Finlay is born and raised in Kenya, son of the well-known African landscape artist David Marrian. Finlay’s childhood was spent in the remote corners of East Africa exploring new areas and locations with his family.
The school runs to Banda School in Nairobi were the opportunity of twice daily game drives across Nairobi National Park – it’s fair to say that these were far more enjoyable and informative then the traditional schooling process! After Banda, Finlay left to finish schooling in the UK but the call of the African bush was never far away and at every opportunity there was the chance of another safari, be this on foot or car in Northern Kenya or the more traditional destinations.
In 2013 Finlay returned to Kenya and into the safari business full time, managing Borana Lodge in Northern Kenya. In 2015 he and his girlfriend Hannah joined the Robert’s family taking over the management of the world acclaimed Richard’s Camp in the Masai Mara, and running it to their impeccable high standards for 3 years. Now focused on private guiding, Finlay loves nothing more than being in the bush with his camera to hand.
With an easy disposition and the guests experience always at the forefront of his mind, there is no one better to have with you on your safari. His passion for wildlife, culture and finding the best in every situation mean that you will get the most out of your safari.
Aside from guiding Finlay is also an avid photographer and is happy to assist guests with this. Other hobbies, when not on safari include paragliding, fly fishing and sailing.