Jackson Looseyia

Thanks to his appearances as a presenter on the BBC wildlife program Big Cat Diary, Jackson Looseyia is one of Kenya’s best-known guides. His charm and easygoing nature are underpinned by an intimate knowledge of his Maasai homeland.

Jackson Looseyia was born in 1967 in the heart of the Maasai Mara. He grew up surrounded by wildlife and from an early age found it a source of inspiration. Tracking wild animals is in his blood – he comes from a long line of master hunters and trackers. Jackson’s father was a famous hunter who was imprisoned for eight years. On his release he became the quintessential poacher turned game-keeper and was appointed head ranger in the Southern Mara. As a young man Jackson’s father took him into the bush for six months of training. As a young man, Jackson quickly rose to become one of the first Maasai guides in the Mara and is now a partner in a leading Mara safari business and an established private guide.