THESE RED SKY’S???!!!!

Every one was hoping when Jupiter and Venus passed each other it was going to bring the rain?? (You can see them above Mt Kenya .. Jupiter below Venus above..) AND IT DID COME.. the next day huge puffy thunderous clouds, lots of noise, massive downpours in patches!.. Floods and all.. BUT two days later […]

conversation on conservation!.. + ‘our’ desert giraffes..

Action.. Schools.. the Government schools are rather drab and unexciting and our scouts try to lift the spirits of the students by talking about every day life with nature, and where they MUST NOT GO WRONG!! For some reason ??!! Children are nervous when they see people in uniform, SO its important to teach them […]

Easing life for the thirsty

On the 17th of September we had a wonderful inch of rain through out the Ndotos, and the surrounding areas.. After so many months of incredible heat and wind it was JUST AMAZING!! It was gentle all night rain out of the blue, which was a saviour to all living creatures.. … Only problem was […]

Deserts are ‘medicine’ for all ailments!!???

We left the mountains with all the greenery… ¬†Even thinking to ourselves… “What are we doing heading into the Kaisut desert!!!.”. The area is experiencing a proper drought again and YES life is hard… BUT its funny, we ALL loved being out there so much.. Camels loved the sand, the wind, the midday sun, the […]

A feast of elephants!..

A feast indeed.. for our eyes, and to keep our adrenalin levels high!… hundreds of elephants in the Northern part of the Ndotos and back on the Milgis lugga an elephant dies … A different kind of feast for all, of course!.. Mid last month, July, with the promise of a couple of safaris, we […]

Desert… extremes !

As deserts go, at least in Kenya, Chalbi, is probably the extemest!! Its ‘as flat as a pan cake’ as far as the eye can see, ( aprox 90000 sq kms) and ‘hugged’ by huge old lave flows from the volcanoes that surround it.. One minute its this peaceful place, where butterflies calmly drink sweet […]