There is a lot of ear flapping. Trunks continually pull down leaves, bringing food to their mouths. They use their front feet to kick and loosen the grass, which they eat. With their trunks they throw mud or dirt all over their body as a form of sun protection, which gives the Samburu elephants a distinct reddish brown color. And in the middle of it all we feel like the luckiest people on Earth. This is what dreams are made of. I have loved Elephants forever and being this close to such friendly elephants in their natural habitat is simply an astounding experience.
The tents are beautifully decorated and hung under thatched roofs with mud walls semi-enclosing the tent and the private open-air bathrooms. Warm water is filled into the buckets in the bathroom to create a eco-freindly yet luxurious safari shower.-