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Andrew KaranjaHaving worked for two decades as a professional safari guide, Andrew founded Topcats Safaris Company to promote East African tourism and nature conservation on an even higher level.

Andrew is a certified safari guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife. He is a member of Nature Kenya (formerly East African Natural History Society) and holder of both Bronze and Silver Level certificates of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA). In addition, he was awarded certificates of “Know Kenya” and “Fundamentals of Ornithology” by the Kenya National Museum.

His exceptional interpersonal and communication skills were recognized when he was asked to take part in the award winning movie "Out of Africa" in 1985. His exemplary talent has also been recognized by the BBC when he provided guide services for their wildlife documentary series entitled "Big Cat Diary" presented by Jonathan Scott and Simon King. Another feather was added to his cap for taking part in the series "State of the Planet" presented by David Attenborough.

As a safari guide and a keen witness of the beauty of nature, Andrew has a delightful occupation roaming in East Africa's wilderness observing flora and fauna and sharing his experiences with guests. He owes gratitude to each guest and everyone who has been part of his adventure in nature.

 

Peter KamauPeter has a wealth of experience with East Africa's wildlife and birdlife, plus an extensive knowledge of their natural history. He is licensed as a safari guide by the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, a member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association where he attained a Bronze Level certificate, and he speaks fluent mother tongue, Kiswahili, English and German. He also obtained a Diploma in Ornithology from the East African Natural History Society.

Peter has a true passion for wildlife conservation having worked as a game ranger in Nairobi National Park, Meru National Park, and Masai Mara Game Reserve doing anti-poaching and de-snaring sweeps. This experience gives him a unique perspective which he enjoys sharing with his clients. He now divides his time between guiding for Topcats Safaris and doing conservation work in East Africa's national parks, game reserves and wilderness areas.

James Wainaina developed interest in nature at an early age in primary school as a member of Wildlife clubs of Kenya and Kenya scouting movement through to secondary school. After going through many different courses, he realized his interests were in wildlife and birds conservation. He joined various conservation organizations, including the Wildlife Club of Kenya (WCK), The East African Wildlife Society, Kenya Forest Working Group and East Africa Natural History (EANHS), now Nature Kenya.

He has been an active volunteer on the annual waterfowl census that has been organized by the National Museums of Kenya and Kenya Wildlife Service. His longtime association with the organizations enabled him to be selected to attend a month long Earth watch expedition in Budapest, Hungary.

James is a member of Nature Kenya, Kenya Wetland Working Group, Friends of Kinangop Plateau, Earth watch International and Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA). Having worked with these organizations, he has since gained knowledge and skill that enabled him to guide and explain different species of animals including research on Important Birds Areas (IBAs) in Kenya.

 

Patrick NgangaPatrick Ng’ang’a's wildlife and interest in conservation issues started in High school where he was a member of both drama and wildlife club and due to numerous trips to Kenya’s National parks.

After completing the school he opted for career in guiding working with well-known and respected eco-tour firms’ in 1995. He has since obtained a certificate Fundamental of Ornithology from Kenya National Museum and furthered his interests in Botany with tree identification and conservation course run by the Friends of Nairobi Arboretum (FONA), a project sponsored by Nature Kenya, formerly (East African Natural History Society).

He has also studied and obtained a certificate from US based National Association for Interpretation(NAI), enhancing natural guiding skills with ways of providing informative interpretation of surroundings and activities to maximize the guiding experience. He is a full member of Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) and passed both the Bronze and Silver level examinations.

 

Benard TheuriBernard’s passion for wildlife grew at a tender age after being actively involved in various conservation projects in school like the wildlife clubs, scout’s movement and friends of conservation at the slopes of Aberdare ranges in Kenya.

 

After completing Ordinary level in high school, he pursued his dream career in wildlife conservation and Tour guiding courses. He holds a diploma in Tour Guiding, a bronze level guide with Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association and a member of Nature Kenya.

 

Bernard is licensed by the Ministry of tourism and wildlife as a professional tour guide. He also speaks and understands basic Japanese language. He is an outgoing personality and passionate wildlife observer and has created a good relationship with his past guests both local and international.

 

 

Simon Wanjohi is passionate for wildlife conservation which started early in his life, and still practices various conservation projects up to date, including the ‘Lions of Tsavo project’ by Dr. Bruce Patterson- Head of mammology department of the Field Museums in Chicago, U.S.A. He has also worked for the ‘Tsavo elephant project’ by Dr Babra McKnight, Eco-tourism in Tsavo for community based programs and with University gap year students at the Taita Discovery Center in Tsavo. Simon has wealth of knowledge in tour guiding. His experience gives him a unique perspective which he enjoys sharing with both local and international guests.

Simon is a licenced professional safari guide by Kenya Government’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, a member of The Kenya Profession Safari Guide Association and a holder of Silver guide level certificate

 

 

 

Ignatius Mwangi.

Tours Consultant / Manager.

Ignatius has been in the tourism industry since the year 2007, when he joined Kenya Polytechnic University College for a Travel & Tourism Management course and graduated in 2010. He has worked with other well known tour company and tourism institution before joining Topcats safaris. Having been in the industry for several years now, Ignatius knows exactly what you are looking for and flawlessly executes safari programs to meet your request. With his vast knowledge he is the perfect person to assist you with your ground arrangements for Kenya / Tanzania / Uganda or Rwanda.

‘’I am really enjoying being in tourism Industry. I can easily make friends from different countries and learn something new about their cultures, Every day is a learning experience for me.’’

He speaks English, Kiswahili and German languages.

Ignatius likes travelling …Nature Photographing, Reading naturalist articles, Guiding.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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