Your trip at a glance


  • Gain a well-rounded under­standing of the surrounding biodi­ver­sity through a blend of theoret­ical and practical training.
  • Receive extensive ranger knowledge from our seasoned course leaders, empow­ering you with the expertise needed to meet your profes­sional or personal goals.
  • Uncover the wonders of the Serengeti's breath­taking flora and fauna as you embark on an unfor­get­table adventure of discovery.
  • Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Tanzania and the Serengeti, where you'll live and learn amidst a unique natural setting.


Serengeti National Park

Safari guide training in Tanzania

Join our course to become a skilled safari guide in the Serengeti's wilderness. Train for 14 or 28 days and master independent, professional safari guiding.


Arrival and orien­ta­tion in Tanzania

You will arrive in Arusha one day prior to the course. The next day, you will be picked up from the Forest Hill Hotel (not included) and taken to the Academy Camp in the Serengeti.

You will have the chance to settle in, meet other participants, and get an overview of the course. Upon completion of the course, we will arrange your return to Arusha for your journey home or onward travel.


Safari Guide Training in the Serengeti: Course Contents

You will begin the course with an introductory session, followed by in-depth learning on ecology, botany, animal behaviour, mammals, reptiles, astronomy, tracking, conservation, and local culture.
The course is designed for two different types of participants: those who want to pursue a professional career as a safari guide and those who are looking for authentic and unique experiences in the wild.


To become a certified safari guide, you must complete a theoretical exam, followed by four weeks of training. Upon success, you will receive the TANAPA (Tanzania National Parks Authority) certificate. You can also participate in the safari guide training for only 14 days but please note that you will only receive the TANAPA certificate after the full four weeks of training.

This training is ideal for wilderness enthusiasts, safari travellers who cherish pure nature over luxury, adventurers craving a unique experience in the wild, students in need of a life-changing break, and individuals with a thirst for extraordinary experiences beyond conventional tourism.


Accom­mo­da­tion during your training in Tanzania

You will be staying at the Academy Camp, nestled in the heart of the Serengeti along a river bordering Kenya's Mara area. This newly opened tent camp offers comfortable, furnished accommodations featuring separate toilet and shower facilities. The eco-friendly camp is solar-powered, providing electricity and hot water.

After an eventful day, you can relax on the veranda while soaking in the breathtaking Serengeti savannah view. If you're traveling with a partner, accommodation arrangements can be made together upon booking. All meals, along with water, tea, and coffee, will be provided.


Free time as a prospec­tive safari guide in Tanzania

Nestled deep within the Serengeti, far from urban centres, our camp offers freedom to explore the grounds after a safety briefing. With no fences, encounters with the Big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos) and other wildlife may occur. Please note, swimming in the river is not permitted for safety reasons due to the presence of crocodiles and hippos.

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    1. Serengeti National Park

    The Serengeti National Park is known for its impressive wildlife migrations. It is home to two million wildebeest, zebra and antelope in its vast landscapes. An impressive game reserve, it is home to Africa's legendary "Big Five" wildlife. Since 1981, the Serengeti National Park has held UNESCO World Heritage status.

    A highlight of the Serengeti National Park is the annual wildlife migration: huge herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras make their way to the various watering holes, pursued by potential predators. The migration is considered one of the most remarkable natural events in the world, which makes the Serengeti National Park so popular. There are also around 3,000 to 4,000 lions, as well as many cheetahs, spotted hyenas and jackals, which can be admired at close range during safaris.

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Background of the Safari Guide Course in the Serengeti

Embark on a captivating wilderness adventure as you explore the breathtaking nature and wildlife of the Serengeti while honing the skills of a seasoned safari guide. Whether you dream of a rewarding career as a safari guide or seek personal growth, this course serves as the ideal preparation for both aspirations.

The Safari Guide course in the Serengeti provides an enriching learning and living experience, surrounded by the pristine natural wonders of Tanzania. Embrace the rhythm of nature, relish the serenity, and bask in the vastness of the African wilderness.


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