About Us

We are a passionate team of internationally acclaimed photographers, well experienced field guides and ecological scientists
operating a unique bush camp in the Maasai Mara for people who make an impact

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Our Team

Hermis Haridas

As an autodidact, he has developed his skills through self-learning and has established himself as a leading figure in the world of nature photography. His passion for nature and dedication to his craft has led to his success as an internationally acclaimed photographer and mentor. He has led multiple photo trips to many exotic wildlife locations and has extensive experience in organizing travel and teaching photography. He has also been involved in various awareness-building and conservation projects in Dubai and East Africa. His commitment to conservation has been an essential part of his life.

Nisha Purushothaman

She is one of the first few leading award-winning women photographers from India. An avid conservation photographer, with her extensive experience teaching photography to people of all ages and backgrounds, she is committed to increasing awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainability. She has been part of numerous awareness-building talks, seminars, panelists, and judges for many international photography events. Her work has received global recognition from prestigious organizations such as the United Nations, National Geographic, and BBC.

John Temut

John's upbringing in the Maasai land has made him a naturalist, with an innate understanding about wildlife and ecosystem. Over the last 15 years, John has put his naturalist skills to good use by guiding photographers through the Maasai Mara, where he is highly regarded for his ability to find the best photographic angles. He has been involved in setting up and managing safari camps within the reserve for many years. John's commitment to sustainable tourism has not only helped to create job opportunities for the local community but also ensures the preservation of the natural environment for future generations to enjoy.

Dr. Peter Hudson

An ecologist & conservationist with more than 40 years of experience in Africa. His innovative research has focused on the ecology of wildlife diseases and has made him a respected figure in the field. Currently, he holds the Willaman Professor of Biology position at Penn State University and is also a Professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science. In his capacity as an expert in the field of ecology, he will be able to provide valuable insights on the savannah ecology, offering talks and courses that provide a unique perspective on conservation.


Our core vision at Mara Trails Camp is to support the local Maasai community, and we are proud to allocate 50% of our profits towards achieving this goal. Through our efforts, we aim to create employment opportunities for the people of Maasai Mara and provide them with access to educational resources. We also strive to empower women in the community by providing them with opportunities to learn new skills and take on leadership roles.

In addition to our commitment to supporting the Maasai community, we are also involved in various community initiatives. These include providing access to clean water for the surrounding villages, as well as supplying food and fuel to the rangers who work to protect the local wildlife. We also provide support for women’s hygiene, which is an important aspect of community health.

At Mara Trails Camp, we believe that by supporting the local community, we can help to ensure the long-term conservation of the area’s unique wildlife and ecosystems. Through our initiatives, we hope to create a sustainable future for both the Maasai people and the natural world around us.