The Sunday Times
Southeast Kenya is a wild and beautiful land. Acacia trees like giant parasols offer a little shade from the scorching sun, rocky hills rise out of the plains, elephants plod across the red soil and lions hunt in the early morning light.
Like many others before him, Campbell Bridges was transfixed by this place. A gifted Scots geologist, he had lived among the hills of Tsavo since the early 1970s when he arrived to search for and mine tsavorite, an elusive emerald-like gem.