• Short Summary

    Wildlife and diverse scenery on this visit to Tsavo National Park in Kenya.

  • Description

    Tsavo, Kenya National Park, Africa.

    Various shots at Nairobi Airport show a crowd of passengers getting onto a BUA (British United Airlines) aeroplane; L/S of the plane taking off. On board we see the passengers looking at souvenirs of their trip to Kenya - drums, brochures, carvings and an ostrich egg - while they are served drinks by a stewardess.

    Cut to several shots of animals and birds in the Tsavo National Park: elephants (one is seen trumpeting), wildebeest, pelicans, rhinoceroses (rhinos). Some tourists with their heads sticking out of a camper van drive through the entrance of the Park; inside we see the orderly campsite; a white man washes from a bowl outside one of the green tents. Several shots of exotic flowers and vegetation; a beautiful waterfall.

    The tourists stand outside the camper van and look through binoculars at flamingos on a lake and giraffes. More people look at lions from a Land Rover. At an area for 'Game Orphans' we see rhinos, buffalo and ostriches wandering around together. A white hunter and African attendants examine the tusks of a dead elephant; elsewhere, tusks are weighed and hundreds of elephant skulls are piled up. We see Peter Jenkins, assistant warden of the Park, measuring a skull while a woman takes notes for research.

    Several shots show a small aeroplane taking off; Peter Jenkins watches over the animals from the driver's seat. Various shots in a village show souvenirs being crafted: men carve wooden animals, water bottles hang from a pole, a girl displays necklaces / neck rings. Another man puts hundreds of fish on a wire table to dry in the sun. Men are seen in a small fishing boat; a truck is pulled across the river on a basic ferry.

    Various shots of westerners relaxing by the beach and on small boats. At a game lodge, holidaymakers sit on a veranda and watch elephants, zebras, antelope and lions through binoculars. Several shots of lions and lionesses lying in the grass, some with legs and front paws stretched apart!
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:54:00 / 01:45:46:00
    CP 647

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