Our Elephant Friends

Bas Rosenkamp & Suzanne Scheffer
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July 15, 2014
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Siwandu

As everyone knows - we absolutely adore our elephant at Selous Safari Company and with poaching numbers receeding at a dramatic rate in Selous Game Reserve, they can begin to feel safe again.  We are delighted that Mr Kibonde, Chief Warden in Selous and the team at the Wildlife Division have had such success so far - long may it continue!  So for the past four nights its been lovely to have a visiting elephant - he's enjoyed sleeping between the tents at North Camp - while guests enjoy his snuffling and snoring during the evenings!  But last night he slept at the North Camp Mess entrance and when the camp woke up to prepare early morning coffee & teas he was found on the ground, fast asleep with his legs crossed - not a care in the world! 

 As the one of our guests woke up and got ready for their 6.30am game drive, the young bull elephant was woken from his deep slumber and decided to hunt out some breakfast.  At the front of the Mess we have Borassus Palm Trees which carry bright red fruit and he thought those would make the perfect meal!  So he started munching as guests and staff watched on from the deck - the young bull was so relaxed and at ease it was wonderful to see and with the trees holding plenty of his favourite fruit we expect him to hang around a while for more grub! 

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