- Mongabay founder Rhett A. Butler writes about his close-call with a herd of elephants in Kenya in 2007.
- Rhett was in Kenya with a team to do an “exploratory” visit to a tented camp that hadn’t had visitors in the better part of a decade.
- What the team found was a forest full of elephants and a surprise encounter that led to a dangerous situation.
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One of the most popular tourist destinations in East Africa is Kenya’s Maasai Mara,. The Maasai Mara, a tract of savanna, is famous for its abundant wildlife, especially large populations of wildebeest and zebra. But its popularity has taken a toll: throngs of tourist buses now surround lion kills and some of the more charismatic…