"White Rhino" Meru National Park Things to Do Tip by grets
Meru National Park Things to Do: 11 reviews and 11 photos
In 1986 when we visited Meru National Park, there were only six white rhino left in the park. These were protected by armed guards and herded into an enclosre each night to save them from poachers. A baby had been born since this protecion had taken place, and as it had been used to humans since birth, it was considered "tame" enough for us to stroke.
Big mistake! He took an instant dislike to me and as I approached he turned around and charged at me. With only a camera tripod for protection, I waves my arms around wildly and ran like hell!
Fortunately it appeared it was only a mock charge and he gave up the chase. In my fright I wasn't looking where I was going, and sank ankle deep in rhino poo. Yuck. Despite leaving the shoes in the bath with the shower head inside it for much of the night, I was unable to get rid of the smell. Not having brought any other shoes, it was sandals foe me for the rest of the trip.
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