Elephants will keep that watchful eye on you!
Even if you don't think they are watching, they are!! Give them a path. Never get in the
middle of them. Always leave yourself a way out!! They will make a path out of you!!
PS, NEVER -NEVER get in between two ELEPHANTS!
Voi is a large-ish market town just before one of the gates to Tsavo East NP. It's a very lively town and - apparently - quite prosperous, too. We did not have time to spend too long there... just enough time to visit the endless colourful market, and nothing else. Yet it's one of the most impressive markets I have seen in Kenya: all along the main road seems to be a maret, as if there was no other job to do than that of a salesperson. Bizarre, for sure... and I could not help wondering - with so many stalls - how many people actually do some shopping. There seemed to be no proportion.
Just outside tsavo east national park, a couple of kilometres off the town of Voi, it's possible to visit a traditional masai village: Maakeena. The visit was not free, the masai ask for about 5 euros for each visitor, but it was very enjoyable. Included is a little show of traditional dances and a demonstration of how to light fire with just a stick and a stone. This part turned out to be the most boring and predictable one. What I enjoyed was seeing their traditional mud houses - decorated to celebrate the birth of a new baby 3 days before, and hearing their tales about traditional life - like for example how a person needs to kill a lion to become a man and be able to get married
Really a dry river bed. Will be filling not too long from now. The light rains come late OCTOBER! Still green on the banks.Near by
some areas look completely DEAD!!
These ELEPHANTS soon as we stopped.
They slowly started walking away!
At times we had a personal safari thing going on along our camp line! Just enjoy and take many pics! They will follow the path. Maybe
next time they will come walking right into and out of camp! That would be very COOL!!
In KENYA, your not allowed to drive off road!
You can't make your own:OFF THE BEATEN PATH! If we could we have drove across
this landscape and visit those ELEPHANTS!!
A pity, but thats the way it has to be.
The elephants path, right in front of us! They
had a path across the road. This path is BEATEN alright! BEATEN, by elephants.
Just keep taking pictures. These elephants
had some nice tusks!! You can feel the
power from them. Yet, some how so calm!
Never know what is coming. We're heading
to the gate. A family of elephants starts
coming out of nowhere up this slope. My driver slowly backed up a bit. Had to take
many shots. They could have BEATEN a PATH right over our truck!! Beautiful!!
HAVE MANY MORE GREAT PICS!!
Not much of a FALLS now, when the rains come. WATCH-OUT!! So enjoy your off the
BEATEN-PATH NOW!! Feel the strange
colored rock under your feet! Grab some pictures!!
At LUGARDS FALLS, many birds here.
The GALANA RIVER, when the heavy rains come. They say it's POWERFUL!!
At LUGARDS FALLS, you can get out! It's
more of a look-out point. There are a few CROCS & HIPPOS down below. One minni-bus not too close by! But when you can get out! Make the most of it!!
To see this many BUFFALO, was something.
No way we could get any closer. After a bit they all started taking off almost in a line.
On the way to the RANGER STATION. This
BUFFALO, KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON US!!
Always difficult getting pics with sticks and grass in the way. Nice RED-BACK GROUND!
We had many visitors on that path next to camp. The GIRAFFE, likes to stop and take a look. Almost all of them do that. Peaceful and
Just enjoy, watch them do the: ELEPHANT-
SHUFFLE! Notice that female looking at us.
All they wanted was a path. We only backed up about 10 or 15 feet. If we didn't move, thats
a bad move!!