Meet the Meru Camp Guides
At Offbeat Meru Camp all our guides are born and bred Maasai. While people from other tribes may be very good guides, we at Offbeat Meru believe that Maasai guides are the very best! All our guides spent their younger years looking after their family's herds of cattle, sheep and goats on the vast Maasai plains armed only with a rungu (small throwing stick). As such they have developed incredible bush knowledge and amazing eyesight - spotting the big cats from huge distances is their forte!
All our guides are members of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) and have taken exams setting the standards for Kenyan Guides.
Offbeat Meru also strongly supports the Koyiaki Guiding School (KGS). This school was set up several years ago to encourage the local Maasai boys into developing their natural guiding skills. At Offbeat Meru we have three graduates from the school. We also encourage some of our best staff into guiding and have some 'home grown' guides.
Let us now introduce the guides individually.
I was born in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in 1983. I attended Aitong Primary School and completed in 1999.
In 2000 I joined Ololulunga boys high school where I completed my "O" Level in 2004. In January 2005 I joined Mara Intreipds for my first training as a Naturalist and guide. In July 2005 I passed my bronze level KPSGA exam and enrolled at Koyiaki Guiding School.
In December 2005 I joined Serian Camp and worked as a driver guide for a period of 5 years. In June 2011 I joined Offbeat Meru Camp where I am now.
My mission is to preserve and conserve our eco-system for the future.
I was born in Ololulung'a Village, Narok District, a few miles north of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in 1984. At the age of six years old I went to Nkoben Primary School and then moved on to Ololulung’a High School.
In 2005 I joined Offbeat Meru Camp and started working as a room steward. At Offbeat Meru I began to develop my guiding career and hence took and past my Bronze Level KPSGA exam in 2007 at my first attempt. In March 2011 I past my Silver Level KPSGA exam.
Since then I have moved from the rooms to become a guide at Offbeat Meru.
I am from a family of 40 children, my father being married to five wives!
As a guide my expectation is to make sure that I preserve and teach others how to preserve our nature.
I was born in 1986 at Olesere area in the Masai Mara. In 1998 I joined Siana boarding primary school. In 2005 I joined Ololulung'a High School and completed my studies in 2008. In 2009 I joined the Koiyaki Guiding School and completed the following courses; Tour Guiding Certificate, emergency first aid certificate (AMREF), driving course, computer, basic mechanics course and my bronze level KPSGA badge.
I joined Offbeat Meru Camp in August 2010.
My mission is to show to people my enthusiasm for wildlife and be an environmental ambassador.