After a few years of hard graft restoration, Leslie opened the doors to the public in January 2006. She then went on to protect the border by designing and building 10 beautiful ranch-style houses that now make up Mukima Ridge. Leslie was the motivation and inspiration behind so much of what Mukima is today, she was taken from us far too early, a much loved and admired lady. Leslie died in late August 2020, her youngest daughter Anna worked close beside Leslie during her last 5 years, they were two of a kind with a shared love for Mukima and their project in Lamu. (www.thecabanaslamu.com
). Today Anna continues to preserve her mothers legacy and grow Mukima in alignment with her passion for conservation and wellness.