections of The Serengeti which afforded wonderful experiences of wildlife – we were late getting into camp because we just kept coming across animals that required a mandatory photo opportunity.
Once we arrived at Buffalo Camp, we had moments to get ready for dinner which for our first night ...
... was my last day at school and I was sad to
leave as I had become very attached to some of the children and I felt that my
teaching in Swahili was getting to a respectable level. I went into the bush
with Tom that afternoon and Tom taught me how to ride a motorbike which was
incredibly fun and very easy to pick up. On Friday night Tom and I had a few
beers and a large bottle of Konyagi to mark my last day at the school and we
were slightly (very?) drunk ...
... br> killed it. Lions are not killed for fun but only when they take the valuable livestock
that the Maasai keep. Wildlife however is very important to the economy of
African countries as it brings in so much tourism and it seems that the Kenyan
government at least has come to a happy compromise with the Maasai that when a
Lion kills livestock, as long as they don’t harm the Lion, the government will
pay for the cost of the livestock that was killed. ...
... and for one mad moment I considered purchasing one and smuggling it
back to England and keeping it the spare room at my flat next year; there’s
nothing in my tenancy agreement that specifically says I can't have a goat and I could AstroTurf the
room and everything. Anyway I carried on goatless and went to buy my Maasai
clothing. It’s difficult for me to buy things cheaply at the market as I will
be charged Mzungu prices. Mzungu translated from ...
... the shore line. We continued to enjoy the flamingos, getting closer than we could have imagined. A visit to thermal springs & board walk for further viewing of the flamingoes & our first sign of hippos then lunch & some further safari. An amazing close encounter with a herd of elephants where we were in the middle of the herd as they walked around our vechile. It was scary as they were so close- Dickson told us to stay quiet ...