Jackson Looseyia

Jackson was born in the Maasai Mara sometime in 1967 and went to school in the Mara. He joined Rekero 1985 as a night guard when Ron and Pauline Beaton were farming, near the Mara, at Olaingabori. In 1987 Ron and Pauline founded what is now Rekero and Jackson was taken in as a junior tracker after following his late father who then was the chief tracker. Jackson then progressed to be the first Maasai guide in the Mara after Ron and Pauline identified his unusual talent for guiding.

Ron soon realized that Jackson needed to spread his wings and sent him to South Africa for exposure and learning. Filled with knowledge and inspiration he then guided for the next 15 years. In 1996 Jackson and Ron’s son Gerard took shares in Rekero and so a new chapter opened with the two childhood friends as business partners. In 2010 Jackson, while still heavily involved with Rekero, launched a new private homes concept named Nomadic Encounters. This fresh and dynamic idea has been designed to bring this magical region to guests on their own terms both in private houses and in 2011 an exclusive mobile camp was added to the offering. In 2008, Jackson became co presenter for the very successful Big Cat series in the big budget ‘Big Cat Live’ and since then has gone on to play an important role in many big screen productions including Disney’s African Cats, Planet Earth and a variety of wildlife productions. Over the years his public demand has taken him (and other Nomadic Encounters guides) across the globe as far as San Francisco and beyond. Jackson’s main talent and passion is guiding but he is increasingly knowledgeable on the stars along with many other aspects of life in the rural Kenya.

The guiding teams he has developed and nurtured continue to win international awards as recently as 2011 with a pending nomination for 2012.

He is married to Ann and together they have five children.

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