street-view-elephantsGoogle’s Street View has definitely seen its fair share of interesting sights in the past, ranging from a vertical view of El Capitan to that of exploring the Loch Ness, although there has been no sightings of Nessie just yet over there via Street View. This time around, Google expands on your sense of adventure by coming up with a virtual tour of a beautiful place known as the Samburu National Reserve.

The Samburu National Reserve happens to be located in the northern part of Kenya, which is a remote park where not that many people apart from its residents get to see live. However, it must be stated that this particular reserve is extremely important because it happens to be the home to a large population of elephants, in addition to other kinds of endangered species, while functioning as the headquarters for the organization Save the Elephants alongside a slew of other conservation programs.

Save the Elephants has been making use of Google Earth for a long time now, where this extension of Google is part of their tools when it comes to tracking and managing elephant herds. Hence, as the organization worked to elevate awareness to Samburu as well as the work carried out there, Google handily stepped up to the plate and offered their Street View trekker technology so that the reserve can be documented, saving you a few thousand dollars in the process in airfare and hotel nights. Of course, nothing beats being there in person to see these majestic creatures, but something is better than nothing, right?

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