At Mara Explorers we have an invaluable team of between 15-25 individuals, depending on the season, who work tirelessly in front and behind the scenes to make your stay and safari a success! From the security, maintenance and grounds, house keeping, reservations, mechanics, through to the staff cook! Below you will find some of our key faces who you are likely to see during your stay.
- Adriano - Front of House
- Daniel - Barman/Waiter
- Stanley - Head Chef
- Branice - Maasai Guide
- Geoffrey - Maasai Driver Guide
- Mike - Maasai Driver Guide
- Kennedy - Maasai Driver Guide
- Simon - Maasai Driver Guide
- Peter - Driver Guide
- The Doggies
Dan joined our team in March 2019 with seven years experience in the hospitality industry after completing a certificate in Food & Beverage Service in 2012 at Amboseli Institute in Nairobi. His previous work experience has all been in the Maasai Mara and Narok so it's an area he is very familiar with!
Born and bred in the Ole Keene village of Maasai Mara, Stanley first joined our team full time as a kitchen steward after finishing high school in 2017. After showing a great deal of interest in food preparation and baking he was promoted to the role of Commis Chef in October 2018 and Head Chef in May 2019 when opportunities became available. A popular member of our in house team he has completed basic and advanced cooking courses at Lakuku, one of Nairobi's leading private cooking schools and we hope he can be a role model to other young Masai. When not in our main camp Stanley can be found out on our bush camping safaris!
Branice is a quick learning and confident individual who completed her Certificate in Tour Guiding & Travel Operations with distinction at the Maasai Education Centre in 2017. Also a KPSGA Bronze qualified guide, Branice joined our team at Mara Explorers full time in January 2019 where she is now working as a guide and has been trained in front office, waitressing and house keeping. She has recently travelled on training trips to Amboseli, Naivasha, Kakamega, Baringo and Kisumu and has completed St John Ambulance first aid training. Already in possession of a Kenyan driving license and currently studying for her KPSGA Silver, her long term aim is to become one of Kenya's best driver guides in a male dominated industry.
Peter is our all round driver guide from Nairobi with a diploma in Tour Guiding and Administration from Nairobi Aviation College. He joined our team in May 2017 and has since gained his KPSGA Bronze qualification and been trained in First Aid by St John Ambulance. A lovely member of our team, he is always very popular with our clients and everyone at camp and he can be found all over Kenya, not just in the Maasai Mara!