Deserts are ‘medicine’ for all ailments!!???

We left the mountains with all the greenery…  Even thinking to ourselves… “What are we doing heading into the Kaisut desert!!!.”. The area is experiencing a proper drought again and YES life is hard… BUT its funny, we ALL loved being out there so much.. Camels loved the sand, the wind, the midday sun, the […]

A feast of elephants!..

A feast indeed.. for our eyes, and to keep our adrenalin levels high!… hundreds of elephants in the Northern part of the Ndotos and back on the Milgis lugga an elephant dies … A different kind of feast for all, of course!.. Mid last month, July, with the promise of a couple of safaris, we […]

Desert… extremes !

As deserts go, at least in Kenya, Chalbi, is probably the extemest!! Its ‘as flat as a pan cake’ as far as the eye can see, ( aprox 90000 sq kms) and ‘hugged’ by huge old lave flows from the volcanoes that surround it.. One minute its this peaceful place, where butterflies calmly drink sweet […]

Smiles from the Milgis, despite harsh drought..

We all try to keep a smile on our faces.. it can only do us good! The Milgis Trust’s influence covers an area of about 6000 square kms in this spectacular part of northern Kenya, , and employs around 90 People from the communities … 30 are scouts/rangers fully uniformed and all have a radio, […]

Water water water… IS life!!!..

DESERTS!!! ??? Northern Kenya… Dramatic, beautiful, dangerous, space, incredible, hot, water is very precious.. theres hundreds of words to describe this amazing place!…  If you have ever been really, really thirsty in your life you would know to plan properly when travelling in Northern kenya..  a normal journey into the desert can very quickly turn […]

elephant limping badly.. camouflage and beauty….

Yes Beauty BUT theres a twist  that needs to be addressed!.. ‘Rubbish’.. plastic strewn around a spring??!!… I think alot of people are happy its December… the end of a long ‘rubbish’ year!.. We are still here, and so far have not had to start eating the camels to survive!.. I’ve been wondering what one […]

Old elephant highways busy again… AND incredible forest recovery!!

Our walk into paradise and beyond continues!.. Partly checking on Milgis work, Partly pleasure .. bird watching, walking through fabulous country, and taking a wonderful busmans holiday… !… This was variable sunbird city.. Every colour in the book… every bush had a ‘variable’ singing on it.. it was extraordinary.. The most serious part of our […]

A healing and fact finding safari.. (and introducing Upe and Poi!)

This beautiful, faithful friend, and protector died in July.. we don’t really know what happend… BUT its been sad times.. He was a truly fabulous dog, and only made it to 5 years.. BUT we cant dwell on ‘spilt milk’ and its time to introduce you all to UPE and POI…  two wonderful new puppies […]