Tiampati Manei is my name, Tim came as a nick name from a Guest on Safari who could not pronounce Tiampati and ended up calling me Tim. I hail from a humble background in Maasai Land Kajiado County .Being born and living among animals in Maasai land, made me love and develop passion for them.Our home was a corridor for wildebeest migrating from Amboseli to Nairobi national park and vice versa.
Safari jeeps were always passing close to our home heading to Amboseli National Park and I recall telling my Mum one day I will be driving this vehicles. Not knowing that few months after high School i was to join a guiding training college in Masai Mara for a period of two years that will see me through my childhood dream.
Upon completion of my vigorous field studies my working career begun.first i joined Oldarpoi Mara Camp in the year 2012 and started working as a guide and Naturalist, and from this i gained a lot of knowledge of both flora and fauna of these famous Masai Mara Eco system.Secondly i felt the urge to explore the rest of Kenya and i landed myself in wild eye Destinations, it’s a photographic company. I learned more about Safaris, photography and many things in the hospitality industry though it was still station in the Mara and my knowledge for this famous reserve increased immensely.Thirdly the urge for more exposure made me look for another opportunity that will enable me guide through East Africa. And in the year 2016 i joined Sunworld safaris for more exposure and exploring my Country Kenya. More so i needed to build my Career more effectively by guiding photographers and birders on personal level. I currently feel I got that chance in Sunworld Safaris. This is a safari company and also a bigger transporter in Kenya.
Am a modern Man who likes keeping to his heritage roots, though I like my tradition, I have my education qualification at hand. The 6 years in the industry enable me have the following qualifications since what am doing is based on experience.
- A Diploma Certificate in Tour Guiding and Administration
- A Member of KPSGA and a Silver level Guide among the 200 best in the Country
- A Member of Nature Kenya and holds a Certificate in Fundamentals of Ornithology
- Photography Knowledge on the basic guiding skills acquired through experience on the field.
I have specialized in guiding wildlife photographers to most of the National parks in Kenya. And spending many hours trying to get you the best of the pictures you should have while on safari.Am also passionate about birds, I guide birders and I know most of the East Africa birds. Am a member of Nature Kenya and during my free time I go on bird watching with my friends trying to find new lifers.