UP’S AND DOWN’S OF 2022… + a report on the last 16 months Milgis work..

The DOWN of course is the everlasting drought Northern Kenya seems to be enduring.. The UP is the incredible resilience shown by the people and animals, wild and tame living there!! DOWNS.. we’ve had some terrible fires in the mountains.. Our valuable water towers.. This fire on the south side of the Ndotos destroying an […]

ALL this in memory of ‘Lene Maria’!

Lene Maria lost her life on Utoyia Island about 11 years ago in the most terrible mass shooting imaginable.. She was just 18 and already putting her mind to helping others, and she started really showing interest in water issues in Northern Kenya.. The Bergum family in her memory started the ‘Lene Maria for clean […]

DROUGHT…. Wildlife fairing well … incredible!

We are all aware of the drought in East Africa.. In our area the rains have been very sporadic and patchy for well over two years now…. ‘its keeping us all on our toes’ and we just keep thinking positive thoughts for rain, and lots of it !! In the mean time I have been […]

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 […]

Live and let live!.. + THANKYOU!! and more

LOVE THIS PICTURE!! A huge male elephant just getting on with his day.. goats or no goats, this is where he wants to cross! Hi All.. Life goes on !.. ‘We’ are busy up on the ‘Milgis’ keeping the wildlife safe, teaching the importance of forests, and generally helping where we can!..Veterinary, Family planning, dams, […]