Where to start… maybe.. news of rain!

All animals people and plants are ‘dancing with joy’ up our way.. The rains finally came!! Its been tough times in Northern Kenya and every one has been holding their breath for some rain.. We have been so occupied with going on safari and enjoying the amazing final lmuget ceremonies for the warriors that not […]

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 […]

Richards promise of WATER… finally materialised!

It all started when Richard Gibson, a dairy farmer from Devon was chosen to be the star in the BBC programme ‘the toughest place to be a farmer ‘ .. He was brought out to this place called Mpagas where the Samburu and Rendille tribal people live.. Cattle are the  favorite and most cherished animal […]

A year in the ‘Milgis’ + a very fitting poem by D4 in these difficult times….

Thanks to Rachel in Australia who has kindly put this lovely colourful and fitting report together on the happenings in the ‘Milgis’ in the last year.. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO OPEN IT AND ENJOY!! If you want the map a bit clearer you just click on it and it goes live! https://indd.adobe.com/embed/6d034c2c-821c-44d6-a276-2c85dd72aff2?startpage=1&allowFullscreen=true   BUT again […]

A Milgis ‘medal for these GOOD People!!

because they have half killed themselves for the MILGIS TRUST and FOR ALL THAT WE BELIEVE IN!! All we can say is thank you all so sooooooooo very, very much!!  You are all STARS of the Milgis!.. and we are very proud of you…  There are several  people that deserve a medal for busting them […]

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 […]

At last some rain!!! The Milgis is Smiling!

WE ARE ALL SMILING !!!!! For months and months every morning we would wake up to this…..YES totally unbelievably beautiful BUT not a cloud in the sky.. All over, animals dieing of thirst and starvation.. The scouts trying their best to help the wildlife survive, and every one willing and hoping for a cloud to rise […]