One of Kenya’s most distinguished safari guides, Paul was born on the northern outskirts of the Maasai Mara game reserve. He grew up herding cattle on the savannas, where he grew to know the bush and its flora and fauna intimately. Yet his childhood passion was aimed at becoming a safari guide one day, and during this period, he developed the necessary knowledge and skills for that endeavor, such as tracking, recognizing spoor, and identifying animal behavior and alarm calls.
Paul has a particular interest in leopards and has worked with the BBC Natural History film unit since 2006 as a specialist leopard tracker and consultant for the BBC’s Big Cat Week and Big Cat Live programs. He also took part in shooting the BBC documentary “The Truth About Lions” in 2009, as well as helping Disney Nature during the filming of African Cats in 2009-10.
Paul also had a keen eye for studying birds as a child, a pursuit he has nurtured ever since. He is a specialist East African birder and currently conducts research into vultures in the Maasai Mara in conjunction with the National Museum of Kenya’s Department of Ornithology and the Peregrine Fund. He is a major activist in the arena of vulture conservation.
Paul has worked as a guide in the wilderness areas of Kenya and northern Tanzania for some 20 years and is one of just 20 Gold Level (highest ranking) guides in Kenya. He helped set up the first training school for safari guides in the Serengeti, has been involved with training guides in Rwanda, and is a director of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA). Among all these commitments, he still finds time for his first love: guiding guests through the natural wonders of East Africa.