It’s incredible …. it’s unbelievable… Its REAL!… You just need to go back in my blogs to believe how bad it got!
WE ARE THROUGH THE TUNNEL of DARKNESS …. of DROUGHT and we MUST LEARN FROM IT!
The last month or so has been the most extraordinary feeling.. There seems to be a sense of disbelief, calm, pinching ourselves .. is it true? Counting 10 with your eyes closed when you open them its true!!..
THE RAINS HAVE BEEN REALLY GOOD!!
I don’t need to bang on about how bad it’s been, I’ve tried my best to keep positive in my blogs of the past three years … its been really hard work, NO worries now.. EVERY THING HAS BURST INTO LIFE!! Its absolutely amazing.. !!
massive floods taking whole banks down..
Debris dropped on spots right above the normal river levels..
and now some of the results!
AND GUESS WHAT.. burrs and stickers.. ALL OVER
There is NOT a single person in Samburu land that does not have a smile!… despite some losing 80-90 % even all, of their cattle.. Everyone is keen, ready for action, visiting their friends, reorganising their lives and moving on..
Below a look back to September when the drought was at its worst..
ALL one needs is rain and things pop out of the woods all over!!
Insects and flowers of all different sizes and shapes, all over
Camels are terrible in mud.. We had to be incredibly ‘on the ball’ to walk carefully through kms of mud!!
AND talking of camels.. I want to remind you ALL.. ITS THE BEST TIME TO BE OUT ON A WALKING SAFARI!! .. PACK YOUR BAGS!!! PLEASE COME…..
Let us take you through green paradise and beyond.. Through our magical mountains and out to the desert to see the Giraffes, Aardwolf, and Cheetah, and lots more, never forgetting the Grevey’s zebras…
Let us take you to the most peaceful places on earth, the gear all loaded onto the wonderful hardy and kindly camels, let us take you with our enthusiastic Samburu team across the mountains with views to die for.. …
STOP FOR A MO!! and here’s ‘Charlie’.. he’s really cool…
I am not often lost for words to finally tell how relieved and calm we all are now… In Northern Kenya life is slowly getting back to normal.. The people who suffered big loses of livestock are heading out visiting their relatives and friends, and coming back with some thing to rebuild their own herd.. GENEROSITY AND YOUR NEIBOURS WELL BEING IS PARAMOUNT IN THE TRIBAL PEOPLES TRADITIONS, AND THIS MOMENT IS A FABULOUS SHOW CASE OF THIS…
I finish by thanking ALL you wonderful people who helped the very hungry in Northern Kenya to pull through the drought by sending money for food… THE PEOPLE ARE VERY VERY GRATEFUL.. and THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SUPPORTED OUR EFFORTS TO HELP THE WILDLIFE SURVIVE.. I truly think we have saved hundreds, thousands ‘god knows’ by just opening up the wells so they can get in and out!!
Wonderful Helen… so thrilled! And you are amazing what you have done for the community and wildlife there ❤️