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Our Private Safari Guides

In the early days of African safaris, intrepid travelers would venture into wild lands that were truly “unknown,” exploring in the company of rugged safari guides. Nowadays, safaris are more sophisticated—our accommodations are downright luxurious and our adventures are exceptionally safe—but still, to this day, a highly qualified guide is the key to making a good safari truly outstanding. For nearly 30 years Natural Habitat has been known worldwide as the nature travel company to choose when it comes to placing a high value on guiding services. Whether it's tracking stealthy predators or identifying unusual birds, Natural Habitat's outstanding guides make all the difference. 

When you arrange your custom Africa adventure through Natural Habitat Safaris, you have the choice to use camp-based driver-guides at each location, or an NHS Private Safari Guide who will provide exclusive services to your group throughout the duration of your safari. Your dedicated private guide is by your side at every turn, sharing firsthand knowledge of the African bush and local cultures in an intimate and personalized manner. As you go over your safari details in consultation with our staff, please inform us that a Private Safari Guide is of interest to you, and we will secure rates for your specific itinerary.

Joe Charleson

Along with his wife, Gillian, Joe Charleson manages Natural Habitat Safaris from Kenya, where he divides his time between Nairobi, Leleshwa Camp, and the bush...

Andy Corbett

When that African bug bit Andy, it bit hard. Growing up on a farm in county Wicklow, Ireland, Andy’s father was passionate about the great outdoors and passed this onto his son. In true Irish style...

Anton Childs

Though Anton was born in Yorkshire, his life has taken him all over Kenya in a variety of guide and camp management positions. He grew up in Western Kenya after his parents moved...

Brad Hansen

Brad Hansen was born in South Africa. After studying agriculture and spending many years working as a guide and running safari companies throughout Africa, Brad decided to follow...

David Kasura

David Kasura is Leleshwa Camp’s head guide. With 16 years’ guiding experience under his belt, he still finds every day in the bush with his safari guests as exciting as the first. David’s passion for safari guiding began early, in the context of...

Mike McCartney

Born in Nairobi in 1967, Mike McCartney is a second-generation Kenyan whose grandparents moved to Kenya from Ireland in the early 1920s. On the farms where he grew up, and encouraged by his father’s passion...

Robert Rerende

Robert Rerende is a Maasai from Morijo in Kenya’s remote Loita Hills, and is our resident guide for our Loita Hills hiking safari. He grew up in the traditional Maasai manner...

William Tumate Ole Siara

William is a Maasai, born at the foot of the Loita Hills. He grew up herding his parents’ cattle before a government directive required that every family must send at least one child to school...

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