Game Drive in Amboseli. July 20, 2017

After lunch we got in our vehicle to begin out game drive. Amboseli is in the southern part of Kenya.  It is known for its dusty savannah and swampland. It is known for its many large elephants. Except for the picture above and the video at the end of the post these pictures were all taken by Collin, our daughter’s boy friend.  We were not disappointed.  In the afternoon the elephants would move from the swamp where they spent their day, and cover themselves with dirt.  The babies were so cute.  The mothers always tried to keep the young near their feet and away from the vehicles filled with snapping cameras laden tourists.  Some times the young elephants would wrestle each other. Slapping ears and tusks.  We saw wildebeest, but no big herds like we were anticipating later in the trip when we would visit the Masai Mara, and hopefully see the Great Migration.  The Great Migration was said to be late this year, so we were hoping it would start soon. We saw lots of Cape Buffalo.  A very mean looking animal.  Older males were called Retired Generals.  You didn’t want to mess with them!Lots of Giraffe were out and about.  We were lucky enough to see a young male lion.  He had been in many fights and his face had lots of scars.  His right lower front leg was injured and the poor guy had a noticeable limp.  ​Sorry about the way the video ended. Operator error!