The Founders of the Royal Migration Camps have spent decades in the wilds of India and Africa. Their combined experience ensures guests of the ultimate hospitality and wildlife experiences one could ever imagine. The Camp is also associated with Shaaz Jung, who works very closely with National Geographic as a photographer and cinematographer.
Kickstarting his career as an international cricketer, he moved onto flirting with the wilds of India and Africa before dedicating his life to eco-tourism and conservation. Coming from the erstwhile royal families of Bhopal, Pataudi and the Paigahs of Hyderabad, Nawabzada Saad Bin Jung, along with his wife Sangeeta, now specialises in creating luxury wildlife camps across the world. Africa was their first love and since the early 1990’s they have extensively travelled to every corner of the continent but chose the erstwhile lands of the Maasai as their home. Saad is a renowned author, having published three books and a well known conservationist, who aims to use eco-tourism as a tool for conservation and has also founded Trusts to assist the local residents.
Ally Kea Ally and his wife, both have deep roots in Tanzania. Born in the country, Ally Kea knows the Northern Circuit, every track, every waterhole, every stream and even every rock that protrudes out of the Endless Plains. A master craftsman at ground operations, Ally Kea ensures that all systems run to perfection. He adds a deep sense of understanding of local traditions.
Shaaz Jung a wildlife cinematographer and professional photographer, specialises in documenting and studying big cats in South India and East Africa. Shaaz has dedicated the past five years to documenting melanistic leopards in the wild and was the ‘Director of Photography’ for a National Geographic feature film titled ‘The Real Black Panther’. He is an Ambassador for Nikon and Samsung in India and also runs eco-friendly Safari Lodges, where he guides expeditions into the wilderness.
Scion of the Murugappa family, Arun’s determination to conserve our wildlife led him to the wilds of East Africa. Here, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority he found his partners, Saad Jung and Ally Kea, and together they chose to establish camps across the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. Together they embraced the Mission Statement:
“To sustainably conserve biodiversity and cultural heritage, enhance livelihood of the indigenous communities and promote tourism for the benefit of the Nation and the World”.
Sarah is honoured to call Ngorongoro her family home. Born and raised in Endulen Village, a short distance from the Ngorongoro Crater. With many years of experience and a solid background in business management and customer service, she heads operations at the Royal Migration Camp. Sarah speaks fluent Maasai, Swahili and English and is the proverbial link between the Camp, the NCAA and the community.
Lucas Saitoti is our Maasai warrior, he is in charge of security at our camps. Saitoti has worked in the industry for a number of years and his experience is integral to the safety of our staff and guests. Our camps are nestled in the heart of the wilderness and reliable Maasai hosts like Saitoti make it possible to do what we do. His unforgettable smile and immense knowledge on the local flora and fauna adds a lovely touch to our camps at night.