Masai, Lions & Kilimanjaro
Trip Start Sep 07, 2006
9Trip End Sep 29, 2006
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At Amboseli we had another full schedule heading out on Safari several times a day as well as visiting another Masai Camp. At this one we were greeted by nearly the entire village with dancing (with their great leaps) and chanting by both men and women. It is amazing how drab the actual camp and village is with the exception of the incredibly colorful clothing and jewelery.
We saw lots of animals at Amboseli but it is such a dry area that it doesn't seem as if it will be able to sustain the number of animals it presently holds. It is the home to some 900 elephants, zebra, wildebeests, giraffes, impala, leopards, lions, hippos, antelope, rhinos, wild dogs, hyenas, cheetah, buffalo and more than 400 species of birds, though many of these species we didn't see
The park has varied environments ranging from desert-like pan to lush swamps and frankly was not as beautiful as the Masai Mara or the Serengeti. Even the animals seemed in sparser supply.