environment by constantly moving on? Pollan told us that there is another similarly
sized herd that lives in this area and they too constantly migrate between water and
food sources. They had pushed on in another direction about two days before we
arrived and we were told that unless we stayed about 4 days, we would not see them.
By the same token, if other guests arrived on this day or in the next 2-3 days, they would
not see the herd we were lucky enough to observe.
Since the Elephant Camp was the only spot where we had a chance of seeing the
desert adapted lions, we were disappointed but not surprised when we were told
that there are currently no lions in this area due to poaching and to normal migratory
patterns of the prey species which the lions follow. But that’s the way it is when you
come to see animals in their own environments - it is not a zoo and the animals are
free to be wherever they want to be! Safaris are more exciting that way - it’s like a hunt
And we were fortunate to see other animals as we searched for the elephants. In the cool
of the mornings, creatures were out and about.
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