Root and Leakey Land Rovers
East African Wildlife Safaris was originally called Root and Leakey Safaris.
Having spent the previous 8 years getting to know Kenya through working for the Kenyan Veterinary department, Jock was head hunted by the famous filmmaker Alan Root and archaeologist Richard Leakey in 1966 to assist them with their safaris. Jock then took over the business and changed its name to East African Wildlife Safaris.
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A lot of Jock's clients were involved in the film industry. He provided many camps for director Robert Halmi of the Hallmark Channel.
Jock with his clients
Jock - every bit the safari guide, scouting for wildlife
The famous safari guide Joseph Rotich (Bwana Chui to his friends) and Jock. Joseph was one of Jock's most talented guides. He always found the leopard!
Jonathan Scott in his youth- working at Jock's Mara River Camp as the manager. This was the start of what would become an extraordinary and successful career in wildlife and as a wildlife presenter.
Jock getting to know his clients over coffee in the mess tent.
Old style tents
Jock and Ashley taking a stroll with the Maasai herdsman
Our family on safari in 2000.
Robert and Ashley with Jock.
Ashley watching on and learning how to prepare food safari style.
Our spacious mess tents
How times have changed! The new modern Land Rovers are extremely well adapted for game viewing and off-roading.