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James Sengeny

“I love being a guide, sharing nature with other people. I think I am in the right office, here in the bush.”


James Sengeny

Tuleto ole Sengeny, Call me "James"

The best of the new generation of safari guides - passionate, motivated and optimistic, these guides are committed to preserving their homes’ wildlife and culture. James is not only an incredible guide, but a long-time best friend. He is 100% part of the Uncharted family. 

Uncharted Safari Guide, Tribal Elder, Conservationist
James has always had a keen interest in wildlife as he was born and raised in a village situated within the greatest wildlife area in the world – Kenya’s Masai Mara.  As a young child James, his brothers and his friends would track elephant and lion on foot, and chase wildebeest in their own backyard.  It was from a very young age that Tuletto developed his keen tracking skills and he has since become one of the premier guides in Kenya. Today Tuletto continues to live in the Mara with his family, continuing to share his prolific knowledge with the community and visitors alike. 
 
James cut his teeth guiding as an apprentice guide to Chip Cunningham (wildlife guide and bush pilot in Kenya 1992-1997). He began his guiding on mobile safaris with Chip throughout Kenya and Tanzania in the early 90’s and then went on to become a head guide at Ol Donyo Wuas from 1994-1997.  James continued guiding at the Masai Mara’s Rekero from 1997-2009 before branching out on his own as an independent guide.  

He has travelled extensively throughout Kenya and is fascinated by botany, insects and birds, although watching a troupe of baboons chase off a pride of lions will make his day, and will certainly make yours as he narrates the antics!  His impersonations are legendary and keep everyone in stitches  as you witness the real life dramas and comedies of the Mara.  James has always had an uncanny ability to bring everything to life - he finds as much joy in the “little five” as he does in the “big five”.  He loves exploring with children, and with his kind disposition and wicked sense of humor, he brings Africa to life in so many amazing ways.  He is hugely popular with our guests and highly sought after which is why he is our premier Maasai Guide!


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