Born and raised in Machakos county formerly Machakos district, bordering Nairobi capital city on the East in the early 70's.
passion began when I was in high school. My Father worked for Serena Lodges and Hotels as an Accountant in Amboseli Serena. During my holiday
visits there I could see Driver guides/ tourists on gamedrives, and in
the evenings I could listen to them discuss how the days' activities were
In these early days I made up my mind, that after school I wanted to be a Tour Guide..
Upon completion of high school I joined Kenya Utalii College for 2 years,
where I studied and trained as a Tour guide, later working for Private Safaris & Tours and Southern Cross Safaris until the year 2000.
this time I developed a passion for communities living with wildlife,
because in my mind I was convinced that they should benefit more from
tourism activities around them. The year 2001 I joined African Wildlife Foundation - a Conservation Organisation - as a research assistant for a Grevy zebra project based in Wamba Samburu. Further I was assigned duties as
guide for Earthwatch volunteers, who frequently visited to help in
research. Later I was transferred to Amboseli and assigned duties as a
Community Development Officer where I covered parts of West Kilimanjaro
In 2005 I got a scholarship to continue my tourism
studies in Rehovot Israel (Tourism as a tool for local and Regional
development) Hebrew University.
After my studies I came back and
continued with my studies.
In 2007, I and other stake holders came up
with a concept that saw the local Maasai community set aside land for
conservation - later on putting up an eco lodge which they owned through private
partnerships. The project was later on Recognised and won an
Honarary Mention in an International Tourism Conference in Israel 2007.
All this time I felt the need to be self employed, finally resigning from AWF.
2008 I registered my own safari company based in Nairobi till today!
a member of Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association ( KPSGA) and also
a local representative of Pens for Kids charity, whose mission is to
help the needy children in our society go to school.