Trip Start Jun 02, 2013
13Trip End Jul 01, 2013
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Near the river, the car stopped, so we could observe the elephants (tembo in Swahili). We counted the number in the group and counted how many young, sub-adults, and adults were showing stress by looking at the temporal glands. While we were counting, the driver told us to look over by the tree. There were 2 lions! It was so cool to see them walking along the riverbank!
As we went further into the park, we eventually found lots and lots of elephants! There were so many cute baby elephants, and I think I took at least 10 pictures of the same baby elephant as it ate, laid down, and stood back up!
In the afternoon, all of the cars met up at a safari lodge inside the park. There was an amazing view from the restaurant, and it was really great to look for elephants while relaxing. Then everyone hopped back into the cars and drove around some more. Today I saw giraffes and zebras that were much closer to the road, along with lots of impalas. Going to the national parks has been so much fun so far, and I'm really excited for the next trip!