Laura, originally from England and Moses from Nairobi met in 2010 whilst both working as overland tour leaders on campings safaris between Nairobi and Cape Town in South Africa. In 2011 they decided to put the best of Kenyan and British culture together and moved to Maasai Mara to set up Mara Explorers. The concept was to create a fun and friendly environment for adventure travellers to be able to come and relax and enjoy the Maasai Mara and all the activities it has to offer, affordably. Despite now running the camp and a safari company they still love to travel and explore new places when they get the the chance and their long term aim is to expand the concept of Mara Explorers into other areas of Kenya!
Geoffrey Narok is from the Maji Moto area of Maasai Mara but has grown up in the village of Ole Keene and we have known him since we began Mara Explorers. He completed high school before going to study Human Resources Management in college and then worked in housekeeping at a large tented camp inside the Maasai Mara for several years. Always smiling, Geoffrey joined our team in September 2016 as a driver guide and is now KPSGA Bronze qualified.
Mike Narok was born and bred in our neighboring village of Ole Keene. He is one of the few local villagers to have finished high school and he joined our team as a local guide full time in July 2016. Mike recently did a driving course and he is currently studying to sit his KPSGA Bronze level exam.
Leonard Korir joined our team as a driver guide in June 2016 after previously working as a guide in Naivasha. He is KPSGA Bronze qualified and he specialises in ornithology which is his passion. We have yet to find a bird he cannot identify!
Ronoh is our driver mechanic and is in charge of the maintenance and repair of our fleet of camp vehicles. He joined our team full time in May 2016 after working with his brother as a freelance mechanic in Sekenani where his wife and young son also live. Ronoh is also very experienced in doing game drives in the Maasai Mara and is usually the driver who goes to set up our bush camps inside the reserve.
Peter has his own taxi company with a fleet of transfer vehicles based in Sekenani, Maasai Mara and has worked together with us at Mara Explorers since 2012. He does a lot of our Nairobi to camp transfers and also runs shared public transport vehicles on the Narok-Sekenani route. Very professional and popular with guests, Peter loves driving and in the past has transferred guests to us from all over Kenya!
Makanyanga joined our team in September 2016 as head chef. He works in our camp kitchen and also sometimes goes out on our camping safaris within the Maasai Mara and around Kenya. He has a vast amount of experience, previously having worked in 5* camps. He is a quiet person but his food speaks for itself!
Julius joined our team in July 2016 as one of our chefs, working alongside Makanyanga. He is very creative with food and also loves to interact with our guests. He will often come out for a chat in the bar and restaurant area. He is also regularly the chef who goes out on our camping safaris and overnight camping trips into the Maasai Mara.
Noah, a Maasai from the Mau area of Kenya, originally worked as a gatekeeper for us in 2012 before being forced to return home to attend to family issues. Always very hard working he rejoined our team in October 2016 and works doing all kinds of maintenance and construction jobs around the camp. When it's busy he also assists in the kitchen and is learning to do the bar and serving for clients in the restaurant.
Timothy Kitalo has worked for us since early 2014 as our day time gatekeeper. He also does a wide range of different jobs in between opening the gate for guests including watering plants, washing our vehicles and making sure our water boilers are hot for your showers!
Our doggie team started with the arrival of two KSPCA rescue dogs Daisy and Dik-Dik who are brother and sister, they were rescued from near Naivasha in 2013. Daisy went on to have five puppies, Snowman, Blackie, Porky, Freezer and Doa-Doa who we couldn't bring ourselves to re-home after seeing them grow up. Now all neutered so we won't be having anymore, they maintain camp security and entertainment!