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On the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro - A Samburu Safari


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In true Blue Peter tradition, here is one I prepared earlier.

 

I really like the interaction that arises when trip reports are posted bit by bit.

The story unfolds in a chronological way and we all get the chance to share the suspense of wondering what will come next.

 

Unfortunately because I have to write my reports for my own site and others, I need to post them as a complete report. Well, I don't NEED to, but I have found that if I do not do it this way I struggle to find the time.

So, excuses set out, here is a report from my trip to Samburu a short while ago.

 

@@samburumags @@madaboutcheetah - this one is for you

 

On the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro - A Samburu Safari

 

Although this is posted as a complete trip report I am more than happy to respond to any queries it may stir up.

 

 

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OK, you're right, I'll tease

 

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Lovely read, @@Soukous.

 

Going by some of the more recent TRs, cheetah (along with dogs) seem to be making a little bit if a comeback in Kenya? At least in the northern reserves and in the Amboseli area?

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madaboutcheetah

@@Soukous - Thanks so much!!! Lovely report and images in that link - You really have me extending my long list of destinations to try out.....

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Lovely read, @@Soukous.

 

Going by some of the more recent TRs, cheetah (along with dogs) seem to be making a little bit if a comeback in Kenya? At least in the northern reserves and in the Amboseli area?

 

I wish they were @@Sangeeta but as far as cheetahs go there are still not many of them around and they are incredibly vulnerable, especially as tourism numbers grow.

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A nice report and good images.

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A horrible cold wet day here in UK, meetings cancelled, so I took the opportunity to go back and look through some of the photos I took in Samburu earlier this year.

 

I need to practice my PP skills which are seriously lacking so I decided to process and post a few more images that didn't make it into the trip report.

 

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love the shape of this acacia with the weavers nests

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a Black Bellied Bustard

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and now for a few more cheetah pics

 

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Hi @@Soukous, great TR. I really enjoyed reading about it from your perspective.

 

Like you I enjoyed my stay at Elephant bedroom Camp in July. We had the same problem with Sam, the young Bull Elephant, even being chased up the path by him one day after he crashed through the fence by the cooks tent. I think he may be a problem in the not too distant future!

 

We also struggled to see the Grevy's, seeing only 2 during our 3 night stay; we were bitterly disappointed!!! But Samburu is such an awesome place and we were very lucky to see Lion, Leopard and Cheetah there, so I can't really complain about the lack of Grevy's.

 

We also struggled to find male Somali Ostriches during this stay!

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