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28-day Kenya Safari Guide Course

EcoTraining’s signature Kenya Safari Guide course is a 28-day adventure-packed experience learning about nature and wildlife at our wilderness camp in Kenya.

Practical experience

You will participate in various learning activities such as interpreting ecology and animal behaviour, identifying animal tracks and signs, and enjoying a wildlife experience while driving and walking in some of the most magnificent areas of East Africa.

Whether you’ve chosen a professional career linked to wildlife or nature, have just finished school or are on your gap year, this course is for you. It is structured to maximise the practical experience of our learners in the bush.

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What to expect from the 28-day Kenya Safari Guide Course

Gain hands-on experience

As a participant in our course, you will gain hands-on experience and knowledge about ecology, animal behaviour and more. You’ll learn how to identify animal tracks and signs, interpret the natural environment, and anticipate animal behaviour.

A truly unforgettable wildlife experience

Driving and walking through the breathtaking landscapes of East Africa, you’ll be immersed in a truly unforgettable wildlife experience. You’ll also master basic 4×4 driving and radio procedures to prepare you for a successful career in field guiding.

Start your career as a safari guide in Kenya

The comprehensive syllabus covers a broad spectrum of topics, including reptiles, geology, soil, amphibians, fish, mammals, weather and climate, and more. With EcoTraining, you’ll receive the training and expertise needed to pursue a fulfilling career as a safari guide in Kenya.

Where the course takes place

The 28-day Kenya Safari Guide Course is held at EcoTraining’s Mara Training Centre in Kenya.

Located on the banks of the Mara River, the Mara Training Centre is nestled between ...

The benefits of taking the 28-Day Kenya Safari Guide Course

This course is designed to give you the practical experience you need to make your dreams of becoming a safari guide in Kenya a reality. With many hours spent each day in the field, you’ll have ample opportunities to hone the skills you need to succeed as a safari guide.

Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know about basic 4×4 driving, navigation, and orientation, radio procedures, reptiles, geology and soil, amphibians, fish, mammals, weather and climate, anticipating animal behaviour and much more.

Certification & accreditation

The Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) is an examining body whose aim is to improve the quality of driver guides for the Kenyan tourist industry. Tourists expect and are entitled to be accompanied by qualified guides during their visits to Kenya. The KPSGA is committed to ensuring that this is the case.

What you can expect to graduate with

Entry level requirements

What to pack

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Course dates

02 November – 29 November 2023 (Mara Training Centre
02 November – 29 November 2024 (Mara Training Centre)

FAQ about the 28-Day Kenya Safari Guide Course

The practical experience you need to make your dreams of becoming a safari guide in Kenya a reality. You’ll learn how to identify animal tracks and signs, interpret the natural environment, and anticipate animal behaviour.

Have more questions? Check out our general FAQ page or get in touch for more information.

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From the field on the 28-Day Kenya Safari Guide Course