Adriano has grown up in the Sekenani area of Maasai Mara and his sister Sarah has been sponsored by Mara Explorers since 2013. After completing High School Adriano carried our attachment in a large lodge close to Mara Explorers and he joined our team in September 2017. He now manages the reception, bar and restaurant along with Nicholas and will be one of the first faces you see on your arrival.
Makanyanga, or MK, joined our team in September 2016 as our 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 across Maasai Mara. He is one of ten our team to have completed St John Ambulance first aid training and also recently completed an advanced cooking course with Lakuku, Nairobi's leading cooking school. He works together with Peter who also has extensive cooking experience both in the Maasai Mara and Nairobi and has also completed a baking course with Lakuku.
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 high end 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. Geoffrey is one of ten of our team who have been trained by St John Ambulance and he has also completed a 4x4 driving course with Glen Edmunds.
A very popular member of our team, Kennedy has worked on a freelance basis for Mara Explorers since our very beginning in 2011 and joined us full time in July 2017. He has grown up in the Sekenani area of Maasai Mara and his family are neighbours to our camp. He has completed High School, has extensive driving experience in the Maasai Mara and is currently working towards obtaining his KPSGA Bronze. He is one of our most enthusiastic photographers and often takes the camp camera out on his game drives!
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 is now a KPSGA Bronze qualified guide. He is one of ten of our team who is trained in first aid by St John Ambulance and he regularly guides on safaris all over Kenya, not just in the Maasai Mara. He is continuing to work towards becoming a driver guide.
Evans joined us in May 2017 as a professional tour guide. Speaking fluent Spanish and French he holds a diploma in Tour Guiding and Administration from the Amboseli Institute of Hospitality & Technology and is a KPSGA Bronze guide. He has previously guided in his home land of Lake Baringo and also at the AFEW Giraffe Centre in Nairobi. Evans has also undertaken St Johns Ambulance first aid training with us.
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!