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No more orphans…

Off in the distance some figures in bright green coats and crumpled safari hats were calling out names in high, shrilling tone: ‘Kitirua’, ‘Alamaya’, ‘Reo’ ‘Lasayen’ and slowly one by one, baby elephants emerge out of the bushes in a single line, trolling and trumpeting, but never forgetting to follow their keepers – a straggled procession of brown faced eager elephant orphans, flapping their ears, wearing a hypnotic grace and fiddling with their curious long trunks. 766 more words

Destinations

Found the most beautiful place I have ever been to.

The past days have been incredible. The very alone Christmas was not as lonely as I had thought it might be, the Kilimanjaro was more visible than the days before, and the second National Park is breathtaking. 213 more words

Traveling

The World Lost Two Magnificent Elephants in 2014

May 30: Satao, 45-46: One of Africa’s last ‘great tuskers,’ Satao had tusks weighing over 100 pounds. He was found poisoned to death by poachers in Kenya. 419 more words

The Loss of Satao

Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory

SATAO

National Geographic has written about ‘Kenya’s most adored elephant’. This is a sad month for Tsavo National Park. 60 more words

Africa

Satao, one of Africa's largest elephants, killed by poachers for ivory tusks weighing more than 45 kg

One of Africa’s last “great tuskers,” elephants with ivory weighing more than 45 kilograms, has been poisoned by poachers in Kenya.

The bull, named Satao, and likely to have been born in the late 1960s, succumbed to wounds from poison darts in a remote corner of Tsavo National Park, where he had migrated to find fresh water after recent storms. 550 more words

News

Driving from Nairobi to Mombasa

The drive between Nairobi and Mombasa is beautiful. With the exception of a few small towns and mud hut villages, the views consist mainly of vast expanses of savannah with mountains in the distance. 79 more words

Kenya

The Red Giants of Tsavo

As a teenager I watched the story of the Ghost and the Darkness and the mysticism of Tsavo made it a dream destination for me. I wanted my eye to witness the land of the famous man-eating lions responsible for over 130 human lives and I was really looking forward to my visit to one of East Africa’s oldest, largest and most prominent wildlife strongholds. 420 more words

Wildlife