Alex Hunter is the owner of the camp and was born in Kenya in the mid 1960’s, into a family of Irish and Scottish descent which has always been closely involved with Africa’s wildlife and people since the turn of last century. His namesake and grandfather was the record-holding commercial game hunter and well-known author J.A. Hunter.
Alex was brought up in Kenya and Tanzania. He has guided for over 30 years now since starting in his teens, working and travelling extensively throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, seeking out the most interesting wilderness areas.
From his first safaris in Tsavo National Park in Kenya, to management of the Sand Rivers Lodge in Tanzania and running mobile walking safaris in the Masai Mara, walking and exploring areas on foot has always been his passion. Ol Pejeta Bush Camp on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the only owner-managed tourism operation on the Conservancy and is the culmination of a lifelong dream for Alex. He believes there is no better way to connect with the real Africa than getting out there and walking to feel a part of the landscape.
He has a relaxed and humorous approach and a comprehensive experience of the bush, combined with a deep understanding of and close rapport with the local people.
A keen surfer and runner – when he gets the time for a run on the plains on Ol Pejeta or the Lewa Half Marathon – Alex also leads climbs up Mount Kenya to Lenana, which he describes as “Africa’s most interesting mountain”.
After graduating from Newcastle University in 2009 James worked as a consultant in London for a few years. He soon realized that corporate life was not for him and escaped to Kenya. Having cut his teeth in the Mara he moved up to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in May 2014 to join the team.
James has travelled extensively through Sub-Saharan Africa and has experience working in South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.
A keen cyclist, rugby player and runner; James recently completed the Lewa Half Marathon alongside Alex Hunter and successfully climbed to Point Lenana on Mount Kenya with a group of guests.
Moses has been at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp for 6 years now and has held a variety of jobs in that time. Currently head of the front of house team, Moses will meet and greet you with his infamous smile (see photo!) and look after you for the duration of your stay.