Day out with elephants at Tsavo East

Elephants in Galana River outside the Galana Crocodile Camp in Kilifi as a crocodile enjoys sunshine. Tsavo National Park has become one of the most popular places on the Kenya tourist circuit – and it is increasingly popular with local families. PHOTO | NJERI RUGENE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Where we were staying there were a couple of small water holes, and the animals came to us. At breakfast one morning a lesser kudu (what an undeserved name for such a graceful animal?) did a stately walk across the grass. In the evening, a couple of jackals made a futile dash after a flock of guinea fowl.   
  • Tsavo National Park is open daily for visitors at 11am. It has become one of the most popular places on the Kenya tourist circuit – and it is increasingly popular with local families. 

Look out,” Jan yelled. I turned, just in time to jump sideways to avoid a young elephant on a determined trot to the waterhole where his friends were enjoying a communal mud bath. 

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