"Samburu Game Park" Kenya Favorite Tip by Ash59

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  Samburu Game Lodge, kenya
by Ash59

Favorite thing: This is photo of one of the lodges at Samburu. We were glad we were in one, one night, when we heard what seemed to be barking and then two gun shots. Ducking our heads under the covers and believing sleep was better than curiosity, we duly lay awake trying to figure out what it was all about.

Waking up in the morning, all bleary eyed due to a substantial lack of sleep, we found out that the barking sounds were made by elephants, not hyena's, as we thought. Evidently, elephants make this noise when in distress and they had wandered into a tented camp just down the road. They were frightened and confused by the lights and people around them (as, I am sure, the people were as afraid of them!). The gunshots? They were used to drive off the elephants before they wrecked the camp!

As I said, I am so glad that we decided to stay in lodges instead of tents!

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  • Updated Jul 20, 2003
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