In April 2016 we announced the very exciting news of a partnership between Wilderness Safaris and Governors’ Camp Collection. Governors’ safari camps are located in prime areas in two of Africa’s top bucketlist destinations, Kenya’s Masai Mara and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.
Warren Ozorio, Group Environmental Coordinator at Wilderness Safaris, together with Michael Kirungi, Operations Manager of Governors’ Camp Collection, have been working closely together on training and environmental projects. The team at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge run by Governors’ recently hosted several of our newly-employed Bisate staff on a training course at their lodge in Rwanda.
We got chatting to Michael to find out more about his position within Governors’ Camp Collection and what this entails:
“As a boy scout in my teenage years in high school, I enjoyed several adventure trips. I loved adventure and this led to me studying at a formal outdoor leadership school where I obtained a Diploma in Outdoor Activity.
At Daystar University, I pursued a B. Comm degree in Accounting for four years and successfully graduated in June 2004. In 2005, I started working with Governors’ at the head office in Nairobi as a junior accountant. My flexibility and hard work enabled me to rise through various departments and ranks that included Payroll, Human Resources, Marketing, Finance and more! In the course of my duties as a Camp Relief Manager, I have had the opportunity to host and look after various VIPs and guests from different countries. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to have travelled and worked in Kenya and in Rwanda. The Governors’ Collection and Wilderness Safaris’ partnership is paving the way for many fantastic opportunities to work together in incredible wilderness areas such as these.
In late 2016 I was offered the position of Operations Manager and this has been my role to date. I believe in hard work and have been working closely with Warren in the field of Environment Sustainability and have learnt a lot in the process. I have since acquired the title of Regional Environmental Officer for Governors’ properties.
I am always open to new learning experiences and love sharing knowledge and helping wherever I can.”
Keep an eye out for further environmental and training updates on our blog.