Today is a wonderful day. We spent most of the time in game drive.
Last night I learned how to take stars photo outside my room in the lodge. I managed to take some satisfactory photos. (I think they’re good!)
I woke up at 5.30am, as the gathering time was 6.30am. I had a relaxing breakfast with my roommate (friend) Sharpay. We enjoyed the river view and we saw a crocodile when having breafast.
After we had a short and simple breakfast, we started our morning game drive. It was surprising to see a group of wild dog. My tutor Dr. Pang and John told us, it is difficult to see wild dogs. The last time John saw wild dogs was five years ago. They are endangered. We also saw the wild dogs tracing an animal. After a few seconds, the animal was caught and tore by them. What a shocking scene! Yesterday, I saw a lion lying on the grass. Today, I was its family and there were four individuals in total. One of them was having its meal although we didn’t how what the prey was. We can see love and care between parents and sons and daughters in animals apart from human. The baby lion acted like a spoiled child
We returned to the lodge at around 9.00am..
At noon, we visited a indigenous village. The locals’ costumes were very colorful and they looked joyful. They welcomed us enthusiastically. The boys of purr group had a high jump competition with the native men and boys. I danced with the native and sang with them. We visited their house. The houses are made by the natives themselves. They also showered us house to make fire with the natural resources. Last but not lease, they showed us their accessaries to us to buy. However, the prices were very high and I couldn’t afford to them.
In fact, I think this culture visit is not natural enough. t is a commercial activity between the natives and the visitors.The visitors spend money in the village, therefore the natives can have a better life.
In the afternoon, we had the last game drive in Samburu. At the beginning, John drove the van very slowly to let us to enjoy the bird-watching. However, we wanted to see more large mammals. We managed to see three leopards today. Although two of them were so far away, the last one was quite close to us. Thanks John to give us such a great drive.
I enjoyed the time in Samburu. I saws lot of hornbills, that are my favorite birds. I want to see more different hornbills and mammals. I hope I can see more animals in our next destination, Ol Pejeta Conservancy!
It was raining here!