Andrew Karanja

Professional Qualifications: KPSGA, Silver Level

Personal Attributes: Witty and Pleasant

Passion: Safari organizing and management, field guiding, bird watching and photography, family safaris, filming expeditions, flora and fauna research.

Commitment: Nature conservation and ecotourism

Others: Landscaper, ardent reader, farmer and investor

Andrew is a certified safari guide licensed by Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife. He is a member of Nature Kenya (formerly East African Natural History Society). In addition, he is a holder of both Bronze and Silver Level certificates from the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) which is the country’s most prestigious qualification for professional guides. He has been awarded certificates of “Know Kenya” and “Fundamentals of Ornithology” by the Kenya National Museum.  He is a graduate of Kenya Utalii College on Tour Guiding & Operations.

Andrew has over 22 years on safari wheels and his product knowledge gives him exceptional ability to make unique journeys and experiences, not merely tours. His work ethic is a model for Topcats Safaris service charter.

His exceptional interpersonal and communication skills were recognized when he was requested 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. A feather to his cap was added for taking part in the series “State of the Planet” presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC’s broadcasting legend.

As a safari guide and a lover of the beauty of nature, Andrew has a delightful occupation roaming East Africa‘s wilderness observing flora and fauna and still shares his experiences with all. He owes gratitude to safari enthusiasts and all who has been part of his learning adventure.