At this time of the year the large herbivores like elephants, giraffe and wildebeest follow their daily routine of crossing the Amboseli lake bed. They love the forests and grasses near the escarpment and on the far side of the lake. For water they go to the springs and the swampy areas in the park. During the dry season the local Maasai use the same springs to water their cattle. So "trains" of cows and goats can be spotted in a mirage next to wildlife during the heat of the day.