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 […]

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, […]

The last year in a nutshell..

Here with our news of the last year in the Milgis… I hope you enjoy reading through this nicely put together newsletter, by our enthusiastic ‘Digs’…. Click below!  https://issuu.com/milgistrust/docs/a_20year_20in_20the_20milgis Just in case you are like me, and your computer wont open the above try this PDF below!! A year in the Milgis We are all […]

Crossing a flooded lugga with little ones! a mothers nightmare + managers report

I wake up this morning with the news that one of our big strong safari camels has died from a snake bite.. I cant help but be sad about this …  BUT life goes on!.. Now with the rains back we have been watching various animals trying to cross the lugga while in flood, which […]

Splendid isolation at the Milgis!! Feb. 2020 news….

Well ….  Probably the best place on earth to be at the moment is in the Milgis, Northern Kenya.. I almost feel bad about being here, when I read how crazy people are going, isolated in their houses!..  But any way I hope every one is surviving and enjoying down time.. I certainly am although […]

POI…. This extraordinary rock, and a safe home for vultures!..

Poi is the massive rock that juts out of the east side of the Ndoto mountains..  It is just the most eye catching rock, about 5000 feet strait out from the surrounding country…..  Its rock faces are home to many creatures, but probably most exciting is Ruppel’s Griffon Vultures have a fabulous safe place to […]

The locust issue!! and the Managers report for the month of January 2020

I have had many people write to me about the locust ‘invasion’, and mention how terrible it is..  First may I mention,  that Locusts are part of nature so can not be that bad..!? Its the way people are living in this modern world in that we have split the land up into small parcels […]