At the time of writing this post the plan was that I'd be in a jeep, in the wide open spaces of Samburu, camera in hand marvelling at the sights unfolding before me, in 3 words: in. my. element. Instead, like the rest of the world around me, my plans have changed and in place of the plains and hills of Samburu and northern Kenya I am still in the woods and wilds of Cornwall, the trip to Kenya postponed. When the situation allows and the stars align I will get back there. Lacking and missing the real thing I have decided to travel through my photography archives and revisit my first trip to Kenya and have a virtual tour and of course share some of the images from that trip.
Whilst discussing alterations to our travel plans with the Safari company we use in Kenya, we learned that the company who organised the trip then, Sunworld Safaris, and who planned the yet to be taken trip has undertaken an outstanding initiative along with Jami Tarris in order to support the local communities, help protect the wildlife and support their staff. Full details of the project can be found on the website for the Community Wildlife Fund project.
Please, please (please.....) check out the CWF website, read, learn, donate if you can, and definitely spread the word, share the links, support this worthwhile project in any way you can. If you have any questions about the goals and aims of this project read this article 'Covid-19 and Wildlife in Kenya: Crisis and Hope ' by Jami
In this difficult time where everyone is affected in some way by both the impact of the pandemic and the impact of painful and abhorrent events in the US this project is a shining example of how people can work together to help our selves, our communities, our wildlife and our planet.