|After our work was complete in Meru, we drove the five hours back to Nairobi. We headed out at 6am to watch Nairobi National Park wake up (this is also where the movie Out of Africa was filmed). Lucky for us, we had an awesome guide (our driver for all of our field visits this week) who knew exactly where to look for animals. We passed other drivers along the way who said they hadn’t spotted anything yet. We saw baboons, rhino, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, antelope, crocodile, secretary bird, vulture, quail, warthog, rock herix and ostrich.|
The elephants pictured above were at our second destination, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is an orphanage for elephants who have lost their mothers to ivory poachers. The elephants stay there until they are three, usually, and they work on getting them stronger and releasing them back into the wild. It was quite humbling to see so many magnificent animals in the wild. The baby elephants playing the mud hole was probably the best, enjoy!