On Boxing morning we again woke to pouring rain and made our way from Amboseli to Tsavo
which is Kenya's largest wildlife strong hold,new species of mammal seen were Burchell's Zebra,
We found a number of Elephant pelvic bones indicating poaching activity.
Shitani where some 50 million gallons of water gush out daily from a lava ridge.
showed well on a rocky outcrop.
you could count the hairs on their eyebrows.
banks,while Crocodiles lazed in the shallows.
Whispering Palms, I added the ubiqutous House Crow to my list along with a number of Palearctic
waders on the beach.
century still shows portions of the Great Mosque. Disused wells held the uncommon Mottle throated
Spinetail nests,Sykes monkeys and a Palm nut Vulture were a surprise.
On the road again to Samburu ,on route we saw the Somali race of Ostrich and three species of
Stork including the rare Eurpean Black Stork in it's wintering grounds along with Golden breasted Starling.Near the Galana river we recorded Nyanza swift and further onnear Ikuthe an Abyssinian
On the 30th we slept in the bush that evening on a goat trail in an Acacia copse.This was not a proper
camp site and we were all a little apprehensive.
The following morning a tribesman came through the camp site with his goats and before breakfast I
On the road again and finally we arrived at Samburu at 19.00 hrs,we camped near the Uaso Nuyiro
evening.We were tired from travelling but wanted to be ready for an early morning game drive.
It was New Years Day January 1984 we woke up early,after a quick breakfast we se off, a Goliath
managed to show of it's special mammals,Reticulated Giraffes necks entwined in courtship ritual
for the camera.
Vulturine Guinea fowls,also the superb Grevy's Zebra showed well.
billed Hornbill,Speckled Pigeon, and Superb Starlings.
an offshoot of the Masai performed well for the camera.
Michael Jackson it rather took the ethnic edge off the tribe.But we thoroughly enjoyed
these wonderful days and nights in Samburu,last thing Bat Hawks were hunting along the river
for nocturnal prey.
Springs,here some people had a swim, on the dry sandy soil I found a Cream coloured Courser.