Miranda came out to Kenya in 2016 to volunteer with horses on a nearby farm, after meeting the Craig’s and visiting Wilderness, she agreed to not get on her return flight home and take on managing the stables.
Growing up in the UK, Miranda was fortunate to be on a horse before she could walk and had a passion for eventing and later on playing polo. On her gap year she worked on farms in Australia with polo ponies and training young stock. After studying business at university, she never imagined ending up working in such a remote and beautiful place, surrounded by wildlife and horses.
Living and working out here has given Miranda incredible opportunities to explore Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on horseback, learn about the animals in their nature habitat and expand her veterinary knowledge and practical skills.
Miranda is now also involved in the marketing side of Lewa Wilderness, and runs our social media pages!
Coming from Ngarendare neighbourhood village, Johnson has worked at Lewa Wilderness for 3 years, but in Lewa Conservancy for 14 years!
As our Head Guide, he also helps with hosting guests. Johnson is passionate about wildlife and loves ornithology. He is working on his Gold Level Guiding Certificate after acquiring his Silver, and is a senior board member of the neighbouring conservancy (Il’ngwesi).
Mungai has been with us for over 26 years. He is from the Mutunyi neighbourhood and is a man of many talents!
Mungai is our chief mechanic and electrician, tending to our beloved Landcruisers. And despite getting on in age, he has the eyes of an eagle, making him an excellent guide who misses nothing on the horizon.
Emmanuel is from Mutunyi village. He started at the lodge working as groom, shortly becoming our head horse guide and a key member of our driver guide team. This man of many talents has a love of wildlife and tourism. A Silver level guide (and working on Gold), he’s been with us for almost 10 years, and is a fabulous horse guide.
head to the next sectionS to discover our accommodation options
plus the activities and amenities on offer, beyond our incredible game drives.