When there is genuine news concerning Kicheche, it is worthy of documentation and a credit not just to the individual but to the whole safari company. We are thrilled that James Nampaso has been short-listed in the World Guide Awards. We would love it if you could join him and other Kichechians at the Royal Geopgraphical Society on the 2nd October, details here.
We would also love it if you could please send your endorsements to either: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the World Guide Awards survey here, listing all the reasons, serious and even not so serious about why he should be included in such esteemed company.
James started fifteen years ago in housekeeping and has worked his way through the camp to become one of the most requested guides in the Mara. He has many skills but this quote sums him up beautifully: ‘ he was on the radio and phone simultaneously, in four wheel drive, negotiating a sticky patch of glutinous mud. He was still talking gently to my son and somehow managed to spot a leopard and cub that were invisible, even to our binoculars.’ James is special, like all of our staff and he is at great pains to point out that this is recognition of the whole Kicheche team.
As you can see he is also a superb photographer, a craft honed over many thousands of game drives, a skill he is always happy to pass on. He is also our friend. Right now he is very proud as every Kicheche staff member is.
This is close season but we felt, rightly, that Spot should be dragged from its wet season torpor. Thank you.
‘I have photographed all over Africa for thirty years but my success and enjoyment is markedly higher when James is at the wheel, he really is a magician in so many ways.’