Types of elephants
There are three distinct varieties of elephant – the African Savannah elephant, the African Forest elephant and the Asian elephant. We can recognize them by their large ears, tusks made of ivory and their trunks – which are actually a fusion of their nose and upper lip.
This is a CLOSE UP of an Elephant’s tailpiece and they have a few uses. For example, elephants use their tails to communicate with each other; much like a dog, a swishing or wagging tail can signify happiness or excitement. Baby ellies sometimes hold on to the tail of older elephants while they are walking, for guidance and security on long walks. The tail full of hair also works as a flyswatter, to help keep away those annoying and biting flies.
Where to find them
Some parks in Kenya where you are guaranteed to see elephants include Amboseli, Samburu, Tsavo, and Masai Mara. In Tanzania, they can be found in Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Would you like to see thesemaginificent giants? Engage you team and we will design your itinerary accordingly.