During our treks to ascend beautiful Mt Kenya we often see wild Elephants on the edge of the Bamboo zone or equatorial forest. These majestic creatures move slowly buy. Only once has a large bull (tusker) prevented us passing to the trek drop off point at Chagoria. He stood large and above us displaying with his ears wide , trunk high and moving by crossing his legs in front of us and holding his ground. Above the forest lies the Tundra or Afro mountain Savannah its bleak moon scape is home to the hyrax , raptures and birds. Cometo Kenya try our hidden Kenya adventures and undertake a five day expedition.
A wonderful day was had accompanying members of the Sierra Club on their West Highland Way trek from Drymen to Balmaha. The route took us over Conoc Hill, a volcanic hill forming part of the Highland Boundary Fault.
En route we observed and talked about flora and fauna, forestry practices, history and heritage. This included the clan structure in the area, historical and contemporary uses of the land, the potential for Loch Lomond being used as part of a cross nation canal and much more.
We saw buzzards, peacock butterflies, a robin and Dor Beetle, commonly known as Dung Beetles.
Although cool the weather was fine with only one significant shower.
Always a pleasure I look forward to undertaking this trek again next year.