Martin, Anikia, Kailani and Mole!
Martin is fourth generation Kenyan, born and raised on the nearby Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. With over 10 years guiding experience he has a huge empathy and knowledge of the bush.
His other interests include motor biking, paragliding, flying and fly fishing. He has also been a professional angler and is an angling guide. Martins main passion is his birds of prey. He has been a falconer for 20 years and has started a small rehabilitation centre for sick and injured raptors based at Tassia. His life’s mission is to establish a world class raptor breeding and rehabilitation center.
Martin also a qualified pilot and is now flying to aid a number of conservation projects including Save the Elephants.
Anikia Henley, was born and raised in Kenya. Her parents were in the safari business, Dad a guide for Ker and Downey Safaris and Mum a Cordon bleu chef. She grew up embedded in the safari beach/bush lifestyle. She went on to use her artistic skills developing brand identities and layouts for newsletters, proposals, as well as advertising campaigns, mainly for the non profit organization including Space For Giants.
Anikia has also managed Mikes Camp in the Lamu archipelago for 8 years, recently voted one of Africas top eco camps, and continues to support the local community of Kiwayu Island. In the past three years she has met Martin Wheeler, had a baby girl Kailani, and is now based mainly at Tassia. She’s a keen photographer, Kiteboarder, scuba diver and free diver, and enjoys fly fishing and yoga. She loves anything creative, recycling or using natural materials to sustain the environment and underdeveloped communities.
Mole a German Short haired Pointer is his second in command. A dog with a huge personality he is a great host and good company.