Stanley Kaarithi is from Kenya’s Kikuyu tribe. He grew up on his family farm in Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley. His father was a tour guide before him and always encouraged his son’s keen interest in wildlife and conservation, so the job is second nature to Stanley. After completing secondary education near Nairobi, Stanley studied French at the Alliance Francaise and trained in Tour Operations at Kenya’s tourism college. Now a fully qualified silver member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association, he attended the US National Association of Interpretation Outreach Course in Kenya, completed the Nature Kenya ornithology program, and attended the National Museums of Kenya Indigenous Tree Identification seminars. He is also a trained first aider. Stanley strongly believes that he learns something new on every trip from his clients, and likewise he enjoys telling stories of his culture and sharing traditional songs in Swahili. Stanley is married and has two sons. In his spare time, he is training to be choirmaster and pianist in his local church. In 1996, Stanley was part of a 200-strong choir who sang to welcome Pope John Paul on his visit to Kenya.
Stanley was excellent! He was knowledgeable, personable, and great to be with. He really went out of his way for us and we felt like he cared that we had the best time that we could.Gary R., Garrison, NY
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