People of Sosian Lodge Laikipia
Simon was born and brought up on his family farm in Laikipia and his knowledge of the bush, history and culture of Laikipia, and Kenya, is extensive. Having schooled in the UK and travelled through South America, Simon returned to Kenya in 2012, spending his days guiding our guests the length and breadth of Sosian and beyond, creating adventure at every turn! Not only is he an excellent guide but he is also a proficient horseman, Simon will get you walking, riding, fishing, camping or tubing the river, and make every experience more memorable than the last!
Having been a part of Sosian since 2001 Rosie’s role has grown into full time manageress of the lodge. Her genuine passion and enthusiasm is infectious and she understands the standards that are required to make every guest feel special and to take incredible memories home with them. Rosie is also a master in the kitchen and with a professional cookery course under her belt, guests will be utterly spoilt!
Ambrose (nicknamed Roots and Culture for his love of the bush and tribal traditions) is a Turkana from Northern Kenya. Ambrose is an enthusiastic guide and has a way of communicating the magic of the bush to guests by sharing his knowledge of the wildlife, culture, flora and fauna. He is wonderful with children, spending hours carving traditional sticks and bows for them and teaching them archery. He is also captain of the Sosian Staff Football Team and an avid soccer fan!
Misheck is a Silver Level guide. Having grown up in Laikipia and worked in the Mara and come back home, he has a wide range of experience and knowledge in the bush. Whether searching for the wild dogs or on a birding walk, Misheck will teach you all that he knows and share his experiences with you.
Nico is Sosian’s head chef and comes from western Kenya near Lake Victoria from the Kisii tribe. He has worked all over Kenya from Samburu to Mombasa and now Laikipia. Nicodemus is a great philosopher and famous for his fish curries and the coastal influence in his cooking.
David is our assistant manager at Sosian and started his career on a flower farm in Naivasha. In 2001 he moved to Sosian and helped renovate the ranch house and create the garden seen today. David is now involved with all aspects of running the lodge and looking after our guests and fortunately loves being busy.
Sean and Charlotte Outram
Sean is a born and bred Kenyan and after studying agriculture in England, he returned to Kenya, soon becoming the general manager at Sosian. As well as managing all aspects of running a 24,000 acre game ranch, Sean is also passionate about Sosian’s stud herd of Boran cattle, which he founded in 2006.
The task of caring for the wildlife and cattle in a mutually beneficial way is a fine balance, but a fascinating and rewarding task. Sean’s wife, Charlotte is a keen and experienced horsewoman and together with a team of 5 grooms runs our stables at Sosian as well as the Offbeat Safaris office.