Meet the Team

Karmushu Kiama

Lodge Manager

Karmushu started at Lewa Wilderness over thirteen years ago as a spotter. He then worked his way up to be a walking guide, then a driver guide, and then he became head guide at Wilderness. He has now been hosting at the lodge for over seven years. His home is just outside the conservancy, so he has grown up knowing Lewa as a very special place. He developed a passion for wildlife as a young Maasai boy watching his family’s cows out in the bush, and the elders in his community trained him as a tracker.

Karmushu enjoys sharing his knowledge of nature, bush skills and the traditional Maasai culture. He lives here at Wilderness with his lovely wife, Fatuma, and their four children, but he still goes home to his cows and his family in a nearby village.

Willem & Iris

Lodge Managers

Willem and Iris joined Karmushu and the rest of the team in December 2017. In the years before they were managing safari camps throughout Botswana. Willem and Iris are both very keen photographers and love getting out and about exploring Kenya in their time off.

Harry Dyer

Waco Pilot

Harry was born in to an aviation family in Kenya and grew up on Lewa and the surrounding areas, After doing his training in the United states he flew for a local airline before moving across to wildlife and conservation work. He has spent the last years working for various organisations doing anti poaching and patrol work in the Maasai Mara and in Tsavo National Park as well as private charters flying guests all over Kenya, His passion for aviation has seen him work in many fields within the aviation industry and in January he joined the Wilderness team flying our Waco. His in-depth knowledge of the local area allows clients to experience a once in a life time flight around the beautiful landscape that surrounds us!

Miranda Simpson

Riding Manager

Miranda Simpson looks after the Wilderness stables. She's incredibly experienced with horses and veterinary practice and looks forward to riding with your clients out and about on Lewa.

Shadrack

Head Chef

Shadrack is a key member of the team and is responsible for creating all the healthy food at Lewa Wilderness. He loves working with the fresh fruits & vegetables we grown organically at the lodge. He varies and designs his own menu's, and he can create the most delicious deserts as easy as he makes gluten frees cookies, vegetarian menu's as well as any other requests that are thrown at him.

The Guides

From left to right:

Mungai – Driver guide who has worked at Lewa Wilderness for over 26 years

John Ken – Trainee guide.

Supukia – Camel and walking guide who has worked at Lewa Wilderness for over 10 years.

Francis – Has been with us at Lewa Wildenress for 7 years, first working as a waiter and now trained as a driver guide.

Johnson – Our Head Guide, Johnson is from the Il Ngwesi community ranch. He started working on Lewa in 2004 and is qualified as a Silver guide and studying for his Gold. He is also trained in Eco-Training and has a certificate in Flora and Fauna.

Karamushu – Our manager and a top guide.

Mwangi – Driver guide who has worked at Lewa Wilderness for over 16 years.