Jackson Sayialel, KPSGA Silver Level
Jackson was born to be a guide having grown up just a mile from the famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve. His interpretive knowledge of wildlife stems from the early childhood having grown up close to many wild animals. Jackson is our Head Guide at Porini Lion Camp. After the completion of his high school course in Ololulung’a High School, he worked as a teacher before going to the Koiyaki Guiding School to take a course as a guide. Apart from his guiding courses, Jackson has attended a number seminars and workshops in hospitality and tourism management. Jackson joined Gamewatchers and Porini Camps in 2007, a few months after the establishment of Olare Orok Conservancy (Now Olare Motorogi Conservancy) in 2006.. He holds a silver certificate from the Koyiaki Guiding School and really enjoys bird watching, natural and wildlife history. His favorite experience in the wild is during the wildebeest migration as the Mara is teeming with wildlife. He loves the lappet faced and the white-backed vultures, and his favorite land mammal is the giraffe. Jackson believes that the expansion of conservancies is a great space for conserving wildlife.
Ben Munke Tongoyo, KPSGA Silver Level
Ben Munke is from Narok County. Ben is a great guide with the ability to spot wildlife and different bird species. He enjoys conducting nature walks , loves being with people, and has vast knowledge of the flora and fauna of his surroundings. Ben’s work experience includes being a teacher at Lenkanka High school, and a guide in the Shompole conservancy prior to coming to Porini Safari Camps. His love for wildlife made him join clubs such as Wildlife Club of Kenya as well as Friends of Conservation. He studied at the Koyiaki Guiding School and is now a silver rated guide. He has been with Porini for 7 years.
Bill Simat Kupai, KPSGA Silver Level
Bill Kupai is from Narok County. He is sociable and has a vast knowledge of wildlife having grown up in the Ol Kinyei region. He attended the Nairobi Aviation College where he studied tour guiding and administration. Bill worked as a teacher at Ololbormurt Primary School, and has also worked with various NGOs in the Sekenani sublocation. Bill is a KPSGA silver rated guide. Bill has been at the Porini Rhino Camp for almost four years having joined in October, 2010.
Wilson Saningo Pere, KPSGA Silver Level
A lively and sociable person, Wilson grew up in Narok County at Ol Kinyei group ranch. He started his work experience as a trainee Naturalist. He has excellent knowledge in the flora and fauna of his natural environment. He is a silver level guide trained at Koiyaki Guiding School. He initially worked with Porini as a room steward, then became a waiter and a storekeeper. He then decided to fulfill his passion by becoming a full time guide and spotter, and is now a full time Silver driver guide. He has been a part of the Porini family for 7 years.
Daniel Mamai, KPSGA Silver Level
Daniel was born and raised in Eselenkei near the Amboseli National Park. Daniel Mamai loves to spot both birds and mammals as he is passionate about what he does. He studied at the Tsavo Park Hotel institute and he is now a silver rated guide with the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. He has worked with various organizations previously including the Africa Conservation Center. His favorite animal is the elephant. He has been part of the Porini family since June, 2002 and is based at Porini Rhino Camp as head guide.
Jackson Liaram Minteeng, KPSGA Silver Level
Jackson’s career inspiration was to be a major player in the field of wildlife and tourism management. He has a silver certificate in Field and Tour guiding from the Koiyaki Guiding School and has studied wildlife and tourism, natural history, animal behavior, culture and history, communications and first aid. Jackson has been working in the field since 2006 and joined Porini in 2011 where he is a full time guide and host at the Adventure Camp in Ol Kinyei. He is not only a guide, but a Born Naturalist with an in depth knowledge in conservation, community approaches to conservation and management roles. Jackson enjoys bird watching, walking amongst the wild, reading, athletics and is at one with nature when he is out driving and spotting. His best wildlife experience was tracking the elusive Lions of Selenkay and witnessing a black rhino fight an elephant in the Maasai Mara. His favorite animal is the giraffe.
Wilson Kasaine, KPSGA Silver Level
Wilson loves Kenya and calls it a “magical place to be!” Quoting him: “Kenya’s physical geography ranges from high mountains including spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, rolling plains, rivers and lakes, equitorial forest, grasslands, bushlands and even deserts – what is there not to love?” Wilson is passionate about what he does as he enjoys guest interaction, and feels that he also learns so much from everyone he meets. His love for the outdoors is reflected in his actions when he takes guests on game drives for various sightings. His incredible knowledge of the flora and fauna of nature, and diverse facts on various subjects makes him a unique “teacher” in wildlife and conservation based at Porini. Wilson has a certificate in Travel and Tourism and a Diploma of Tourism and Business Studies from the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) and is a silver rated guide. He has been with Gamewatchers and Porini since 2006.
Andrew Saruni, KPSGA Silver Level
Andrew was born and raised in Narok. He is a Silver rated guide, but has largely acquired all his guiding and training skills on the job. He holds a diploma in journalism from Kenya Polytechnic University. His aim for 2014 is to achieve a gold rating certification. Andrew has a sensitive eye out in the field, and photographers often request for him when they came down. He is also part of the East African Ornithological Society, Narok County Youth-Led Group, Maa Association and Friends of City Park. His favourite bird is the Lilac-Breasted Roller and his favorite mammal is the Leopard. One of his best wildlife experiences was watching a Pygmy Falcon, the smallest raptor in East Africa kill a male Red-Headed Agama, a colorful lizard larger than the 8” Falcon. Andrew joined us at Porini Rhino Camp in 2011 and is now a full time guide at Porini Amboseli Camp.
Meshack Sayialel, KPSGA Bronze Level
Meshack is a man of hospitality and he is an excellent guide. He grew up in the Olare Orok area which is now better known as Olare Motorogi Conservancy (OMC). His knowledge of the bush and the area within the OMC is unbeatable. He went to school in Talek and Narok High School before pursuing a course in guiding and he is now a KPSGA Bronze Level and soon to be a Silver Level guide. Meshack has attended several workshops and seminars in guiding both in Narok and Nakuru where flamingo birds are a main attraction. Meshack has been with Porini for 6 years and is one of our guides based at Porini Lion Camp.
John Siololo, aka Big John, KPSGA Bronze Level
John Siololo is affectionately known as ‘Big John’ among the Masai Mara Guides. John has a vast knowledge of the bush and unusual ability to spot the elusive wild animals such as leopard and black rhino. He went to School in Talek and Narok, and later to Koiyaki Guiding School where he achieved his certificate and Bronze Level Guiding. John has worked for various NGOs including ILRI (International Livestock & Research Institute) and game lodges before joining Porini Safari Camps where he has now worked for 3 years.