Hiking around the Salines

 Copyright by Michelle Klailova
 Copyright by Michelle Klailova
 

Following elephant paths through the forest you are led to the wildlifes’ favoured spots. Often these are clearings and salines, crossed by streams, and kept open by the elephants. Sometimes these can also be particular fruit trees. With a bit of luck you will not only see forest elephants and buffalos, but also sitatunga, bongos, monkeys and traces of other animals. The sounds, smells and the luminous green of the vegetation create a very unique atmosphere.

Starting point of this activity is he research camp Bai Hokou, which is also focal point for “gorilla tracking” and the “tracking of agile mangabes”.

This activity can become quite sportive as encounteres with forest elephants are common…