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Max Melesi

Intimately acquainted with the wild from an early age, Max’s journey began in the heart of the Safari industry. As the son of Tim Melesi, a prominent figure in the Ker & Downey Safari Company, Max's first brush with safari adventure came before his first birthday. Growing up, his school holidays were synonymous with traversing the East African landscapes, aaccompanying his father on safari’s througout east Africa.


Max's passion for these lands blossomed. Graduating from school, he carved his path by establishing a Kitesurfing school along the Kenyan coast, a testament to his affinity for both adventure and the allure of the ocean. He then moved into the Safari industry, managing several high-end boutique lodges, gaining knowledge in hospitality and high end tourism. But what he was most drawn to was being out there, in remote wild places, and therefore became a full-time safari guide. 


Max's insatiable curiosity led him to the realms of film and music production, where he honed his craft and creativity. A gifted photographer and videographer, his lens captures not just moments, but emotions and stories. Whilst on safari, Max’s knowledge and experience behind the camera is always a fantastic addition for any guests who are keen photographers. 


For the past eight years, Max has guided safari enthusiasts through the heart of East Africa. His intimate knowledge of the region's landscapes, wildlife, and cultures serves as the foundation for unforgettable journeys. With a deep-seated respect for nature and a commitment to immersive experiences, Max crafts each safari as a narrative of discovery and appreciation.

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