MEET THE FOUNDERS
PRINCE HARRIS TAGA
Prince Harris Taga is a native Maasai and a lifelong advocate for living sustainably with nature and wildlife. Harris is the founder of Friends of Maasai Mara, a conservation and education non-profit. He was the lead organizer of the Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, and Lions. Harris' goal is to teach young people, about their rich wildlife heritage and to engage his home community in protecting wildlife and the local ecosystem for future generations. He believes that nurturing the natural empathy that young people have, is the key to coexistence between people and wildlife in the 21st century. Prince lives in Narok with his wife Miriam and their daughter Naisula.
It is the wish of both Michelle and Prince that Mara Napa Camps, the Museum, & Conservation Center will live on for generations to come: fulfilling their goal of preserving, educating, and uplifting the Maasai people and protecting the ecosystem and animals of Kenya's Maasai Mara.
Michelle Nirenstein has been a wildlife advocate since childhood. Her global passions are cultural preservation, women's empowerment, and wildlife conservation. As a co-founder of Mara Napa Camps & Conservation Center Michelle works on a volunteer, un-paid basis. In addition to being the major donor on this project, she has lent her interior design and space planning skills, and her time to build the 15 acre compound. Previous to her involvement with Mara Napa Camps & Conservation Center Michelle was Rotary Club president of the Woodside/ Portola Valley Rotary Club, supporting many international and local projects. She is currently a charter member of The Rotary Club for Global Action, an international E-club based in the United States. Michelle holds a bachelors degree in psychology and business and has enjoyed careers in new product development, commercial real estate, and fashion and interior design. She has owned and operated several successful businesses in the US but has turned her attention fully to Mara Napa Camps and Conservation Center since 2019. When not in the Maasai Mara, Michelle lives in Austin, Texas with her French Bulldog, Moo. She is the mother of two grown children, Parker and Madison, who are both entrepreneurs in the social media industry.