Offbeat Guiding

Meet the Sosian Guides

Simon Kenyon
Ambrose

Simon Kenyon

Steve of the Sosian GuidesI was born and brought up on a farm in Kenya, where my father raised beef cattle on the Laikipia Plateaux. I spend my childhood exploring the bush which instilled such a fascination that I went on to study Zoology at university, yet still returning to the bush at every chance to further develop my guiding career from vehicle, foot and horseback. After a few seasons with Offbeat Riding Safaris, I settled at Sosian in 2012, along with Rosie Constant. Guiding guests through this beautiful and un-restricted area, is the ultimate dream for any guide!


Ambrose

I was born in 1974 in Baragoi Samburu District within the pastoralist community sharing Turkana and Samburu cultural values and ways of life. I went to Nomotio Primary in 1984 and Baragoi High School in 1992. After school I spent 6 years working for the Christian Children's Fund in Maralal as a community mobilizer and environmentalist. My dream of working in tourism came true in 2005 when I started working at Sosian as a syce (horse groom). In 2007 I started working as a guide and have since been training in wildlife. I believe I can serve as a guide as I believe in myself and wish to be as successful as an eagle. I am now booked in to sit my bronze KPSGA. I am head of the Sosian soccer team and the staff all call me Roots and Culture because I love teaching people about the medicinal properties of local plants and making a special tea with some roots which cure colds, and I love teaching people about Kenyan cultural traditions. I am married with two children, a boy and a girl.