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Jul 26, 2016 - East Tsavo national park

Seeing animals up close and in their natural habitat much more exciting than zoo or TV. Our driver spotted the first few. Great excitement. We all tried to get a photo position through the roof gap! Didn't quite work so windows or waiting your turn were the order of the day. No getting out of vehicles on any account. After lots of elephants gazelles and buffalos, Riva the ,3 yr old probably said it all. He blew a raspberry when the driver called 'elephant' for the umpteenth time. Zebras were also plentiful, and really beautiful close up....

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Nov 6, 2009 - Day trip to Voi and the Taita dancers

Today was a play day so we ventured into the small town of Voi to view the traditional dancing by the Taita people. We loaded the van and headed off to Voi and then to the top of the nearby mountain, the customary venue for these ancient dances to occur. We had torrential rains all evening prior and our trip to the small village was quite precarious, as now large gullies had appeared where the edge of the road used to be. The ride is generally like a washboard but today, the Land Rover really got a work out. Once we entered the village, we...

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Dec 11, 2006 - A quick update

Hello everyone, It's been another eventful few weeks since the last time I posted and as usual, I'm short on time. However, as of next week, I will once again have regular access to the internet. I finish my volunteering on Sunday and will be heading to Zanzibar for the holidays very early Monday morning. It's hard to believe it's almost over but I'm looking forward to the next phase. The photo of the ex-poachers group in Kidong is from the week we went on satellite camp. Kidong is about 3km west of the border of Tsavo West National Park...

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Oct 6, 2005 - Kenya gone wild.

Mamba! I hope everyone back home is doing well. As for me, I'm doing great. The last week in the Tsavo wild has been the most unbelievable experience. I must admit I was afraid for the first few days (wait until you see pictures of our camp) and I even considered doing up a quick will, just in case but I seemed to have settled in now and gotten some control over my fear. The expedition is so much more than I imagined and so much better than a safari. The biggest advantage is our ability to do game drives in Tsavo after dark. Actually, most...

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Sep 30, 2005 - The Maneless Lions of Tsavo Research Project

The Earthwatch organization has been working on this project, headed by Dr. Bruce Patterson of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, since 1998. 50 volunteer teams, over the last seven years, have helped gather research data on the maneless lions of Tsavo National Park in Kenya. These lions are the descendants of the lions that killed 140 railway workers in Kenya in 1891. I will give you the link to his site at the end of this page. Tsavo is a huge National Park in Southeast Kenya made up of two segments, Tsavo East and Tsavo...

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