Born to a family, famous for work with wildlife and conservation in Kenya, Alex has all the enthusiasm, knowledge and first-hand experience needed to be one of Kenya’s most highly respected safari guides, continuing the family tradition of wildlife conservation.
Over the years, our guests have had the pleasure of joining Alex Hunter on walking safaris in East Africa. His grandfather, J A Hunter, was a famous hunter in early last century – he came from Scotland to seek adventure. Likewise, Alex thrives on adventure, walking and exploring areas on foot has always been his passion, Alex believes there is no better way to connect with the real Africa.
Alex operates his walking safaris all over East and Central Africa, the choice of region depends on your interests, the pace on safari is geared to your fitness, his criteria is off the beaten track. There is a full team of camp staff organising the lightweight mobile camp which moves ahead of you every few days, accessing wild areas of Kenya where you are unlikely to encounter other visitors.
His most adventurous and totally off the beaten track walking safaris up to Lake Turkana, the Chalbi desert and Sibiloi National Park, all in the very north of Kenya. Mountain climbs are another specialisation – Mt Meru, Mt Kenya and Mt Kilimanjaro in particular.
When not leading private walking safaris or mountain climbs, Alex hosts at his Ol Pejeta Bush Camp which is his home in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, northern Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a great success story, a fully integrated model of modern conservation with one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa, incorporating holistic ranching and land usage, providing crucial stability and management in this very diverse area of Kenya. The conservancy supports local communities and involves them in every way it can.