Guide Course Kenya: Safari Guide
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. Within 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.
Your EcoTraining Adventure – Why book with Natucate
As long-term partners of EcoTraining, we have a trusting relationship with the team on site and visit the camps ourselves each year. When booking your EcoTraining adventure with Natucate, you will benefit from expert advice, comprehensive travel preparation, 24/7 support and German travel law advantages. When booking with Natucate, you won’t have any extra costs.
On our EcoTraining info page you can learn more about why to book your game ranger course with Natucate.
- Enjoy a four-week Safari Guide training
- Live and learn as part of an international team
- Acquire essential knowledge about Africa’s nature – theoretically and practically
- Learn how to safely and professionally conduct guest safaris
- Experience Kenya’s plant and animal life as part of daily excursions into the bush
Plan your trip
Included in the programme fee
- Placement in the programme
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Assistance with selecting travel insurance
- Assistance with booking flights
- Risk coverage certificate
Daniel, your travel agent for Kenya
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Note: The price stated above is an approximate value. Due to sharp fluctuations in the exchange rate of the South African Rand, the final price for this trip will be calculated at the time of enquiry based on the latest exchange rate.
Safari Guide training in Kenya
As a participant in our four-week Safari Guide course in Kenya’s wild nature you acquire valuable knowledge about the African flora and fauna and learn how to professionally lead a safari with guests.
Arrival and orientation in East Africa
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.
Activities during the Safari Guide course in Africa
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.
Accommodation in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
You will either live together in Camp Borana or in the Mara training centre, where you are accommodated in dome tents (Borana) or shared rooms (Mara). In both camps will be shared bathrooms. You are provided with three to four daily meals. The camp's electricity comes from generators, because it has no connection to the power grid. It also has solar lamps and satellite telephones, as mobile reception is generally quite poor.
Leisure time during your Safari Guide course in Kenya
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.
Arrival in Kenya
Typical day during the Safari Guide course in Kenya
Last day as a Safari Guide student and departure
“When I started the course, my goal was to simply be in nature and watch various animals – “back to the roots” so to speak. These expectations were more than exceeded.”
“It was an unforgettable and breathtaking experience!”
“Enjoy your time in the bush and savour each moment. Each day is different: you can learn, see, hear, feel and smell something new all the time.”
Lisa joined our Safari Guide course in Botswana – and sent us some amazing wildlife images she took during her time in Southern Africa. Please take a look at them and enjoy.
1. Camp Mara
Camp Mara is located on the edge of the Mara River in western Kenya. It evolved from informal community meetings held under an acacia tree in the Enonkishu Sanctuary in the Masai Mara. Surrounded by small Masai communities and excellent wildlife areas, it offers students an ideal base from which to get to know both the impressive nature and the inhabitants of the Masai Mara. Here, in the east of the African continent, you will spend an educational time in harmony with nature and gain an insight into the coexistence as well as into the human-wildlife conflict between pastoralists and farmers and the native wild animals.
Background of the Safari Guide course in Kenya
Experience Kenya's breathtaking wilderness and get enchanted by the diverse animal and plant life. The Safari Guide course either takes place in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy or in the world-famous Masai Mara. Immerse yourself into the savannah each day and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. By taking part in daily bush walks and game drives you find out what to do in order to treat this natural landscape respectfully and sustainably.
The course is an ideal preparation in case you would like to join our Professional Field Guide training. But even as a life-changer who seeks for a time out from the daily routine or as a true outdoor adventurer, the course will be just right for you. Discover Kenya's untouched beauty from up close and experience an incomparable nature training in the midst of Africa's fascinating wilderness.
Spend an unparalleled year amidst Africa's wild nature and get trained as a Professional Field Guide
Acquire the basics of Southern Africa's nature, in theory and in practice, and become a Safari Guide