“Ninian, your intelligence, intellectual curiosity,
wit and sense of humour, the sense of delight you
have in all you see and do on safari is contagious.
We dearly hope that we have an opportunity to be on
safari with you a third magical time.”
and love for Africa is contagious and departing guests often
remark on his boundless energy and enthusiasm. Ninian’s
family has been in Kenya since the 1920s. He has lived here
all his life. The son of Robert Lowis, one of East Africa’s
most respected guides, and Yasuyo Lowis, a Japanese writer,
he spent much of his boyhood in wild and remote areas. His
upbringing gave him a lifelong interest in wildlife, as
well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the bush.
After gaining an honours degree in environmental biology
at Oxford Brookes University, Ninian returned to Africa.
Running safaris enabled him to be in the wilderness that
he loves so much. As well as operating adventure and luxury
safaris in Kenya and Tanzania,
he has led boat trips up the Omo River in southern Ethiopia,
taken groups to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, tracked gorillas
in the mountains of Rwanda and
Uganda, and guided guests in numerous
southern African countries. His work with Dr Meave Leakey
instilled a lasting interest in paleoanthropology and human
evolution. After 22 years in the safari business, Ninian continues to pursue his ambition
to be the best safari operator on the continent.
Check out images
from Ninians latest safaris, or have a look at our selection
of photos from the the Lowis
& Leakey family archives.