I met Joseph in 2009 on my first safari and visit to Kenya and have now had the privilege of being guided by him seven times. Walking to Lake Elementaita with Joseph has always been a highlight of my stay at Lake Elementaita Lodge and it has been fascinating to learn about the Maasai customs and traditional uses of plants from a Maasai warrior, resplendent in his red robes, and eager to share his culture with his guests. Joseph is an expert ornithologist who can identify hundreds of birds by both their appearance and their call. His patient instruction over the years has enabled me to gain a deep appreciation of the beautiful birds of East Africa and helped me to identify an ever increasing number of birds myself on each visit. Joseph’s enthusiasm and expertise are outstanding as is his ability to foster enthusiasm in his ‘pupils’. I consider myself very fortunate to have benefited from Joseph’s tuition and friendship over the years and look forward to my next visit. Asante sana Joseph.
Sue Miller, England