Eating with Elephants at Chiawa Camp - forget breakfast at Tiffany's!

Grant Cumings / Published July 11, 2012 12:13 PM
Breakfast at Chiawa Camp, who needs breakfast at Tiffany's? #lp

Chiawa Camp Pro Guide Paul Grobler shares his breakfast and view with a rather large but friendly, most welcome visitor.

Moments like this are a near daily event at Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro; see this brunch-time amazing photo as featured this weekend in the UK Sunday Times, and of a Chiawa Camp floating lunch drifting past a huge ele.

No animals or humans were harmed in the taking of these photos. Don't try this at home ...

Comments


Andy Hogg

Commented July 11, 2012 02:47 PM
Great photo!

Andrea Manning

Commented July 12, 2012 09:39 AM
Priceless!

Paul Caldwell

Commented July 12, 2012 12:44 PM
Did he prefer tea or coffee

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Commented July 13, 2012 07:23 AM
Brilliant! Looking forward to seeing it first hand in September.

Grant Cumings

Commented July 13, 2012 07:29 AM
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you in camp then - hopefully you too will be able to share breakfast with a jumbo!

Cynthia Tuthill

Commented July 13, 2012 04:10 PM
That guy looks SO big! wonder if he knocked anything over?

Michael Lorentz

Commented July 16, 2012 04:38 PM
what a privilege to have this experience...

Susan Stribling

Commented July 17, 2012 02:35 AM
Hey Grant - you probably don't remember me, but my mom Dorothy Stribling, and our guide Matt Copham and I had a wonderful experience at Chiawa 2008. I became aware of this picture because my friend, Betty Petersen, sent it to me. She and her husband, Ken, will be spending six days at Chiawa in September (I'm so jealous). I've stayed in touch with one of your guides - Daniel Susiku - who took such good care of us in 2009, and I've told him to be on the lookout for Betty and Ken. They are in for a treat at Chiawa!

Grant Cumings

Commented July 17, 2012 08:26 AM
Hi Susan and thanks for the note - I will be sure to look our for Dorothy and Ken, and we look forward to giving them a great time at Chiawa!

Grant Cumings

Commented August 09, 2012 03:45 PM
Hey Cynthia, I meant to comment on your question, NO, the ele didn't knock anything over. Their ability to seemingly tip toe around obstacles is incredible and something I have witnessed time and again. That said, if an ele wants to knock something over he can knock over pretty much anything he wants when he wants - which makes instances like this breakfast shot all the more interesting.

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