Felix Wambugu

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' 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, 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.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips:

Wings Over Africa, July 1-12, 2012
The Great Migration Safari, July 22-August 4, 2013
Wings Over Africa, December 21, 2013-January 1, 2014
The Great Migration Safari, January 16-29, 2014
Wings Over Africa, February 15-26, 2014
The Great Migration Safari, July 18-31, 2014

Client Testimonials:


Loved Felix. You could not do better. Patricia O., Buford GA
Out of Africa
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. Martha B., New York NY
Out of Africa
Felix was fabulous, always cheerful, knowledge, and a great game spotter. Elaine C., Warwick RI
Out of Africa