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Post  Laikipia on Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:08 pm



Wonky tusk and Wellington - a short clip of the wonderful eles at Mfuwe Lodge who visit regularly to eat the mangoes.

One of the most magical things I have ever seen, eles walking through reception.

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:11 pm

WOW Thats some awesome fellow guests you had LP. That must have been so exciteing to see. You can really tell which one's Wonky Tusk
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Post  littlewid on Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:15 pm

How lovely was that Lai Pai. It must be so amazing to have them wandering around reception, a real magical moment. His tusk really is wonky isn't it, I wonder how come it's growing that way round.

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Post  Doogs on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:37 pm

What an amazing clip LP, thanx cheers

The Elephant behind just look so, chilled, relaxed and at home there, it's wonderful
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Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:12 pm

That is just brilliant LP. Imagine getting up having breakfast and going through reception for your game drive to have and elephant standing looking at you.

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Post  Doogs on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:16 pm

Were you able/allowed to touch them or did you leave them be ? Elephant behind
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:26 pm

No as they are wild - very important to respect that. When they came through we ran behind the reception desk or into the main lounge bit, my photos will show just how close. One knock with their trunk and you are in trouble, so a lot of respect and no quick moves. Once they are walking through the main reception you stand still and keep quiet.

A guy called Nathan is doing a film on them called 'The elephant who came to dinner' we've seen what he's filmed so far and when he's finished he's hoping to get the BBC or someone to buy it. It was magical and really worth seeing.

The first morning SM I didnt have my camera out of the bag, let alone a lens on it, so I just watched, the next time I was READY !! It was 5.30am and I was scratch

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Post  Doogs on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:29 pm

I did think that would be the case but just wondered. Must have been amazing being so close to them Cool

Ooooh I hope someone buys Nahtan's film so we can all see it, sounds brilliant cheers
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:34 pm

I'll let you know, I've just heard they are hoping to run another safari next year ............. I feel another holiday coming on

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Post  Doogs on Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:37 pm

oooh yo are awful, but I do like you Wink You obviously had a great time that you're thinking about going back
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:38 pm

You know how it is Doogs - and I seem to remember the very moment you got back from the Mara you were planning your next trip Laughing

We've no concrete plans for 2012 - just that we'd like to go to Kenya ............... Zambia .................. Botswana ............... well somewhere in Africa !

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:03 pm

Oh wow! That is just amazing. what a wonderful experience to be able to see that :) and wonky tusk is definitely wonky!! Very Happy

Lai Pai, you are going to be all over the place in 2012 Very Happy
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:08 pm

I know Anne-Marie, I am wondering how to tell Pete Laughing

Just going to try and post some Wonky and her family under the WAA camera thread.


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Post  Doogs on Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:01 pm

I'm sure Pete will be just fine with your plans LP Wink Cool Very Happy
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Post  Safari Maiden on Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:28 pm

Always would have liked to go to Congo/Uganda to see the mountain gorillas. Just dont think I could make the climb, but on my wish list anyway.

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Post  Doogs on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:01 pm

Same here SM - would just love to see Gorilla's not in the Mist but in the Wild Very Happy
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:35 am

Another clip of the eles at Mfuwe Lodge. I could watch this all day Very Happy you can also see the Monitor Lizard on the grass.





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Post  whitestarling on Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:38 am

That is truly fantastic Lai just showed Mrs S we would both so love to be there, and see that in real life, had to watch it twice to see the monitor was so enthralled by the scene

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Post  Laikipia on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:31 am

Glad you both enjoyed it WS - it's a wonderful place to visit and just amazing to see those eles passing through in such a relaxed way. Pleased you spotted the Monitor Lizard, he was happily doing his own thing!

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