Today was a travel day. Up early and on the road from Amboseli National Park to Tarangire National Park. This 1,100 square mile park is best known for it’s Baobab trees and the high density of elephants. With over 500 species of birds, it is also a bird enthusiasts wonderland.
Overall, it was a very long day of traveling by Land Cruiser with no A/C, seemingly hitting every bump in the dirt roads we were traveling. By the time we got to our destination, we were all hot and tired. Then, when we got there, no internet! Whoa our 1st world problems.
We decided to freshen up and meet the rest of the group for happy hour up on the deck. Since our tented camp sat right on the edge of the park, and there were no fences to keep wildlife out, all are free to roam. As we sat there sipping our drinks, off in the distance was a herd of 10 elephants heading our direction. It wasn’t long before they were at the watering hole in front of us, not more than 50 yards away. Watching these majestic mammals drink and interact with each other so closely was completely mesmerizing. They remained there for nearly 30 minutes. They left shortly before dinner, but were replaced by a herd of Zebra right before dusk.
It is amazing how this land can take a boring, hot day and turn it into something you only see in the movies.
Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.