David has lived in Kenya for over 35 years having arrived in Kenya as a specialist sports teacher. An active sportsman, he has served Kenyan cricket in various capacities including a Board Member of Cricket Kenya and as Chairman of the National Selection Committee on which he still serves. He was instrumental in setting up junior cricket development programmes and was awarded an MBE in 2009 for ‘services to underprivileged young people and cricket in Kenya’. He is the Project Director for the East Africa Cricket and Educational Foundation, a UK registered charity, promoting character development through sport in acutely disadvantaged schools in Kenya. He is currently Club Cricket Captain of Kenya Kongonis Cricket Club.
His passion for wildlife, ornithology and photography is highly infectious and has proved invaluable in designing itineraries that combine the best of Kenyan sport with the best of the wildlife and countryside thus ensuring the widest Sporting Safari experience for all our clients.
Harsita is David’s ‘better half’ and a former Ladies Kenya No 1 squash player. She was Ladies Squash Captain at Parklands Sports Club and later at Nairobi Club, two of the leading squash clubs in the country. For over 20 years she has been professionally involved in the promotion of the Kenyan Arts and Culture scene for which she was awarded the prestigious ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National de Mérit’ by the French Government in 2003. She has extensive knowledge of Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage and plays an active role in the organization of the annual Lamu Cultural Festival.
In addition to being a founder member and current trustee of the charity Swahili Heritage, she sits on the Board of the Godown, a performing arts centre in Nairobi. She also undertakes an advisory role in the organization of the Great Rift Valley Earth Festival and the Laikipia Highlands Games, both organized by the renowned author and conservationist, Kuki Gallmann and the Gallmann Memorial Foundation, at her Laikipia Nature Conservancy.