best naturalist guides to lead you....
We only employ those who we consider are
the best naturalist guides in the region.
They are all personally trained by a host
of respected naturalists, in a variety of
fields from nature interpretation to customer
Origins Safari Guides hold a certificate
in the National Museum of Kenya & Nature
Kenya Fundamentals of Ornithology.
Our guides also recently completed a course
with the US based National Association of
Interpreters in Interpretive Guiding. All
Origins Guides are full members of the Kenya
Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA)
and hold Bronze or Silver level qualifications.
For more information
about a particular guide please click on
a link from the alphabetical list below:
Brian leads numerous bird tours in Kenya,
Uganda, and Tanzania and is the co-author
of the current Field Guide to the Birds
of East Africa (Poyser), and the Field
Guide to the Birds of New Guinea (Princeton).
David is a particular favourite with photographers
thanks to his willingness to get up in
time for dawn-shoots and commitment to
driving tirelessly all day in search of
the perfect setting and subjects.
is one of Kenya’s top ornithological
guides with massive experience and knowledge
of bird species in the more remote areas
of East Africa. Multi-talented, mild and
a fascinating guide and raconteur, he
is one of the few silver members of the
Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA).
is an excellent guide with good people
skills, a sense of humour and a deep knowledge
of the bush, the wildlife, the culture
and the different eco-systems.
is an extremely popular guide, much sort
after by professional and amateur photographers
due to his informed and sympathetic guiding
skills. He is an expert natural history
guide as well as an accomplished ornithologist
and wildlife photographer.
is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining
guides – an expert on his country
and its rich history. He leads history
tours, trekking, the Omo Valley and exploring
the Mountain regions.
is an engaging and sympathetic guide who
enjoys the variety of clients that he
accompanies on trips throughout Kenya.
A Maasai by tribe from Kilgoris in the
Rift Valley. He is a silver level member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA).
is an excellent guide with particular
insight into the ways of the Maasai people.
His upbringing gives him deep insight
into the Maasai tribe and his knowledge
and familiarity with wildlife throughout
Kenya and particularly in the Mara makes
him an extremely accomplished safari guide.
enjoys being out in the bush and sharing
the excitement with visitors. He is a
member of the Kenya Professional Safari
is one of the most sought after guides.
He enjoys sharing with clients his museum-inspired
feeling and understanding for the natural
world beyond the limits of the Big Game
of Africa. Peter has also worked at Lewa
Downs, the Aberdares, Lake Nakuru National
Park, Mombasa, Amboseli National Park
and The Masai Mara.
is one of the front-line team, there to
meet you at the airport, accompany you
on your Nairobi transfers and brief you
on the safari ahead. A passionate wildlife
conservationist and an active member of
the 'Youth Federation for Nature Conservation'.
is an enthusiastic guide, he entertains
clients with his wide-ranging interests
and anecdotes. As well as Professional
Safari Guiding with Origins the Vice-President
of the US based non-profit "Makenna
Foundation" which funds the education
of underprivileged children across Kenya.
is the first of many friendly faces you
will meet in Kenya. She meets our clients
at the airport, accompanies them to their
hotel and assists with the check-in process.
is one of Origins most sought after guides.
He enjoys meeting visitors and sharing
stories of his upbringing, culture and
typical family life in Kenya.
is CEO and Managing Director of Origins
Safaris (formerly East African Ornithological
Safaris). He took over the family business
from his parents Margaret and Don Turner
in the 1980’s and has used his passion
for adventure and the wild to market specialist
safari itineraries in East and Central
Africa to fellow photographers, adventurers,
culture heritage aficianados and wildlife
enthusiasts from all over the world.
attended the Outward Bound Mountain School
and ascended Mount Kilimanjaro's highest
peak, Uhuru. He is a member of the National
Museum Bird Committee and the Ornithology
Rarities Committee of East Africa.
joined Origins Safaris in 2005 as an expert
in ornithology and an accomplished all-round
driver-guide. He is a Kenya Professional
Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) silver