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At Saruni Basecamp we believe that guides and good guiding are a very important part of your safari experience. We also believe that guides are the true ambassadors of our values and purpose. This is why we have chosen to select, train, and empower guides who come from the landowners’ communities: the land that they uncover for you is their land. It is what they love, understand and want to share with you.

In each property, we have a dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable team of guides. Many of them have been with us for many years. All of them are unique in their skills and professionalism. They are great fun. They have great skills. You’ll remember them and the time spent with them forever.

Here you see the heads of each guiding team. Next to them, there are many valuable team members.

Saruni Basecamp Our People Guides Lepayon Lekoitip

Lepayon Lekoitip

Saruni Samburu

Lepayon is a passionate guide with vast knowledge of the Samburu wildlife ecosystem from his upbringing as a Samburu herder. He joined the team as a tracker and later driven by his love for wildlife transitioned into a professional safari guide.

Saruni Basecamp Our People Guides Saruni Kisemei

Saruni Kisemei

Saruni Mara and Saruni Wild

With over 20 years of experience in guiding, Kisemei is a skilled guide and photographer with a fascination for nature & wildlife. He enjoys sharing his knowledge about his natural surroundings and cultural heritage with guests.

Saruni Basecamp Our People Guides Joseph

Joseph Lekaiale

Saruni Rhino

Meet Joseph, a knowledgeable safari guide with a passion for plants, birds, and rhino tracking. His expertise and love for these wildlife species make him an excellent guide for your safari in Samburu.

Saruni Basecamp Our People Guides Agnes

Agnes Nashipae Ntokoiwuan

Saruni Leopard Hill

Working as one of our skilled female guides, Agnes (Nash) has exceptional wildlife spotting skills, even for the most elusive creatures. Her engaging personality and deep knowledge of Masai Mara's wildlife species make game drives transformative adventures.

Saruni Basecamp Our People Guides Steven

Steven Ronkoi Nkumum

Saruni Eagle View

Steve is a passionate and experienced safari guide. He provides an unparalleled safari experience through captivating storytelling and cultural insights on game drives and walking safaris.

Saruni Basecamp Our People Guides Manfred

Manfred Tumanka Narinda

Basecamp Masai Mara

Manfred is an exceptional guide at Saruni Basecamp. His passion for both walking safaris and game drives is palpable, as he takes great pride in sharing the beauty and wonder of the Mara with guests. Whether on foot or by vehicle, you can be guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime.