The ‘inferno’ in the desert is at last EXTINGUISHED!

SONG in the AIR and people walking home with a SPRING in their step… some of them have 200-300 kms to go BUT they are taking it all in their stride, enjoying the moment ….   Finally the burning inferno of heat and drought is gone… the clouds finally gathered and the things are really […]

A beautiful ‘visit’ from the black eagle.. + living together!

This magnificent Verreaux eagle came to join the ravens over our hill one morning.. What a fabulous sight it was!!  Just lately we have had around 300 ravens every day using the up drafts caused by the position of lkanto hill towering above the windy Milgis Lugga,  for practising their flying skills.. There was some […]

A family escapade!!.. Lenkiyou.. ‘the cows dewlap’

I dont know of many places on our earth that one could wake up with a view like this !  along with peace, quiet.. just the birds singing.. D4 and Uni enjoying the most incredible view of their life time!.. The Ndoto mountains, at dawn, with the Milgis lugga winding its way below.. taken from […]

Mt Nyiru this most beeeaautiful Mountain..

Mt Nyiru .. The holy mountain for all maa speaking peoples.. The Samburu, the Maasai and the Njemps… It is the home of the great man who prophesizes whats coming, when the rains are going to be good, and security issues, and much more!  Also the orders, for all maa ceremonies come from there and […]

2018 greats and HUGE THANKS ALWAYS!!

2018 a year with wonderful sun rises, moon and moon eclipses, an amazing line of planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars all in the sky at once in a perfect line, and always the exquisite stars!!! Stars in the sky and OUR supporters!! THANK YOU ALL!!   This year started so badly with an awfal drought […]

Adventure and thanks!!!

Sometimes being remote has its challenges and in this last year we have lost alot of sleep because we’ve had a string of Elephants limping badly, or very poorly for various reasons, some gun shot wounds, but mainly a disease the Samburu call ‘Lokuchum’ and sadly most of the time we have not been able […]

Biggest Flood ever.. and HAPPY DAYS!!

Its been a year of ABSOLUTE desperation because of NO RAIN, or minimum lets say, for the people and animals living in this area.. AND NOW THIS!!!  Suddenly there is this wonderful feeling of PEACE…. Every one just getting on with life..  its wonderful! Down on the right hand side of this picture we  had […]

CAPTURED!!! on camera… the mighty king of the jungle!

When I first set foot in the MILGIS LUGGA, the huge dry river that divides the Ndoto and Lenkiyou mountain ranges, it captured me.. It was 1990… I was mesmerised by its wildness, its beauty, the danger, the grandness of this huge sandy lugga!! One of the dangers was the wirey, almost grey lanky lions, […]

Natures way.. Cruel is kind! but RAIN finally!!

Droughts are sent to try us and this one sure did.. In Northern Kenya basically it did not rain except the odd shower here and there for a whole year!.. thats a long time when its hot, windy and dry!..  Its an amazing thing, as the night before the rain came, 29th April we were […]

The fruits of our hard work!!.. WE ARE WINNING!

Elephants drinking at midday, the Magnificent Milgis lions roaring, and hunting dogs in our camp! Elephants generally like to drink, wallow, play and have fun at midday but our Northern Elephants have not had that pleasure for nearly 40 years… I’ve been in the area for 30 of those 40 years and a week ago from […]