The 73-year-old author of the memoir “I Dreamed of Africa” was shot in the stomach after the vehicle she was driving in was ambushed by a group of gunmen, a family friend said.Gallmann, who was played by Kim Basinger in the 2000 film of the book, was going to inspect fresh damage to her property after invaders burned down a retreat there on Saturday.
Yet in recent years, there’s been little public buzz about her career.
The Gallmann family own the 100,000-acre (400 square km) Laikipia Nature Conservancy and employ 250 Kenyans on the luxury lodges, ranch, and other businesses on the land.
The Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallmann, 65, is best known for her book I Dreamed of Africa.
Eventually Paolo and I found somewhere to live, an estate called Ol Ari Nyiro, in Laikipia, which is teeming with wildlife and stretches from Mount Kenya to the Great Rift Valley.
I had been married once before, when I was very young, and it didn't work.