Do elephants like coffee?

Last night was full of noise and disturbance. No, it wasn’t some rowdy Maasai warriors having a party… it was elephants! In the last few days the elephants have decided to come to our camp and are spending their time breaking branches, pulling up trees and causing a tremendous racket!


But the strangest thing that we found this morning was that an elephant had set up his own café outside our kitchen! He had removed a chair, presumably through the window, and also taken a mug, a bottle of water, our jar of lovely fresh coffee and our coffee plunger (which sadly he managed to break)!

What an odd sight we found in the morning – it was almost as if he had wanted to make himself a cup of coffee and have a sit down after so much tree-breaking!


We’ll keep you posted on the latest from these noisy visitors!


  • Brenton H says:

    Wow, what company to have at breakfast time. Do elephants have a strong sense of smell because perhaps they can smell the coffee brewing from the camp? Any sign of rain yet?

  • Yes… maybe they like the smell! We had a very small amount of rain 2 nights ago, and it has now got very hot… so we are hoping it might come soon!

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