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"Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- An American tourist and her one-year- old daughter were trampled to death by an elephant in Kenya while they were walking near a lodge in a wildlife reserve in the center of the East African country, a park official said.
The woman and her baby were being accompanied by a tour guide, her husband and other tourists when the elephant attacked them about 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) from Castle Lodge in Mount Kenya National Park, Senior Warden Godfrey Wakaba said by phone today. The incident took place on Jan. 4, he said.
“The tourists left the lodge for a casual walk when the incident happened,” Wakaba said.The victims’ bodies have been flown to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, he said, without providing further information. There was a similar accident in the area last year, Wakaba said."
die lodge wirbt auf ihrer seite für ausflüge in die unberührte natur:
"The hiking possibilities for day trips or short walks around the lodge are in fact unlimited. Guides and porters are available who have spent their whole live in the forest and can tell all about its mysteries.
There is a route to the top of Mount Kenya, which starts directly from the lodge. It is called the "Kamweti route" and is not frequently used, which makes it even more of an adventure to approach the summit from this side."
wir haben vereinzelt derartige kleingruppen auch gesehen, meilenweit entfernt von lodge und hilfe, unverständlich, wie man sich in diese gefahr begeben kann - und aus dem jeep darf man während der game-drives gar nicht aussteigen, und dann wandern die als mega kick sozusagen zu fuß durch das richtige afrikanische leben.......