"Here at Sosian we are experiencing a normal Laikipia dry season which happens every year. Laikipia is a semi arid area at the best of times, and it is only through good land management that it can support the large numbers of game and cattle that it does. Unfortunately many of the neighbouring community lands and a few commercial properties have not done this and are now suffering as a result. Vegetation is dry but grass cover is good and we have had some of our best game viewing ever recorded on Sosian in the last few months. There is an abundance of game - probably over 2500 head of Zebra and +200 elephants at the moment. The Ewaso Narok River is flowing well and most of our springs and Sugutas and our big dam still have water. The wildlife is in very good condition, as of yet the wildlife is not showing any sign of losing condition, even buffalo, hippo and warthog which are usually the best indicator as they first show signs of starvation during a drought, are in good condition. As a result of the influx of game the predator numbers have also increased and lion sightings have been fantastic (also due to the number of zebras around the cattle sleep peacefully at night undisturbed!).
Right now it is very satisfying driving around Sosian (and the majority of commercial properties in Laikipia) and realising that the sensible policies implemented in the years of higher rainfall are now coming to fruition."
Steve Carey - Sosian Ranch Manger