OCTOBER 2009: SASAAB TREATS KENYAN KIDS TO FIRST VIEW OF LIONS AND A LEOPARD

Report from Northern Kenya by volunteer Shivani Bhalla:

"Yesterday, I took 11 school kids on safari from Lpus Leluai Primary School in Kenya’s West Gate. Tony and Ali from nearby Sasaab Lodge kindly arranged for their car and guide, Innocent, for the safari. It was a great few hours and the kids were sooo lucky. We saw lions and a leopard which had not been seen in days. Out of the 11 kids, 8 had never seen either a lion or a leopard before. We taught them about birds and antelope and of course, the big cats. We ended at the Buffalo Springs View Point where I got them milk and biscuits, and we discussed what we had seen and learned.

"The kids had 4 KKOS cameras to use, taking some great photos after only a short training session! I have attached their best photos plus group photos.

"One recommendation I have for the future when the program has donations coming through – is to purchase some small binoculars for the kids. I personally believe that at times the kids get so carried away with taking photos – because they’ve never used a camera – that they actually forget to watch the animal itself. Yesterday, I had to pull away the cameras from them and gave them binoculars where they could actually watch."



Westgate Kids Taking Pictures for the first time!







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