Kilimanjaro and Tsavo - Man Eaters Camp
In the last few years of the 19th century two opportunistic male lions found the labourers working on the railway bridge over the Tsavo River, easy pickings. It is estimated that in a 10 month period over a 100 workers were snatched and devoured. The engineer in charge of the building project was Colonel Patterson and his book ?The Man Eaters of Tsavo? describes his trials and tribulations in bringing the culprits to book. He claims to have found their den, a small cave in a lugga (dry river bed) where bones were supposedly scattered. Whether or not this is true, a feature of the trip is a visit to the cave where one?s imagination can run wild with gruesome fantasy.
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