Place all to yourself, very wild, no baby-sitters!
None - i love Tsavo
A place to learn from the animals
This is a crystal clear spring which runs all year round from the ice meltwater from the Great Rift Valley. It is easy to see why it is popular, you can get good views of the hippo both on top and underneath the water. There is a submarine viewing tank built by the British Army in 1949 where you can see hippo underwater as well as the large fish...more
We leave our lodge at about 7 AM this morning and by 8:30AM we arrive at Mzima Springs . This is where the man-eating lions once roamed. Although human beings can be attacked by many kinds of animals, man-eaters are those that have incorporated human flesh into their usual diet. The Tsavo maneaters were a pair of notorious lions responsible for the...more
Next we see some rather grubby looking elephants who cooled themselves by rolling in red mud. Samuwell points out the senior member of the group who he estimated to be in his 50’s . There was also a very young one with the group ,only a few weeks old.All is well in our Animal World now!!more
In the end our best animal viewing today is from our lodge deck . We love watching the group of elephants strolling in from the dark of night for a drink at the pond . Just before dinner the staff at the lodge hand meat which never fails to attract cheetah . We waited quite a while but sure enough around 10PM one showed up .We also saw some pretty...more
At 4PM we take our second game drive to the rhino sanctuary. We are disappointed however as we see none. The whole area is extremely dry and the animals are not around much at all. We do get a good look at an eagle at work catching his evening meal.We alos have the best look yet at some Ostrich. They are truly an incredible sight!more
Our drive from Nairobi only took a couple of hours and we arrive at Tsavo West through the Manyani Gate. The animals prove to be a bit more elusive here than those in Tanzania . It is very dry but they manage to hide in the short shrubby trees . We are happy to see some giraffe . We’ve missed them already as we haven’t seen any in a week.more
"Mzima" also means "Alive", and why not? It is the source of water not just for the nearby areas but as far as Mombasa. The underground water gets filtered through the volcanic rocks of the Chyulu Hills and springs out into crystal clear pools favored by many hippopotamus & crocodiles.A hiking track makes it way from the parking area to the springs...more
A big group of baboons walked on the road and we had to stop our vehicle instead. These primates are daring creatures because they can be seen near the lodges without worrying about the human beings. They can be quite aggressive but they have a very close family unit, choosing to stay with each other for life. It was cute to see the baby baboon...more
Grant's Gazelle or Swala Granti was named after the Scottish botanist James Augustus Grant who spent many years in Africa trying to find the source of the Nile. Grant's Gazelle can be seen together with the Thomson Gazelle and you might be confused between them. Grant's Gazelle is a little bigger than the Thomson Gazelle and distinguished by the...more
There was a family of hippopotamus happily settled & playing in the pools of Mzima Springs. These creatures may look cute & cuddly, resembling pigs in the water, but they can be lethal. The number of human deaths in Africa by hippos exceed those of crocodiles so be careful. They will not attack unless provoked or intimidatedThey normally leave the...more
We take it for granted that just because we can see the elephants walking in the game park that they are doing fine. I saw a small family of elephants walking behind the bush while I was in Tsavo West. They are really special creatures because they're highly intelligent and sensitive when it comes to family. Sad to say that there are cases where...more
You can't stay up late at night because the game drives start very early. However, from my balcony I spent the evening having a few drinks on my balcony and watching the animals coming to drink at the waterhole. This is when the real action comes alive because the animals are more active during this time. I saw hundred of wildebeest marching into...more
With this being the African bush, nightlife is limited to what is laid on in the lodge. There are no local bars you can wander along to, or a promenade where you can go for an evening stroll. Most lodges have a bar, but as game drives tend to start very early in the morning, most people don't stay up late.Bgulia Lodge laid on its own night time...more
Do you see the YELLOW-WHITE TREE in theback ground? Just beyond the camp line!The ELEPHANTS did that at night! Did I mention we had a lone LION also near by!He started at one end of the camp ground. By about 4am, he must have crossed paths with the ELEPHANTS! Becasue, the ELEPHANTS LET OUT A GOOD TRUMPET!!GREAT STUFF!!!!!Time to say...more
This guy, HAPPY, CALM and NO FEAR!
Will do anything to please you! So, your SAFARI is the best!
A good branch comes in handy to clean the tooth! Maybe it hurts a bit with a fight this
MALE IMPALA had with another MALE IMPALA!
The broken HORN!! Hope the female was worth it!
As tempting as it is to dip your weary feet or take a dip in the crystal clear waters in Mzima Springs, you have to remember that the cool calm water is rather deceptive. The pools are inhabitated not only by thousands of fishes but also huge hippopotamus & crocodiles, and they will attack when they feel threatened. Or in the croc's case, when it's...more
To prevent whatever risks....we took a military escort for most part of our visit at the Tsavo. The safari's been wonderful but at the same time we had to be careful.....(we know very well africa's problems) infact we've been told that long time ago a group of tourists have been attacked by a group of bandits.....so we took our precaution! But...more
Backpacks are the best. The luggage is thrown in the back of an open jeep between lodges and ends up beng covered in dust . You need something compact and durable. We took lightweight travel pants, hats and shirts. No formal clothes needed here. Light jackets are good as the safaris start early and it can be chilly. Take lots of plastic bags they...more
A small to medium size bag is preferred because you'll have to lug the thing around from one safari park to the next. I also carried to backpack for extra stuff Be prepared for all weather, be it extreme heat, cold mornings and wet seasons. A pair of comfortable walking shoes, a light jacket, hat & cotton clothes are best. I've seen people going...more
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Not what I wanted to see! A tiny family veryscared we were near by. We stayed very quiettrying to see what they were doing! What we saw, how they were acting makes me SAD!!Also VERY ANGRY at what man has done here. They need a T-LOGUE! I will say: The little ones, would you believe they were reallycrouching down trying to hide! Needless tosay. We...more
Game-drives ! The colors and landscape are so beautiful.Allthough the animals are a bit more "hard to find"in Tsavo, you get a feeling of beeing almost alone with the nature in Tsavo - There are not alot of safari veichles on the roads - and that makes your Game-drives more piecefull ,and exiting.You may very often be the first to watch the animals...more