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No longer king of the jungle: Claire Foottit joins projects to help endangered lions survive.

"SITTING on the giant, bleached ochre boulders of Nongiyiaa kopje, we could almost be on Pride Rock, home of Simba in The Lion King.."

Full article: http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,19909-1488720,00.html

 

Wildlife at heart: Kenya's rich natural and cultural heritage - as well as its safaris and beaches - is now attracting travellers who want a holiday where meeting the people is as important as the scenery.

"This is where the lion slept last night," says my Maasai guide, Amos, pointing to three large patches of flattened grass with his spear. I scan the rocky outcrop, feeling a tingling of the spine as my senses instinctively sharpen, keenly alert to the sights and sounds of the African bush. Momentarily nervous at the thought of meeting the lions, which have long disappeared, I soon relax again to savour the magnitude of the wilderness - expansive Mara plains dappled in early morning sunshine, with a gentle breeze rippling through the long grass and distant views into Tanzania….."

From The Observer supplement on Responsible Travel 2004;

full article> http://www.responsibletravel.com/ImagesClient/final%20Kenya.pdf
 
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