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Kenya : Coast

28.3 km (17.6 miles) ENE of Mata (Rift Valley), Taita-Taveta, Coast, Kenya
Approx. altitude: 705 m (2312 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 3°N 142°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View from Confluence to East #3: View from Confluence to South #4: GPS reading #5: The group #6: Road map #7: Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania #8: Leopard at night

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  3°S 38°E (visit #1)  

#1: View from Confluence to North

(visited by Frieder Dornseifer, Gabriele Dornseifer, Helena Dornseifer, Lars Erik Dornseifer, Heiko Jopke and Jutta Mahlbacher)

21-Aug-2002 -- We had already visited the confluence 1S 36E six days before. Sunday, the 21st was our last day in Tsavo West National Park and what we had seen meanwhile was very impressive and will be unforgettable. Four out of the African Big Five, elephant, leopard, water buffalo, and lion we could nearly touch on our safari (The Rhino followed two days later, but not combined with a Confluence visit).

Mount Kilimanjaro rose up to heaven just in front of us. To take the picture we cut short our sleep in the early morning before sunrise. And then we focussed on another confluence, 3S 38E, app. 37 km as the crow flies from our lodge.

We left the lodge shortly after lunch and passed the "Chaimu" volcano and lava field. It seemed we could get easily to the Confluence but unfortunately, the tracks bent around some mountains or just ended up in a lodge or camp. Finally, we could manage to get 60 m close to the Confluence on a track. So it was just a short walk through the wilderness and we could take all the pictures shortly before sunset. For us, it was the second successful visit of a Confluence in Africa.


 All pictures
#1: View from Confluence to North
#2: View from Confluence to East
#3: View from Confluence to South
#4: GPS reading
#5: The group
#6: Road map
#7: Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
#8: Leopard at night
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  Notes
In the Tsavo West National Park.