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“Beware of scorching tropical sun” - Sham

Meet the “man-eaters” of Tsavo

Sham
Views: 625 Visited: Feb 2013 Reviewed: May 12, 2013

An early morning drive from Kenya’s capital Nairobi, saw us in the Tsavo National Park. Prior to our visit, we had been told stories of the ‘man eating’ lions of the Tsavo, dating back to the colonial period, during which foreigners were constructing a railway line across the park. In my wildest dreams, I was not prepared for the rugged terrain within the park, and the scorching tropical sun is not something one would love to experience on a daily basis. Nevertheless, we were all psyched up to see the big five in the Tsavo. It is in the Tsavo that I got my first chance to ascend a cliff in the wilderness, and the huge baobab trees at a distance and crisp clear springs within the park makes the experience breathtaking. The Tsavo East Park has a designated place for the most daring although it is mostly closed to the public, and I never dared step foot into that region. Even with the unbearable sun, I had managed to see four out of Africa’s big five all in one place.

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