Aardwolf Baby Pics!

Aardwolf Baby Pics!

Our most hard to see hyena, the Aardwolf.  Recently on a walk I flushed an Aardwolf from a burrow. On another walk weeks later the same Aardwolf sprang from the same hole.  Kechine our expert tracker could see some other very small prints in the fine dust beside the entrance.  We put the camera on […]

Elephants and Walking Safaris

Elephants and Walking Safaris

  Greetings from Tumaren. Outside the office, as I type, a small herd of Elephants are breaking Acacia branches to get at the tasty bark. They are part of the second largest population of Elephants in Kenya and they are a welcome distraction from the accounts. Elephants in fact are one of my favorite aspects […]

Nantodo and the Introduction to BBC Africa

Nantodo and the Introduction to BBC Africa

Did you know that Sir David Attenborough’s introduction to his series Africa was shot in Laikipia? We are among the very few operators who ever visit this stunning spot and it is a pleasure to know it also appeals to our hero, Sir DA.

The right Photographic Gear for Safari

The right Photographic Gear for Safari

One of the difficulties of planning your camera gear for safari is there too much to choose from. The fact that the small airplanes you might board will restrict your weight exacerbates the difficulty in choosing just the right gear. My advice: Keep it simple. This is what I bring on our safaris. 1. A […]

First Desert Rose Found on Tumaren

First Desert Rose Found on Tumaren

We find Desert Roses downstream on the Ewaso Nyiro River and east of us at lower altitudes .Yesterday though, Kitilla, one of our rangers came to us to say he had found an unidentified plant along our eastern boundary. We were shocked to find that it was a Desert Rose.  These incredible flowering bushes, despite […]

Mongoose Menagerie

Mongoose Menagerie

We have three species of mongoose on Tumaren and after finally getting a picture of a Slender Mongoose (Black-tipped Mongoose) we can now present all three below. First our only social mongoose, The Dwarf Mongoose, a diurnal small species: Second our nocturnal species, The White-tailed mongoose: And lastly, The Slender Mongoose a species that is […]

7 Lesser Kudu on Tumaren

7 Lesser Kudu on Tumaren

Just back from a walk along our boundary with the neighboring ranch Male. Along the boundary i ran into this male Lesser Kudu. He was with a herd of 6 other females/young and one beautiful dark male that only showed himself once. When we first told people about our lesser kudu here many did not believe they […]

Beginnings

Beginnings

In early 2006 my wife, Kerry Glen and I purchased a 3000 acre property in Laikipia adjacent to the Ewaso Nyiro River. The ranch, which we named Tumaren (dragonfly in Masai), is now dedicated exclusively to the conservation of wildlife.  Since June, with the help of six rangers that we have hired, we have been […]