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Masai protecting you in tented camps

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I always thought it was nice to have someone walk you to your tent and keep an eye out on you at night just in case... but always wondered a bit what 1 person could do with just a stick against the wild animals that walk through camp.

Well.. I must say I now experienced how the masai handle an elephant that wanted to get a bit to close;
Last day in Mdonya Old River Camp and we were just about to leave for an early gamedrive (6:30), but there were 3 elephants ravaging about near the car. Not to close so I jumped in the open vehicle to get settled, but then 1 elephant stepped closer with ears out in front of the car. Then I had the pleasure to witness the 'power' of the masai;
He just kept staring at the elephant, and when the elephant wanted to move even closer he simply raised his stick and the elephant immediately backed off!

Really impressive to experience the control and calmness of the masai in this situation.
Got a movieclip of it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXtoOE7-3bc

(trip report and photo's will follow over the weekend ;) )

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