Friends of Tsavo

TSAVO FRIENDS

Hurray, Tsavo East back to life

Good news from savannah for the starting of the high season

14-11-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

Finally the rain has arrived, the animals come out of their torpor and after the disastrous drought it is now great party for everyone.
And life begins to return.
Just a few weeks ago...

KWS

Digital fingerprints to discover poachers in Kenya

New method, can revelate ivory up to 28 days after handling

12-10-2017 by redazione

The Kenya Wildlife Service has been rediscovering poachers with a new detector since the last few days.
It is a kit to identify fingerprints of fingers that came into contact with ivory up to 28 days after handling. 

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Water! When wildlife enjoy in Tsavo East

Friends of Tsavo shoot fantastic pics of animals drinking from a broken pipeline

20-09-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

The sudden bursting of a pipe in Tsavo was enough, and for the animals, which were tested by drought, it was a great feast.
The Tsavo East is still in emergency drought and while on the coast the predictions give insistent rain and in large quantities, probably the park will only marginally benefit from all this goodness.

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From Tsavo to Ngorongoro, curiosity and comparisons

In the tanzanian park to see what Kenya can learn from it

10-09-2017 by Adriano Ghirardello

There's always a desire in me to deal with wild reality across the border, if only to learn how others are organized and how much could be improved in the reality of parks in Kenya, especially in Tsavo East. 
We could call it "an out-of-door trip" for the Friends of Tsavo: two thousand km between return, with our car, through Tanzania to the Cratere di Ngorongoro, visited after ten years, when still my curiosity was only as a tourist and not as HonoraryWarden of KWS. 

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TSAVO FRIENDS

14-08-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

It's almost 5 pm. We are in the center of Sheldrick waiting for the arrival of elephants who will soon receive milk from their baby bottle when a phone call tells us an elephant in distress.
"What happened?" We ask in unison.

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Drought goes on in Tsavo East Park

Weather forecast say no rain up to november

03-08-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

The savannah burns and the Tsavo East is now an expanse of reddish ground with clumps of grass and dried trees.
Arid and dusty herbs moved by the wind that raises an impalpable veil that sits everywhere.
A cloud of dust blurs the rearview mirror, dust that settles just a few minutes after our passage: but how long does it rain in Tsavo?

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AMBIENTE

30-07-2017 by redazione

Even Malindi has celebrated the Rangers World Day and confirmed the spirit of collaboration between the Kenya Wildlife Service and the town's foreign community.
In the presence of Senior Warden Jane Gitau, KWS met at the Malindi Marine Park, and before lunch with actual rangers, honoraries and employees, he focused on the work situation of recent months and how to improve on Protection of nature and animal species.

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WILDLIFE

More elephants in Kenya national parks

The growth is 15 per cent, last census says

23-06-2017 by redazione

Fighting against poaching and the international ivory ban are yielding their fruits: in three years the number of elephants in Kenya has increased almost 15 percent (14.7 for precision).
The announcement was made by the Kenya Wildlife Service, thanks to the census carried out last February in Tsavo's ecosystem (East and West), where nearly 90 percent of the elephants in the country reside, and other Kenyan reserves. It was the most impressive and modern census ever made in Kenya. In Maasai Mara the increase was up 72%.

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Tsavo Friends help a wounded lion

Evening adventure and morning operation at one leg

03-05-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

We are at Tsavo and along the River Circuit we notice three male lynxes, short and short mane, walking in a flat area dotted with low bushes. We know we are three brothers and one of them limply.
Walk for a few feet without leaning on the left front paw, then stops to sit, visibly overwhelmed by the pain.
Next to him is one of the brothers, the most thin and sneer, so that one can see the ribs of the chest cage and the bones of the hips.
He follows the wounded brother with the same slower pace as if to assist and comfort him while the third lion, in good health, is out in the open plain and begins to emit a low and dull recall.

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Tsavo East is suffering a lot for the drought

Herbivorous in danger, carnivores in advantage

18-04-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

Blue skies, white clouds, stifling heat and not a drop of water.
For too long the drought does not loosen his fierce grip and Tsavo, for those of us who had been missing for about two months, now appears a giant animal in hibernation that is consuming the last of his energy slowly, very sparingly, waiting for the long-awaited rain, the only oral rehydration therapy can work wonders.
Only some green area dotted here and there along the path of the Galana river, shady and precious places for animals during the day will take refuge to avoid the hottest hours of the day.

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11-04-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

The Friends of Tsavo are back in the classroom in the secondary school "Enrico Fermi" in the province of Varese to meet the boys who had participated in our "African lessons". The initiative promoted by the teachers to sensitize students to the problems of the African continent has achieved an important educational value. For many Africa means to recall children from pot belly and families afflicted by poverty and despair.
And this is the image that the media tend to communicate more frequently to appeal to the feelings of solidarity.

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Extraordinary sighting of wild dogs in Tsavo East

Four italian friends of Malindi where witnesses of the event

05-02-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

Sightings like these we have not seen for several years so that many professional guides say they have observed more herds of wild dogs to Tsavo East for decades.
 

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AMICI DELLO TSAVO

Wounded cheetah outside Tsavo died

Inexperienced tourists have delayed the rescue

14-01-2017 by Giovanna Grampa

Unfortunately this time we could not save one of the many wonderful animals that inhabit the savannah around Malindi.
After saving elephants fell into puddles and lions freed from the bonds placed as traps by poachers, the animal world has launched its SOS for a wounded cheetah.
 

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After the rain in Tsavo, wildlife enjoys

The kenian savana seen from above

18-12-2016 by Giovanna Grampa

Finally it came the rain after more than eight months of drought.
Tsavo was drying up day after day, forcing his animals to prolonged suffering in desperate search of food and water for their survival.
 

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ENVIRONMENT

Signboards in Tsavo East against offroads

An italian company sponsored the initiative with KWS

16-11-2016 by redazione

The Italian company of safaris "Bush Company", with KWS, sponsors the observance of the rules in Tsavo.
Last week in the Tsavo East the safari company by Camilla Frasca Caccia, only Italian professional guide certified "Silver" KPSGA, has completed the operation "OFF ROAD", 

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ITALY

Success for the italian lessons of Tsavo Friends

Students will raise funds to bring water to the wildlife

21-10-2016 by redazione

The Friends of Tsavo back in Italian schools to raise awareness among young people about the protection of the animals of the African reserves and to promote the good side of the Black Continent, the least publicized by the media but the most common and authentic, as well as easy to check with a holiday in Kenya.
 

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FRIENDS OF TSAVO

Another baby elephant rescued

Drought bring young animals in danger inside dams

21-09-2016 by Adriano Ghirardello

The savannah never ceases to give us great emotions.
An elephant of about three years has fallen into a puddle of Pipeline in Tsavo East, perhaps a victim of his own thirst. The drought continues to persist so relentless and elephants near water sources become more and more greedy and nervous.
And mothers often do not pay enough attention to their children.

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Tv actor Farnesi sponsor of Tsavo

"A trip with us, soon on Diva Donna Magazine"

12-09-2016 by Giovanna Grampa

Fans of TV series of Channel 5 will know as an interpreter of the Carabinieri, Centovetrine, The three roses of Eve, just to name a few. He is Roberto Farnesi, film and television actor, well known to the public, especially women.
And to his charms do not have certainly taken away some tourists present in Aruba Lodge who tried in every way to get an autograph and an extra excitement to tell on their return to Italy.

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30-08-2016 by Giovanna Grampa

FRIENDS OF TSAVO

Italian wardens save a lion in Tsavo East

Group action to remove a deadly snare

20-08-2016 by Giovanna Grampa

Italians friends of animals to save a lion of Tsavo doors.
An extraordinary adventure happened last Sunday in the border of the Galana Ranch Conservancy with the Tsavo East National Park.
A bloody trap, placed by poachers in order to kill animals of the savannah, and then resell the meat, has intrigued perhaps a week earlier, a young male lion's left in his turn the victim.

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03-08-2016 by Giovanna Grampa

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18-12-2015 by redazione

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POACHERS

Big old elephant saved from poachers dards in Tsavo

KWS helped the legendary Wide Satao to be cured

01-10-2015 by redazione

Wide Satao, the legendary elephant of over forty years, known by the rangers, by expert guides and Tsavo East enthusiastic visitors for its huge, incredible fangs, was saved from the clutches of poachers and brought to life after a series of poisoned darts thrown by bastards (yes, we do not find more conciliatory adjectives) they had seriously injured.
The hope of the criminals was to act at night, when the elephant would have slumped, to remove its incredible ivory tusks and sell them on the black market smugglers.

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24-09-2015 by redazione

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SAVANNAH

Galana Conservancy, the alternative safari from Malindi

A trip inside the "lounge" for wildlife just outside Tsavo East

20-07-2014 by redazione

For those who spend their holidays in Malindi and surroundings, the safari magic is at hand.
The entrance to the Tsavo National Park is only 100 kilometers and takes two days just for something unforgettable.
But few know that just out from Tsavo East there is a protected nature reserve where you can see all the animals that are seen in the most famous, largest and titrated park, and the fantastic views, including river.

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TSAVO FRIENDS

Another elephant puppy saved by italians in Kenya

Lino Marano found it outside Tsavo Park

23-10-2009 by redazione

Lino Marano, an old fox of Africa, was moved as a child when a four-day elephant arrived at Tsavo Buffalo Camp, the prestigious Savana Malindi Key Group lodge he manages.
"Pippi" as it was dubbed the orphaned puppy, was made immediately to love and was adopted by the field staff, although it will be the "Sheldrick 'association to maintain it, as with the elephants.

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