Internship at Elephant Watch Camp-Home Away from Home

Internship at Elephant Watch Camp-Home Away from Home

My Return to Kenya Hello, I’m Ellie Sutton.  I was born and raised in Scotland and I’m proud of it! But, in truth part of my heart will always lie in Kenya. I’m here now for the third time, re-living fond memories from my childhood thanks to an amazing internship at Elephant Watch Camp. It was all a bit last minute – being called upon to come to Samburu – but that was part of the adventure! With unpredictable weather between Nairobi and Mt Kenya, I was whisked off a day early on a diversion to Naivasha in the Save The Elephants Cessna 185 with Iain Douglas-Hamilton. Safe to say, it was the smallest plane I have ever boarded but by far the most thrilling! One can only truly witness the vast scale and beauty of the Kenyan landscape from the sky, painting a mountainous spectacle as far as the eye can see. It was at this moment, gazing across the never-ending horizon, that I realised I’d embarked on a once in a lifetime journey of which I could only dream. A Warm Welcome This was my first time visiting Samburu, so I was unsure what to expect and how it would compare to elsewhere in Kenya. On my arrival, there was something about the people that made me feel completely at home. Wide smiles, reassuring and joyful, made me relax at once.  But I was taken by surprise by all the tartan! Tall warriors cloaked in red Hamilton, flung with careless panache across their bead-adorned chests. There are lots of local variations too, and I’ve come to learn...
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