James Morinte was born on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment, overlooking the Masai Mara and Kichwa Tembo, where his family has lived for generations. He is a traditional Maasai elder, living in a modern world. James worked and trained as a Ranger and Naturalist Guide at Kichwa Tembo & Bateleur Camp. After retiring, James joined Custom Safaris as a Senior Guide, permanently stationed in the Masai Mara, where he lives with his large family. He is known as “Chairman”, as he is the Chairman of the group of local Maasai Landowners. James is a member of the Kenya Professional Safaris Guides Association (KPSGA). James loves taking clients to visit his home and meet his children and see the many projects his wives are involved in. James is very proud of all of his children and has the distinction of having the first child in his home area to attend University. As a young Maasai Warrior, James went on traditional lion hunts, which are not allowed today.

James Morinte

Senior Guide

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