|My first Dung Beetle! It is something that I had seen depicted so many times on National Geographic etc... that to see it in person was strangely exciting.|
|That's right folks; no fences...at all!|
Crecent Island is a little crooked finger that sticks out into Lake Naivasha. You can drive onto the island (it is separated from land only by a swamp.) The island is protected land for the animals who live there including many of the most spectacular species in Africa, but not including any dangerous predators. Therefore, it is safe for people to roam around with the animals in a way that would not be possible where there might be lions or even elephant. We were all very impressed by this experience. My favorite was the baby giraffe who was reportedly less than 24 hours old! We got to catch a little glimps of it close to it's very nervous mother. There were two other baby giraffes who were less than a year old roaming nearby.
|wildebeests facing off|