James was born in 1958 and grew up on his family farm near Machakos. He spent his early years looking after cattle across the tribal Wakamba countryside. Without formal education these experiences formed the base of his love and knowledge of Kenya's flora and fauna. James has been guiding safaris for over twenty years. Prior to joining Safaris Unlimited (Africa) in 2000 James worked as a freelance driver/guide for a number of different Tour Operating firms. James is one of a very few silver badge professional guides. He is a brilliant ornithologist and his extreme love for the bush exudes in his personality.
James is fluent in English and Kiswahili.