One of the many lovely things about being on safari is meeting and connecting with different cultures. During their stay at The Safari Collection’s Sasaab Camp, the group spent quality time with the Samburu by visiting their village, participating in dances, playing American football (soccer) and enjoying getting to know each other. The children especially connected with the Samburu with leisurely strolls up and down the Ewaso Nyiro river.
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Eyewitness account from Babette while on safari at Rekero.
“Quite breathtaking watching these 2 lionesses stalk and sneak up ever closer to this unsuspecting warthog…he woke up at the last minute and managed to escape just in time!”
The group is now at Sasaab and spent the afternoon at a nearby Samburu village. The children and adults visited their homes, played with the local children and the women danced.
Read Africa Call’s client Ocean Dry recount her visit to the village:
“This afternoon we went to a Samburu village close to our camp. The women greeted us with a welcome song and invited all the other women to join in the dancing and singing. They even had us try on their head necklaces while we danced. These beautiful multi-generational women all warmly welcomed us. We were able to explore their homes and learn all about their way of life. Fascinating, intense and amazing. The Samburu children were friendly and eager to play with our kids. They also loved having their picture taken.”
Babette and Christina’s group of 18 arrived in Kenya and are enjoying interacting with the giraffes at The Safari Collection‘s Giraffe Manor and visiting the baby elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphan Trust. The group learned about the 28 orphaned elephants the staff care for 24 hours a day.
Read more from Africa Call’s client, Ocean Dry:
‘Today we went to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and witnessed the staff feeding and play time for the 28 orphans they take care of there. Amazing and sad at the same time. The babies are fed every 3 hours 24 hours a day. The keepers stay with them 24 hours a day and even sleep in a bunk in their stall at night.”
Enjoy Babette’s firsthand account of the zebra wildebeest migration from the Masai Mara. She is currently on the Tanzania/Kenya border at Sala’s Camp and is witnessing between 100,000 to 200,000 animals crossing the sand river!
“The zebra generally come in before the wildebeest and eat the long grass. The latter then come in and crop it short. We came across a huge group of thousands of zebra crossing a small river, and it was such a sight. I understand why they are called a dazzle of zebra. The mingling and merging of masses of stripes indeed dazzles both the imagination and the mind!”