Mara, Kenya
Ninian with his aughter Amelia

“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.”
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Ninian's zeal 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.

Ninians father Robert Lowis on a camel safari Ninian's mother on safari Ninian as a boy on the Mara Escarpment

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