• James Muraguri Gichohi

    Director YHA Kenya Travel


    I James Muraguri Ngungu Gichohi Was Born on 21 st March 1966 at Tumutumu Hospital in Mathira, Nyeri District(County),Kenya.Started my early Education at Musingu Primary school 1971 in Kakamega there after went back to Nyeri Kiarithaini Primary school in 1972.


    High School.

    In 1982 i joined Mweru high school in Mukurweini Nyeri and Kiarithaini High School in Karatina, Nyeri.

    1991 Joined St Philips Institute of Science and Technology of Australia for distance learning course in Youth Work and Development ,later joined The African Institute for Economic and Social Development for courses in (1)Agriculture and Animal husbandry.

    (2) Management of development workers course.

    (3) Trained in other social courses in the field of youth Guidance,councelling and development.

    Later in 1988 Secured a job with The Kenya Youth Hostels Association(Nairobi International Youth Hostel) as a trainee warden,Promoted to Assistant Warden,Senior Warden and Deputy Manager till May 2013 when the Nairobi International Youth Hostel was sold and closed down for business.

    Am a distinguished Volunteer with the Scouting movement in kenya- Kenya Scouts Association and served in the board of Friends of Scouts & Guides Society Kenya as a board member then Tresurer , and Secretary. A founder member of Friends of Scouts and Girl Guides Societies of East Africa,Served as assistant secretary and Secretary General.

    Served in the board of the local chapter of the Canadian Crossroads International as a member and the to Canada co-ordinator, The GIB-German society for international meetings as the country contact and planner for the youth exchange program between Kenya and Germany among others.

    Presently serving as the Public Relations Officer Baseball Federation of Kenya.

    Church engagements- Serve as a Deacon at PCEA St Andrews Church of the Milimani Presbetry aslo the deacons leader of Group 6.

    My interests in youth leadership and development issues and a focus in politics as a way to build our society.

    love music,writing,reading,socialising,meeting and sharing with people,to serve the less fortunate in our society and especially the Youth in focus to Development as my key concern.



    I have experience in the field of social,hospitality , tourism,Management,Computers, Marketing especialy in online and social media ,Broadcasting, writing and compiling reports among others.



    Enchoro Wildlife Camp Masai Mara Kenya - Relax in style & Comfort…

    Director /Partnership

    Nov 2009 – Present



    Enchoro Wildlife Camp


    May 2009 – Present


    Promote our business online for all travellers locally and International.

    Enchoro Wildlife Camp


    May 2009 – Present


    Setting up the camp putting up systems ,advertising, marketing and running it

    Kenya Youth Hostels Association

    Deputy Manager 

    Aug 1988 – Present


    Deputy Manager In charge of Information, Training
    & Marketing.

    >Receiving incoming hostellers, cashiering,
    bookkeeping, banking.
    > preparing training programme for
    staff and volunteers, preparing promotional and
    marketing materials for the Association e.g.
    brochures, posters and website development.
    >Drawing up budgets, strategic planning for the
    Association program for the years ahead.
    >Purchasing of foodstuff, house keeping and sanitary
    equipments, provision of touristic information on
    Kenya and beyond, General management.

    Olive Gardens Hotel


    Apr 2004 – Aug 2005


    I was the Manager for the Olive Gardens Hotel half a year to set up the newly constructed hotel with a bed capacity of 124 beds.
    I did overall management day to day running of the hotel,Marketing the hotel ,developing content for online marketing and advertising,Training staff,Planning


    Olive Garden Hotel 

    May 2004 – 2004


    Managed the day today running of the hostel, training ,recruiting staff,accounting,drawing up budgets,marketing, supervising junior staff.
    Ensuring all sections run effectively.


    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.




    Voice of Kenya

    Pamaja Twajenga


    Leisure Travel




    St Philips Institute of Science & Technology Australia

    cert Youth Work & Development 1990 - 1991


    Activities: Scouting,sports,debate

    Kiarithaini High School ,Nyeri

    Development Studies youth 1982 - 1985


    Describe your studies, involvements, and accomplishments at this school.



    Collins Okello

    Professional Safari Guide, Naturalist, Africa Destination Specialist, a Tourism Consultant and a designer.

    James is one of those individuals that can lift any team to the next level. Her meticulous eye for detail and thorough understanding of hospitality management make him invaluable to his team and the company that is lucky enough to have him as an associate.

    I first worked with James, at the Enchoro Wildlife Camp. The skills I admired in James are the skills I try to incorporate in my job today. I hope to work with James again one day. I truly miss his passion and enthusiasm for the project and the team around him.

    Samson Nyamweya

    Field Support - Freelance

    I found James to be a very hospitable person, always jovial whenever going about his duties. James has earned respect from his juniors because of his open character and strictness in a tender way. I would highly recommend James in his area of expertize.

    Maurice Ogilo

    Programs Cordinator at Right Time Safaris

    James Muragori is a dedicated, hard working group player who is articulate and lives nothing to chance in his work.

    Erez Zonder

    Independent Internet Professional

    James is a unique man who works as a deputy manager at the International Youth Hostel in Nairobi, Kenya. He looks young and beaming and talks happily with the young travelers. But he is also a very experienced man with more than 20 years in the business.

    I came back to stay in the hostel thanks to him and each time he was very attentive to our needs and flexible with us to our satisfaction. He promised me a safari tour on a tight budget and kept his word. The safari was with the best price I found and went on time without delays. The camp was good and the driver made his best to please us (we managed to see the croc catches the wildebeest, like in the National Geographic. it was amazing!- ask for Lawi...)

    James is the kind of rare business man who becomes your friend. He is not a "one off". Once you met him you will want to return again for the honesty, caring, the pleasure and friendship.

    Joyce J. Wangui

    Writer at The Platform Kenya Magazine for Law, Justice & Society

    James M. Gichohi is a diligent service provider who ensures that his clients have something to write home about-literally. He is a tech savvy who harnesses all opportunities of the latest online business trends to lure new clients. He is steadfast and very good in time management. He makes everyone feel important. I am recommending him for any new ventures that he is seeking

    zindua Africa Safaris

    Kenya Tour Operator Consultant

    Enchoro Wildlife Camp is one of its kind of accomodation that i have always recommended to my guests,staff and other partners,beautiful,peaceful and with warm hearted support staff,its aplace al nevever tire to recommend to any one wishing to visit the Maasai Mara.

    cemal yılmaz

    Travel Agency at Muskara Travel Agency

    Plan your adventure with Cappadocia Tours, your personal consultant for Turkey. Started in Cappadocia and now expending its service web in all country, and soon getting international, specializing in customized escorted tours.

    Our approach will provide opportunities to meet locals live in their daily routine as well as traditional events. You will be taken to deep Turkey, like Cappadocia, off the beaten trail, to the mountain villages where the life goes in the same pace as thousands of years ago.

    Accommodation is in selected hotels with charm, representing the character of the area you visit. The warmth of your hosts will make a big difference to your look at the region. We arrange historical restored castles or monasteries, Ottoman palaces and cave hotels


    James M Gichohi

    PO BOX 22859-00400,Nairobi ,Kenya.

    E-mail: mgichohi@yahoo.com




    Tel- Cell +254722655321





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