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 […]

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 […]

Lene Maria and Maria Annette.. In memory!

These two beautiful girls, Lene Maria and Maria Annette sadly are not with us any more…   but in their memory so many people in Samburu land have a smile!! so we thank the two families the Bergums and Ofstads  for every thing they have done.. Lene Maria was so kind to Maria Annette in […]

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 […]

Elephant rescue.. and Vital projects for the future of the trust.. and porcupines!!

This Young elephant had slipped into this well 36 hours before and it was just luck that somebody passed by and saw him.. If we had not been on the end of a radio he would have baked in the hot sun inside this horror hole.. With in 5 minutes of hearing about it on […]

YOU CAN’T TALK ‘CONSERVATION’ UNTILL YOU’VE DEALT WITH THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE!!

The Milgis Trust was started because this forgotten and totally unique part of the world needed some sort of protection.. The forests were burning and the Wildlife was disappearing!…. All sadly caused by humans… I’ve written plenty of blogs on the issue!!   BUT Its difficult to talk to a thirsty man in the desert […]

CONSERVATION?? two steps forward but sadly sometimes a step back..

This was sadly the situation this March 2015 up in the Ndoto mountains.. The sight of the fires was just so terrible that of course I did not think of  taking pictures.. this was the sight at night, every day another fire.. It is difficult to deal with fires as no one actually lives on […]

Keeping the school eco friendly is sometimes a battle

Finally after 7 and a half  years, one class room at a time!,  in August the Eco-Friendly Milgis Nursery and Primary School will be completed!!.. Its been a loooong road of ups and downs including many wild discussions with the local people at Ilgwe Eldome, who sometimes did not agree to the Eco -friendly side!! […]