Jesse is fifth-generation Kenyan and was brought up in a safari family. He was schooled in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi and then decided to pursue a career in Tourism and Safari.
When he was 18, Jesse went down to Botswana and was trained as a Lead Trails Guide and a nature guide at the Okavango Guiding School.
Jesse’s first-ever job was working for Offbeat Mara Camp, a small tented camp in a secluded part of South Kenya called Mara North Conservancy. In this amazing location, Jesse carried out numerous walking safaris, accumulating a lot of hours and experience. Just a few of his fantastic game-viewing incidents included walking with lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, and cheetah, as well as all the other common plains game. He considers this area a gem of Paradise, as it boasts such an immense concentration of game.
Through his childhood, Jesse had the benefit of being able to explore much of Kenya’s wilderness and parks due to his father’s vast knowledge of Kenya and because he was born into the tourism industry. He picked up a wealth of knowledge during his younger years while travelling in Tanzania and Uganda, and he has ample experience and knowledge of the Mara especially, as he spent a lot of time there especially during long school holidays and family trips.