Mambo, the bush man

Here in camp we have a very interesting friend who occasionally comes to visit us; a strange old man who lives in a cave in the Chyulu Hills. His name is Mambo, and although we don’t know his exact age we are sure he is over 78 years old. When he was a young murran…

Lion Guardians Top Brass

I woke up this morning feeling full of energy. Yesterday I was wearing my traditional Maasai clothes – brightly colored cloths called shukas, and adorned with beautiful beads.   I thought of my important position as Assistant Director of the Lion Guardians program… and that gave me an idea. I put on some smart trousers…

Kapande and birds!

Thanks everybody for your prayers and support for Kapande. I met him last week when I went to collect Lion Guardian forms, and I am pleased to report that he is feeling healthy and fit and is now back on duty to provide his service for the lions and his community. He is very glad…

Maasai warrior meeting

I have been away from the blog for a few days as I had to go out to collect weekly forms from the Lion Guardians. I still had three different places to go before evening fell, so I thought I should start by visiting Koikai. When I arrived at Koikai’s neighbourhood, Olbili, I found there…

Locating lions

A few days ago I went on an epic adventure to track lions with Seamus. Finding lions is not an easy task, even when they have radio collars, and we had some difficult incidents during our 14 hour day of lion tracking. I particularly didn’t like the drive through an area of spiky Acacia trees…

Fantastic facilities

Hello, Amy here. As Antony is out collecting forms from the Lion Guardians today I thought I would briefly switch careers from photographer/media stooge to estate agent and show you some of the fantastic features of our camp…. Here we have a delightful one bedroom residence, complete with a charming terrace area to the front…

Beginning of â??winterâ? in the Chyulus

Today is another day in the office, entering data from the Lion Guardians into the computer. The weather is good outside, but in the shade of the office it was cold and my feet were so freezing that I had to put on shoes, and put my computer on my lap to get some warmth. Amy…

Lions’ favourite hiding place

The Chyulu Hills are probably one of the best places I have been in my life: cascading hills that are always green and beautiful, amazing views of the ground below, and clean air that is uncontaminated by pollution. Different animals, such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, gazelles, impala, elephant and oryx roam the vast beautiful…

Lions located

Firstly, I would like to apologise for not being able to post any blogs over the weekend. This was because Wildlife Direct was carrying out a website migration. However, as I’m sure you will have noticed, since I last posted we have changed our blog quite a lot! We have even added a new page…