What makes Kenya great?

In case you need to remember why Kenya became a top-class tourist destination in the first place, we want to remind you of all the positive aspects this country offers. We encourage you to add Kenya and EcoTraining to your travel bucket list.


The Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly Kenya’s most famous wildlife destination. The reserve is in southwest Kenya, with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It forms part of Africa’s most diverse and spectacular ecosystems. It offers abundant game viewing opportunities because of its open and flat landscapes, and it also forms part of the annual and world-renowned Great Migration. The massive Migration is nothing short of amazing, hence the importance of adding this to your bucket list.

Photograph © Kim Paffen


Did you know that Kenya also has impressive beaches? A shoreline that forms an ideal haven for those seeking peace and tranquillity amidst salty air. Can you think of a better option than combining a trip to Kenya’s world-famous savanna and wildlife with a few lazy days on the beach? We don’t think so. Consider an exciting 7-day Masai Mara EcoQuest while planning your perfect beach and bush combo holiday.

Nyali Beach, Kenya – Photograph © Murad Swaleh
Kenya – Photograph © Kim Paffen


EcoTraining offers tailor-made safari experiences in Kenya. The tourism industry has realized the growing demand for safaris that allows time to capture those incredible photographic experiences. Trust EcoTraining to ensure you get the opportunity to capture those fantastic images that will last a lifetime while on a safari drive.

Photograph © Kim Paffen


With EcoTraining now having a permanent footprint in Kenya, you can opt for the perfect “Ranger Experience” with Africa’s premier Safari guide trainers as part of your Kenya Safari. If you have more time, try the 28-day Kenya Safari Guide course starting in November (KPSGA qualification). You will get the rare opportunity to traverse 16 000 hectares of the Masai Mara as part of this sought-after course. It is 28 adventure-packed days of living in and learning about nature and wildlife, and you will live at the Mara Training Centre.

These points mentioned above only form the tip of the iceberg because Kenya offers some of the most exciting tourist activities and spectacular scenery. We hope to see you in Kenya soon!

Photograph © Kim Paffen


Make Kenya your one-stop destination and traverse three northern conservancies within the Masai Mara, encompassing over 16,000 hectares. EcoTraining’s 55-day FGASA Apprentice Field Guide course will provide students access to diverse biomes, making this a genuinely insightful study. It will also form a solid foundation for many environmental careers in the wildlife, lodge, and conservation sector. You can walk away as a qualified Field Guide qualification in Kenya. (NQF 2)

Photograph © Kim Paffen


The Maasai people are a well-known ethnic group in Kenya and Northern Tanzania. They live near the various game reserves throughout East Africa.

They are known for their distinctive appearance. Most Maasai wear blood-red cloaks (shukas) because red symbolizes their culture. The group also rears cattle and, therefore, must often venture out searching for new grazing fields.

To get exposure to the fascinating three-way relationship between Masai Mara wildlife, communities (Maasai Mara Tribes) and conservation efforts, join EcoTraining for a 7-day or 14-day Masai Mara EcoQuest.

These points mentioned above only form the tip of the iceberg because Kenya offers some of the most exciting tourist activities and spectacular scenery. We hope to see you in Kenya soon!

Think you need to brush up on some East African knowledge?

Take our EcoTraining Quiz and learn some new facts about the breathtaking areas this part of Africa offers.

The Kenya Experience

Are you ready to be captivated by the cultural wealth and scenery of the Masai Mara?

Come and join our Mara EcoQuest, where our camp is situated on the bank of the Mara River, a truly unique environment. EcoTraining’s Mara EcoQuest is an educational safari whilst absorbing all there is to know about nature on game drives, nature walks, and sleepouts; participants also learn about the three-way relationship between the local communities, wildlife, and conservation efforts.

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