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, […]

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 […]

MAGIC!!

Northern Kenya has been transformed… all that worry of ‘where were the rains’ has all been forgotten, and we have been enjoying the fruits of it!! This is what we have been walking through day in, day out… The transformation of these desert lands to this is unbelievable… and you can imagine the smell’s… just […]

Vital component of conservation.. FAMILY PLANNING!! and HAPPY DAYS!!!

Hurray!!!! Milgis has finally joined the dots of the ‘conservation’ circle!!!… TO ME, ONE IS NOT ‘DOING’ PROPER CONSERVATION UNTILL ONE INCLUDES FAMILY PLANNING IN THE EQUATION!!!   Welcome aboard Haller foundation!! We are delighted not only for the above reason, but Rene Haller is famous in Kenya, especially in my generation, probably world wide, […]

An Exciting Start to the Day at the Milgis

Ahhhh here comes the sun again…another stunner of a sun rise on Elkanto Hill!! I hopped out of my star bed, as I was stretching and thinking to myself… ‘Yes you are lucky… This is a very nice place to live!! When the baboons on the rocks on the hill opposite started barking and really […]

The ups and downs of CARNIVORE conservation??

As ‘we speak’ I’m listening to the VHF radio full of never ending talk between 3 teams of our scouts and KWS who are busy following a wounded Elephant, shot at by poachers 3 days ago in a valley on the southern slopes of the Ndotos, and he has dragged himself down into the lower […]