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.

42611666_518735568553073_7209290433845788672_o

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 out attachment in a large lodge close to Mara Explorers and he joined our team in September 2017. He has since completed a Front Office Operations Skills course at Nairobi's ICS College for 6 months and passed his driving exams. Very popular with guests, he now manages our reception, bar and restaurant and will usually be one of the first faces you see on your arrival.

DSCF5187 2

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!

41699769_514038969023464_6096730991777284096_n

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!

DSCF5188 2

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.

P1020638Geoffrey 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 has also been trained by St John Ambulance, completed a 4x4 driving course with Glen Edmunds and a tour guiding course in Nairobi's Utalii College. He is currently aiming towards obtaining his KPSGA Silver qualification and in future would like to drive and guide throughout Kenya, not only in the Maasai Mara.
14141580_584144591765165_218997271249836750_n Mike Narok was born and bred in our neighbouring village of Ole Keene, Maasai Mara. He is one of the few local villagers of his generation to have finished high school and he joined our team as a local guide full time in July 2016. Since joining our team Mike completed his driving course, is now a KPSGA Bronze qualified guide and has completed a tour guiding course in Nairobi's Utalii College. He is also trained in first aid by St John Ambulance and he regularly guides on safaris all over Kenya, not just in the Maasai Mara.  
21366821_116081362425039_7630953590560144055_o 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 qualification. He was also recently trained in first aid by St John Ambulance. He is one of our most enthusiastic photographers and often takes the camp camera out on his game drives!

FB_IMG_1531125502550 copy

Simon joined our team in May 2017 and can almost always be found behind the wheel of our large Land Cruiser called Safina. A KPSGA Bronze guide he has over 20 years experience of Kenya camping and accommodated safaris and has recently completed a field guiding course with the Preston University. Although a specialist of Maasai Mara there are not many places in Kenya Simon isn't familiar with!
42655859_2372176202822523_8765115063779459072_o

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!

IMG_2290

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!