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Day 3 - Safari

February 15th 2009

Program:
- Safari 6:30am-9:30am
- Breakfast 9:30am
- Time to own disposal
- Ambassador presentation 3pm-4:30pm
- Dinner 8pm

 

Safari in Tsavo National Park

We had an early morning start this day to go for a safari. The animals are on their most active at early dawn. A local guide named Paul followed us on the bus. He told us about the different animals we saw during our almost 3 hour’s long safari. We watched a rich animal life along the road with animals such as giraffes, baboons, wart hogs, impalas and many other kinds of antelopes, struts and buffaloes.

Tsavo Springs

Click for larger imageAfter an hour’s drive we made a stop at a water source called Tsavo Springs. We walked around and encountered few small monkeys and saw tens of hippos relaxing in the water. A small cabin was built with stairs down in the water. Through the glass we saw lots of carps swimming around. A crocodile was lying on the bank and showed his teeth to the hippos. Idyll and peace are two apposite expressions for the mood we felt being there.

 

Champagne for breakfast

Click for larger pictureA breakfast with champagne was waiting for us when we returned to the lodge. Rest of the day we had a relaxing time, some were by the pool trying to get some tanning, while others had a lifetime experience in the company of a Massai warrior.

At 3 pm Einar Steinshaug had an ambassador presentation before a fantastic day was ended with a nice dinner. The place is indescribable and we had the fortune to spend two evenings here with a wonderful view over the savanna and Mount Kilimanjaro with it’s shrinking glaciers in the distance, red soil and "umbrella" trees.

More than 40 different kinds of Acasia trees are growing on the savannas of Kenya. Those trees looked very dead and dry but we were told that after a rainfall these trees will turn fresh green and start blossoming. Let’s hope for the next rain season because there were no rains in the last one (November-December 2008). The people in Kenya will face a hunger catastrophe if the rain does not fall this spring (2009).

 

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Safari in Tsavo National Park
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Tsavo Springs
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Serena Kilanguni Lodge
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