Kayanda Olenini


Before joining us, Kayanda helped us stop a couple of lion hunts in his home area. He was inspired by our work through his good friend Roimen. Kayanda has that lion obsession typical of a very traditional warrior, which easily converts him from a lion killer to a lion protector. The latter bring even more challenge and pride. Kayanda was hurriedly singled out as a person with the right kind of devotion and stamina to guard Museum after we collared him. Initially this task of keeping Museum safe, and cattle safe from Museum was on constant high alert. Then, after a few months, Museum shifted from cattle to wild prey, and Kayanda’s duties relaxed a bit. Finding lions is his favourite task, and daily he hikes up and down Western Crater highlands in search of any signs of lions.

Lion Scout
Area: Ngorongoro ward