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Land of Elephants by Count Széchenyí

COUNT ZSIGMOND SZECHENYI was in Nairobi, Kenya in 1929 and returned in 1932. He finds NAIROBI growing fast. His safari heads into the forest looking for elephant tracts in November 1932 at KITUI. No elephants were seen. A witch-doctor is consulted and he gets a large elephant with big tusks on the 3rd day!

On 20.12.1933, Szechenyi takes 2 lorries and heads for Mt KULAL in the Northern Frontier District (NFD), but gets stuck near Mt Kenya in black cotton mud. Moving on, they arrive at flooded Northern Guaso Nyiro River. They cross the KAISUT DESERT and arrive at the foot of this 8,000ft mountain. After climbing Mt Kulal, they saw LAKE RUDOLF (Turkana) towards the west. Szechenyi was here to hunt a beautiful greater male kudu trophy.
On 25.12.1933, he is in Ukamba country, along TIVA RIVER looking for elephants. He was hunting and filming buffalo in EMBU on 30.12.1933 amongst the "mighty zoo".

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    Nov 23, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    The Bongo looks beautiful! Looks like a wonderful book to read!

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