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Ithumba Camp is a luxury safari camp located on the north of Tsavo East, above the Galana River and situated between bush and acacia trees, the private Ithumba Camp belongs to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and primarily reserved for its donors, the donators can tour the elephant orphans in the near by Ithumba station two times a day and they will enjoy even the midday mud-bath and the feeding of the lovely elephant orphan! If you have any affinity for elephants whatsoever, Ithumba safari Camp needs to be on your bucket list because it really is the only place where you can interact with elephants completely in the wild. There is nothing quite like it, Ithumba Tented Camp is an intimate self-serve tented camp, During the evenings, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the solitude at night, listening to stories of the bush by our wonderful guides, Lionel and Nick. On our arrival at Ithumba Camp Tsavo you will be led to the mud baths to meet the orphans and ex-orphans, (that is, those orphans that do not require milk any more – usually at 8 years old – as such, they do not need to return to the stockades at night for protection). One can’t quite describe the experience of going from emptiness and complete silence in one minute to the sounds of trumpeting the next with a herd of elephants rapidly coming straight towards you, ravenous for their morning milk feeding. And then there are the mud baths, It’s like watching kids go crazy in a sandbox – just extremely large kids, Ithumba safari Camp Tsavo, the only word to describe watching this scenario unfold before our eyes is incredible. your days at Ithumba tented camp tsavo is nothing short of amazing – literally just observing the older orphans and their wild elephant companions, feeding them milk, playing with their babies, and physically getting pushed around, That is what you come to Ithumba safari Camp Tsavo for. Being surrounded by these gentle giants for even a short time, you can get quite attached to them – each with their own unique personalities, you will adore Mulika, a sweet 12 year old female elephant who came to the Trust at seven months old, a victim of poaching. By her (and the others as they take turns babysitting) side at all times was her little baby, feisty Mwende – just under a year old – the first wild baby born from an orphan in Ithumba, But the one that you will became most attached to is Wendi, who was found only days old still with her umbilical cord intact, alone in a forest. Never having known her elephant mother and family, and having been raised by humans, she is very fond of humans. Now 10 and living in the wild, she is very much the Matriarch of the Ithumba bush camp orphans; she is mischievous, curious, funny and affectionate.

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