Felix Wambugu, of the Kikuyu tribe, was born in central Kenya. His father was a traditional herbalist with a keen interest in medicinal herbs and when Felix was growing up, his father worked for Kenya's forestry department as an advisor on planting techniques and species identification. Felix's early insights into East African botany adds a unique perspective to his knowledge. In 1968, Felix was recruited to work as a ranger in Tsavo National Park and became part of the government's anti-poaching efforts during the time when elephant and rhino poaching were at their heights in this park. He has fascinating stories to tell about his life as a ranger and tracker in Tsavo. He later joined a safari outfitter in the Northern Frontier District and led wildlife safaris throughout Samburu and Kenya's desert north, gaining a great knowledge of the tribes and customs of the north. Felix is a wonderful guide with a deep knowledge of the bush, the wildlife, the varied cultures, and ecosystems of Kenya. When not guiding, he enjoys photography, soccer, and conservation activities, and he's a great raconteur with a wealth of anecdotes of life in pre- and post-independence Kenya.
Loved Felix. You could not do better.
Felix is a great Trip Leader. His wildlife knowledge is impressive and he has a great sense of humor and a caring manner. I learned much from him.
Felix was fabulous, always cheerful, knowledge, and a great game spotter.