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55-day Kenya Field Guide Course

This course is endorsed by the FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa). The course covers a broad spectrum of subjects, using a mix of formal lectures and time out in the field.

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Unrivalled opportunity

Embark on a life-changing adventure with EcoTraining’s Kenya Field Guide Course. Prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes and incredible biodiversity of Kenya’s northern conservancies within the iconic Masai Mara. 

This immersive 55-day program offers an unrivalled opportunity to delve into diverse biomes, gaining firsthand knowledge and insights from expert instructors.

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What to expect from the 55-day Kenya Field Guide Course

Comprehensive curriculum on various topics

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an aspiring wildlife professional, or simply seeking a transformative experience, this course is your gateway to a world of possibilities. Our comprehensive curriculum covers various topics, from animal behaviour and tracking skills to bushcraft and conservation principles.

A blend of theory, practical and real-life lessons.

Through a perfect blend of theoretical lessons, practical field exercises, and real-life scenarios, you’ll acquire the skills and confidence needed to excel as a qualified Field Guide. Our experienced instructors, passionate about conservation and wildlife, will guide you every step of the way, providing personalized mentoring and fostering a supportive learning environment.

Positively impact local communities and wildlife

At EcoTraining, we are committed to sustainable and responsible ecotourism, ensuring that our activities positively impact local communities and wildlife conservation efforts. By choosing our Kenya Field Guide Course, you embark on an unforgettable adventure and contribute to preserving Kenya’s natural heritage.

Where the course takes place

The 55-day Kenya Field Guide Course is held at Mara Training Centre EcoTraining Camp in Kenya.

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

The benefits of taking the 55-day Kenya Field Guide Course

Over the duration of fifty-five days, participants in this wildlife career course will traverse not one, not two but three different conservancies encompassing over 16,000 hectares, providing students access to a diverse range of biomes and elements that make this a truly sought-after course in the industry. This course provides a solid foundation for many environmental careers in the wildlife, lodge, and conservation sector.

What makes this course so unique is its relevance to the natural environment of Kenya. Covering a broad spectrum of subjects, students also learn about the cohabitation and conflict between the community herdsmen with their livestock, crops, and wildlife. Participants older than 18 years, holding a valid driver’s license, and from all walks of life are invited to attend.

Certification & accreditation

EcoTraining is an FGASA-endorsed training provider accredited by CATHSSETA.

We will assist you by registering you with FGASA and CATHSSETA.

What you can expect to graduate with

Entry level requirements:

What to pack

We’ve put together a useful packing list for you so you know what you need to bring on this course. Everything you’ll need to be comfortable and make the most of your time in the African bush.

Course dates

05 April – 29 May 2024 (Mara)
08 September – 01 November 2024 (Mara)

FAQ about the 55-day Kenya Field Guide Course

This course is your gateway to a world of possibilities. Our comprehensive curriculum covers various topics, from animal behaviour and tracking skills to bushcraft and conservation principles.

A field guide links the natural and cultural surroundings with the guests, taking on an educational role. Guides, as the name suggests, guide guests through nature, whether by vehicle, canoe, horseback, or on foot. It is a guide’s job to explain some of the remarkable secrets hidden within the natural environment and to act as a link between the guests and nature. A field guide course teaches students how to conduct a game drive in dangerous and non-dangerous wildlife areas.

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From the field on the 55-day Kenya Field Guide Course