Wilderness Experience Safari Guide Course in Kenya

Kenya Safari Guide Training

Kenya Safari Guide course

You would love to lead safaris on your own one day and pass on knowledge about the peculiarities of flora and fauna in the African wilderness on to others? The Kenya Safari Guide course will bring you nearer to this goal. In 28 days you will learn the essentials for coping in Africa’s wilderness. During various theoretical and practical learning units you will deal with Kenya’s nature and explore the African savanna. Your educational wilderness course takes place either in Camp Borana, close to Mount Kenya National Park, or at the Mara training centre, situated in the famous Masai Mara.

Thanks to its natural environment, Kenya provides the perfect habitat for a multitude of animal species. The varied scenery offers numerous opportunities for exploring on your own or with others and you will find yourself caught under its spell. You want to spend time-out from your daily routine or have your Kenya Safari Guide training credited to your university course? Then this is the right course for you. Plunge into the breathtaking nature of Kenya.

Services Our Services

Included

  • Placement in the course
  • Training manual
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Excursions
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Game walks
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Game drives
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Classroom hours
  • Accommodation during the course
  • English speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • All meals during the course
  • 24/7 support throughout the course
  • Drinking water
  • Certificate

Not included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation outside course hours
  • Travel insurance
  • Transport outside course hours
  • Visa fees
  • Further beverages (e.g. liquors, soft drinks, bottled water)
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Personal expenses and optional excursions

Camp Borana: Dates

Start DateDurationCostNATUCATE-ID W.AF-003
28 Days 6.100 €

The prices stated in euros are approximate values. Due to sharp fluctuations in the exchange rate of the rand, all prices will be calculated at the time of enquiry.

Mara Training Centre: Dates

Start DateDurationCostNATUCATE-ID W.AF-003
28 Days 6.100 €

The prices stated in euros are approximate values. Due to sharp fluctuations in the exchange rate of the rand, all prices will be calculated at the time of enquiry.

Requirements

To participate in this Wilderness Experience course you must be of legal age and have a good knowledge of English to understand the instructions given by the course supervisor and be able to give presentations yourself. You don’t need any specialist knowledge. It's far more important for you to be interested in nature, enthusiastic about wildlife and willing to gain new knowledge. You should be fit enough to be able to walk in high temperatures. That’s why a document concerning your state of health as well as a vaccination certificate is required from you. You also need travel insurance before departing to Kenia. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us anytime.

 

Everyone interested in the courses Professional Field Guide, Field Guide Level 1, Safari Guide and Trails Guide should be aware that these courses aim at educating the participants. The courses have a set content and deal with a variety of topics that are introduced in English. A number of theoretical and practical examinations as well as presentations in English are part of the learning experience and can be challenging for non-native speakers.

Details Kenya Safari Guide course

Details

Kenya Safari Guide

Arrival and departure: You will arrive in Nairobi one day before the course begins. Your first night will be spent in a hostel in the city. The following day you will be picked up from the hostel and taken to your camp, where you will get to know the other course members. You will be brought back to Nairobi at the end of the course. After that, you are free to continue travels or return home.

Course: Naturally, the focus of the Kenya Safari Guide course is on practical matters, but theoretical aspects are not neglected. The experienced instructors, who have years of training, will teach you about animal behaviour and the geological, ecological and meteorological aspects of the local environment. How to plan a safari is an integral part of the course. The knowledge acquired, such as how to handle a rifle, how to read tracks and hoofprints, can be put directly into practice on lengthy walks and excursions in a jeep. Day in, day out you will encounter lions, elephants, birds and many other creatures living in the wild, enabling you to experience Africa’s unique beauty at close quarters.

 

Subjects covered on course

  • Geology, Weather and Climate
  • 4x4 Driving
  • Navigation und Orientation
  • Ecology
  • Common Trees
  • Animal Behaviour

We realise that some of the people on our projects in Southern Africa want to see as many animals as possible in their natural environment. However, this is dependent on a number of factors. Please note that NATUCATE makes no guarantee that you will see a variety of animals, in particular the big five, as nature doesn’t always give us what we want. To make such a guarantee would be unprofessional and against our corporate philosophy.


Accommodation

Accommodation

As you would expect, there will be other participants on the course. Like you, they are also looking for a special adventure and are interested in active environmental protection. You will either live together in Camp Borana or in the Mara training centre, where you can spend your free time in the communal areas or in your rooms and prepare for the upcoming tests together. You will be provided with a light breakfast in the early morning, a hearty brunch after your first excursion of the day, a snack in the afternoon and a balanced meal to end the day. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day, and juice is also provided at mealtimes. The camp’s tap water is also fit for drinking. The camp's electricity comes from generators, because it has no connection to the power grid. This means that you will have some ability to charge electronic devices. The camp also has solar lamps and satellite telephones, as mobile reception is generally quite poor.

 

Everybody interested in volunteering abroad should be able to adjust to entirely unfamiliar standards of living in their future host country. Therefore, we would like to point out the importance of being flexible and adaptable regarding the accommodation and sanitary facilities provided by the project. Those are very basic and – depending on the project – cannot be compared to European standards. The equipment and furnishings are limited to a minimum; air conditioning is not available. Depending on your host country occasional power blackouts or water outages are quite common. Please contact us if you have further questions about your accommodation. We are pleased to provide you with comprehensive information since we would like you to feel entirely prepared for your time abroad.


Leisure time

Leisure time

You will have the occasional afternoon free over the course of the 28 days. You can spend this time however you like. You could use it to revise or to do something with the other participants. The common area is good for playing cards together or swapping stories about the day.

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