In the north of Kenya, stands the Shaba reserve, a place of biological endemisms; a haven for wildlife at the edge of a blazing desert. It is the so-called Northern Frontier District, the geographical limit beyond which reign the laws of life in the wild.
In a land where life seems impossible, Shaba guards the treasure of its exclusive biodiversity in a paradox without precedent. Wind, sun and dust; for three years, not a single drop of rain has fallen on the cracked lands of the Northern Frontier District. The natives call this region Nyica, the wild, desolate region.
In Shaba, all the animal species are adapted to the semi-desert climate. No one would be able to withstand the scarce seasonal rainfall if they were not real specialists in survival in arid climes.