Altough there is plenty of permanent water in the Amboselli park, there are also parts that are very dry. The Masai in the area need to give water to the cows, so in dry times truck get water from the park and transport it to the villages so the Masai cows can drink.
All the water in Amboseli comes from Mt Kilimanjaro. The icecap on this mountain is almost gone tough, so how long will the waters be permanent in Amboseli???
Our favorite part of Kenya was simply absorbing and knowning that due to it's immense, we would need to catalog and jot down for posterity as much as possible in a journal.
It is easy to become confused and awed due to it's immensity and overwhelming experiences, especially when you first arrive.
Took me back to my young days as a child on Christmas day when I didn't know which way to look first under the Christmas tree!
Carry a journal, make as many notes as you can and, if traveling with others, take the time to compare notes and cross reference experiences each may have had within the same journey!
Fondest memory: Our fondest memory was all collaborating during the mid afternoon rest period which is common in safaris. You are given the opportunity to relax and either take a nap, soak some sun around the pool or walk amongst the gardens at the lodge.
We chose to sit, the group of 5, near the pool or at the bar writing in our journals and copying notes off one another.
It was also a great source of accurate information which I am now using here on VT.
By getting 5 different peoples perspective on an experience or an accomodation, I feel we were able to form a more unbiased rating system for our tips.
The contrast of the wildlife in the swamp is something to see! It's hot out here. The BUFFALO need a little cooling off! All the huge horns. Don't want these guys charging
Fondest memory: THESE BIG BLACK THINGS!
Depending on what type of course work you are doing below are wildlife based institutions that could be helpful;
1. The Elephant Research
2. Wildlife Educational Center (Kimana
3. Baboons Research Center.
and the more educative is the community / KWS / Born Free initiatives on Human Wildlife Conflict.
The nearest market center is Kimana and administratively Loitokitok town.
While there try and visit the upper catchment of Amboseli Eco-system.For more information contact Mihon Destination Management Services- Nairobi.
Fondest memory: The Kilimanjaro Springs and their importance to the livelihood of wildlife in Amboseli Eco-system.
Seems all the animals are heathy. From what we can see. Must be tough, the land
seems so barren!
Fondest memory: MANY ANIMALS ALL SPREAD OUT!
Dusty beasts, and Muddy Buffalos! Not sure
if this is and OX-PECKER! But, it looks like it's trying to make a deal with the BUFFALO
to pick it's TICS!
Fondest memory: ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP!
Not a good-looking animal. But, they have to be here. They clean the grounds! Make funny
sounds at NIGHT!!
Fondest memory: MANY
My first seeing this. The way the IVORY crosses over each other. The IVORY are really teeth. So, I have to call them BUCK-TEETH! Have no idea why they get this way!
Fondest memory: ELEPHANTS
It's just starting to get hot in OCT! All the animals depend on the swamp! BIG & SMALL! Obsevation Hill in the back!
Fondest memory: ELEPHANTS!
Or is he letting us know he sees us! He's watching us alright! This is one of my favorite
pics from AMBOSELI! Trying to find out it's name!
Fondest memory: ELEPHANTS