Les Éléphants

Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit the Deux Balés National Park. Thought to contain an elephant population of around 400 this 80,000 acre park is located on the outskirts of Boromo. Situated near the entranace to the park is the Campement du Kaïcedra.  This campement is an excellent spot for catching the elephants while they drink & bath. On Saturday afternoon we arrived at Kaïcedra just in time to catch a quick glimpse of a number of elephants before they all disappeared for the day. On Sunday morning we were luckier and between 9 and 12 there was a constant stream of elephants (mothers, babies & protective fathers) arriving at the watering hole.

During our visit we stayed at Sama Camp in Boromo. This is a really well run place with extremely accommodating hosts, great food and clean basic ventilated accommodation. For anyone looking for accommodation in the area I highly recommend it.

Here are some of my photos of the visit. I also took a couple of videos but unfortunately I am unable to upload them at the moment due to my slow internet connection.


4 responses to “Les Éléphants

  1. Louise-Marie, ta mère

    Bonjour Mélissa,
    MERCI pour ces belles photos. Et tout ce que tu racontes… SUPER! J’apprécie tout! A bientôt.

  2. Loved the photos of the elephants! You’re so close and it’s great to be able to see a whole family interacting in a natural setting.

    • Yes, it was a pretty amazing experience one of my top to date. There was one moment when the males started making a lot of loud noise and crossed the river and headed our way just to let us know they did not want us near their little ones. So we all retreated back further into the trees for a while after that as they really are big, powerful wild animals 🙂

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