Ethan Kinsey

Ethan Kinsey is a 3rd generation Tanzanian, born and raised in a village near Arusha. His passion for nature started at an early age, playing in rivers and forests behind his home, and traveling with his parents to remote parts of Tanzania, where, while his father was visiting farmers he would explore the bush with his mother, an avid birder and plant collector. He doesn’t remember his first safari because he was too young but his parents’ enthusiasm for the outdoors certainly rubbed off on him! After completing a Bachelor of Science at Ithaca College and a guiding course in South Africa, Ethan returned to Tanzania at the beginning of 2004. He managed Mwagusi Safari Camp in Ruaha National Park, where he also helped train guides. After two and a half years he moved back north to Arusha and began managing, guiding and leading walks at Suyan Camp in the Serengeti. He now works as a private guide throughout East Africa including guiding trips to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition to his private guiding, Ethan is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Biodiversity Conservation & Management through the University of London. Ethan rarely gives up an opportunity to be in the bush, whether birding, guiding, teaching, studying, or assisting in research.