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Our Days in Samburu

November 7, 2019

Wildlife in Samburu was abundant. Pre-dawn excursions offered beautiful light. We would typically jump into the vehicles before the sun came up, chase some animals, and stop between 9 and 10 to have our breakfast in the bush. By 11 we were back at the lodge for lunch and a rest before heading out again around 4 p.m. to catch wildlife during the golden hour.

One animal new to me was the gerenuk, aka the giraffe gazelle, for obvious reasons. It’s remarkable how they delicately eat the tender leaves and leave the nasty thorns behind.

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The river running through the preserve was a rich source of activity, including a sighting of wild dogs who apparently haven’t been seen here in over seven years. Their manic racing made it extremely difficult to capture focused images.

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And then there were the scores of guinea hens with their remarkable blue plumage and polka dotted undercarriage scurrying across the road… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we saw Rothschild’s giraffes in the wild. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Grevy’s zebras continued to fascinate us, as we followed their peregrinations and antics. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Next up: Lake Nakuru.

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment
  1. You can see the motion in the dog photos! Their ears are huge and probably help them to survive. The gerenuks are beautiful!

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