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History

Lolldaiga Hills is an ancient landscape with well-documented archaeological sites, including cave paintings.  Within the last 500 years the region was periodically inhabited by the nomadic Laikipiak Maasai, from whose language the name “Lolldaiga” (Daiga meaning hair braid) comes, referring to the range of forested hills which form the backbone of the property.

Lolldaiga Ranch has been managed as a cattle ranch for three generations, always with a strong regard for wildlife and conservation.  There have been many show winners from pedigree Sussex and Boran cattle over the years, and from the pedigree Merino and Dorper sheep. The present owner, Robert Wells, has encouraged a series of long-running research studies focusing upon the wildlife and biodiversity of Lolldaiga, archaeology, climate change, and sustainable land management.