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COSMIC RHINO

Lewa conservancy and safari camp a place of the heart and soul

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1 hour ago, Marks said:

Tremendous capture of the zebras grappling with each other!

 

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On August 2, 2017 at 1:52 AM, COSMIC RHINO said:

I was sitting on a lovely barkless tree ,no mention was made of a rubbing post

 

 

Oops - sorry Old Bean, did not mean to misinform...

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Here are some more photos I converted for @COSMIC RHINO.

 

First some White Rhino mud bath photos, followed by one using a rubbing post while another waits.

 

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Here are some photos of a White Rhino mother and calf, with a Plains Zebra in one of the photos.   The last photo is of a While Rhino with a large rear horn.   I wonder how common that is?

 

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in a larger rhino population , horn patterns can be varied , I prefer to say not too much about this on security grounds

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Lewa is the place I keep on coming back too 

 

the animals are so relaxed  and well looked  after

 

the way the land has been looked  after fills me with admiration

 

the guides , the 4 I have had are great

 

I keep on going back to the same place with the great packed breakfast including that the morning activity is around 5 1/2  to 6 hours and the generous vehicle allocation

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The vehicles are Land Cruiser  utility/pickup with a canvas roof added to keep out the rain and the wind from the back

 

there are wooden carpenter made steps in camp to assist people getting in and out of the vehicle 

 

the tents have a single UK plug for recharging things in the bathroom , if you need more  bring  a triangular  double adapter  

 

if you need to recharge a laptop do it in the lounge , there is not enough space around the hand basin to balance the computer

 

if you have a USB  charger take it to the bar

 

I keep on coming back to this delightful sacred reserve , going to areas familiar and sometimes new

 

there are different things to be seen every day

 

the place is not cheap , a small number of visitors make a big contribution to the reserve's substantial  budget

 

this year I get to see important processes , mud wallowing animals smother the insects in it, rub it of then let it dry for sun protection

 

everything is not according to book , I have never seen mention of a mother rhino rub dried mud of against a larger calf

 

well there is a PH D qualified research scientist here, he obviously has not told the rhinos that they should be mute ,or perhaps he does not speak rhino well enough or has the wrong dialect 

 

I witness a bossy territorial male white rhino  calling out to 2 females each with a calf not ready to leave yet , after a while I think of him as the crooner, his plantative  plea  are you in the mood for love

 

both say nothing and walk of as looking after a calf is a very important job

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