Peter Liech Adede is from the Luo tribe of western Kenya near Lake Victoria. Peter’s family name, Adede, comes from his father and literally means “locust,” for he was born at a time of locust invasion. At birth, as is Luo custom, Peter was also given a birth name. His birth name, Liech means “elephant.” Peter has been a safari guide since 1996 and holds certificates in ornithology and the study of plants of Kenya as well as the Know Kenya Course. He has also completed First Aid training with the Kenya Red Cross and has a Silver Level certificate from the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA). Peter grew up on a rural farm in western Kenya and after completing high school, moved to Nairobi and volunteered his services at the National Museum, working in the Ornithology, Mammology, Palaeontology, and Herbarium departments. He is still involved with the museum and is an active member of Nature Kenya, the Kenya Museum Society, and the Friends of Nairobi Arboretum. In his spare time, he acts as a museum and arboretum guide. In 1999, Peter won the museum society’s top award, a cast of a “Homo erectus” skull dating back 1.5 million years.
Peter's leadership, knowledge, and interaction with the group was superb!