Africa Team

Nick Brandt, Co-Founder & President Medium

Born and raised in England, in 2001, Nick switched careers to embark upon a decade-long photographic project: a trilogy of books to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. With the final part of the trilogy completed in

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Richard Bonham, Co-founder, Director of Operations in Africa Medium

Richard is the son of an early well known Kenyan Game Warden, Jack Bonham. This meant he had an early and vivid introduction to Wildlife, the bush and conservation. After a spell of bush flying in the Sudan, Zaire and East Africa Richard went into

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Damian Bell, Project Manager, Tanzania Medium

Damian formed a safari company in Tanzania over 20 years ago called Sokwe. It became a leading ecotourism company that with others pioneered partnership tourism agreements with local communities to enable these communities to benefit from

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John Magembe, Platoon Commander, Tanzania Medium

John grew up in a small village adjacent to the Serengeti National Park. He only got the chance to go primary school and when he left school at 16, he had to find a life for himself. John got a job as a driver for an anti-poaching team in his home area.

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Craig Millar, Security, Big Life Kenya Medium

Craig is a fourth generation Kenyan who grew up on a cattle ranch in the Great Rift Valley. Having always been interested in wildlife and passionate about conservation, a degree in zoology from Newcastle University UK was the natural choice

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Samar Ntalamia, Project Officer, Kenya Medium

Having worked for various NGOs Samar has over six years experience in management position. Prior to joining Big Life he was operations and Fleet Manager at AID Village Clinics Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International

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Tom Hill, Board Director / Co-Founder of MPT / Predator Compensation Medium

Tom Hill, a graduate of the University of Texas and the Wharton School of Business (MBA in Finance) was a New York City-based entrepreneur for more than three decades. He co-founded Shoppers Voice, Inc. in 1968 (“the first

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Ole Kirimbai, Community Advisor, Tanzania Medium

Ole Kirimbai is a Maasai and was born in Tanzania on the slopes of Mt. Meru. He grew up as a child looking after his father’s cattle in and around the forests that is now occupied the sprawling town of Arusha. This fostered a child that has

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Jeremy Goss & Nikki Best, Conservation Project Managers, Kenya Medium

Jeremy Goss and Nikki Best come from two very contrasting backgrounds, brought together through a mutual love for all things wild.    Jeremy hails from South Africa, and has grown up immersed in Africa’s wildlife and places.

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Francis Legei, Commanding Officer, Big Life Kenya Medium

Born and raised in the Laikipia District of Kenya, Francis developed an affinity for wildlife as a young boy passing animals on his way to school. After completing high school, his dream to become a custodian of wildlife came true as he was selected

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