Short Course

EcoQuest in Kenya

"An in-depth bush learning experience in Kenya"

Price $1830 USD (See price tab)
Course Type
Short Course
7 Nights

This Masai Mara EcoQuest program is based on our EcoQuest program in South Africa and Botswana and includes unique elements which reflect the fascinating dynamics occurring in the wildlife areas of the Masai Mara. This program is packed with adrenaline of the “big five” on the Masai Mara plains, guiding skills, and life and work with Maasai Mara communities will give you the unique safari experience you’ve been looking for.
It is an immersive educational safari for those wanting to visit Kenya specifically and the five day to two week durations
fit perfectly with the wildebeest migration and other Kenya travel plans.

general information

If you are a wildlife enthusiast wanting to gain a greater understanding of nature while experiencing East Africa’s wildlife, then the Masai Mara EcoQuest is for you.

Live in our Mara Training Centre with daily bush activities on the Mara plains teeming with wildlife; learn to track and trail game; learn about the fauna and flora, study the Kenya night skies and get to know how the ecosystem ticks. Your appreciation of the life of safari guides in Africa and of Kenya’s natural world will exponentially expand. Located alongside the Mara river, the centre is nestled between community villages and wildlife areas.

Whilst absorbing all there is to know about nature on game drives and wilderness walks, gain exposure to the fascinating three-way relationship between Masai Mara wildlife, communities and conservation efforts.

about the school

Operating for 24 years, EcoTraining is the pioneer and leader in safari guide and wildlife training in Africa. EcoTraining is widely recognised by the safari industry for its credibility and standard of excellence in nature guide training. We offer accredited career courses, gap year and sabbatical programmes, nature programmes, high school and university study abroad programmes, custom courses and on-site professional guide training at safari lodges. All courses are run directly from EcoTraining’s unfenced bush camps in prime wilderness areas across South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. To date EcoTraining has trained over 11 000 people from 33 different countries around the world.

course content

  • Ecology
  • Common Trees and Shrubs
  • Animal Tracks and Tracking
  • Bird Identification and Behaviour
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Astronomy
  • Orientation and Navigation
  • Bush Skills
  • Positioning Vehicle for Photography
  • Correct Use of Binoculars

Life in the Mara: explore and learn about

  • wildlife cohabitating with communities, their cattle and crops
  • conflict between pastoralists and the wildlife competing for space and food
  • community schools and sports amidst the Mara conservancies
  • conservation models involving cattle in wildlife areas
  • the rhino sanctuary

start dates

7 days
8 December 2021 - 14 December 2021
14 days
14 December 2021 - 27 December 2021
1 July 2021 - 14 July 2021
20 August 2021 - 2 September 2021


The Mara Training Centre has the following very comfortable accommodation overlooking the Mara River:

  • 3 twin bandas (sleep 6 pax)
  • 3 bunk bed bandas (sleep 12 pax)


  • Early morning wake-up (tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh fruit and cereal)
  • Brunch after activity (cooked breakfast and fruit salad)
  • Afternoon tea (light lunch/ sandwiches)
  • Dinner (balanced, warm plated meal with meat, vegetables and salad)



2020 rate per person [6 nights / 7 days]: USD 1 830

2020 rate per person [13 nights / 14 days]: USD 3 140

2021 rate per person [4 nights / 5 days]: USD 1 295

2021 rate per person [6 nights / 7 days]: USD 1 950

2021 rate per person [13 nights / 14 days]: USD 3 330

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation (sharing)
  • Meals
  • Tea/coffee and cordials
  • Instruction and training
  • Game walks
  • Open vehicle game drives and specialist trainer/s

Rate excludes:

  • Transfers/transport to and from the camp, before and after the course
  • Any accommodation before and after the course
  • Select beverages

Kenya Borana Students
Kenya Borana landscape
Kenya Borana Waking View
Kenya Borana Walking
Kenya Borana Nightdrive
Kenya Borana
Borana Camp at night
Ecotraining Kenya Leopard behind landrover
Ecotraining lewa camp

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