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Interview: Joseph Lepore - Little Observationist
Joseph (along with his spotter Kappen) was an amazing guide for Jorge and I when we went on our safari in Kenya. We became Facebook friends because he loves to take photos when he’s out in the Maasai Mara where he was born, grew up and now works for Offbeat Mara. He was excited to share a bit about the Maasai culture with us, how it has changed over the years under Western influences and he also tell us what it’s like to see lions and elephants every day while driving clients across the reserve. LO: Tell us a bit about yourself. JL: My name is Joseph Lepore. I was born and live in the south-east of the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. I’m married to one wife and we are blessed with two kids. I’m a professional safari guide working with Offbeat Mara. My hobbies are bird watching, playing volleyball, watching movies and Maasai dance. LO: Tell us about your career. How did you become a safari guide? JL: I joined Aitong Primary for eight years then I went to Kiptewit High School for four years. Here, I developed a keen interest in planting trees as a member of Friends …