Safari Guide Kenya

"Get to know the life of a safari guide in Kenya"

Price $7350 USD
Course Type
28 Nights
2 Nov 2020 — 29 Nov 2020
1 Feb 2021 — 28 Feb 2021

2 Nov 2021 — 29 Nov 2021

EcoTraining’s signature Kenya Safari Guide course consists of 28 adventure packed days living in and learning about nature and ecology from our wilderness camps in Kenya You will take part in a variety of learning activities whilst driving and walking in some of the most stunning areas of Africa.

general information

Why do the course?

Whether you’ve chosen a professional career linked to wildlife or nature, have just finished school and are on your gap year, if you’ve possibly taken a career break or are a regular traveller to the bush, this course is for you. It is structured to maximize the practical experience of our learners in the bush. Each day allows for hours of time spent in the field interpreting the ecology and enjoying a wildlife experience.

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

Some subjects covered on the course

  • Field Guiding as a profession
  • 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
  • Anticipating Animal Behaviour

start dates

1 February 2021 - 28 February 2021
2 November 2021 - 29 November 2021


The sleeping arrangements at all our camps consist of two people sharing per tent. Single requests are required to pay double-rates. Women and men do not share tents unless booked as a couple.


  • 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)

The Safari Guide course in Kenya takes place in one of the following camps (depends on start date): Borana or Mara Training centre.


If several written tests, oral presentations and practical assessment are successfully completed, you will be awarded an EcoTraining certificate upon completion as well as the KPSGA Bronze level qualification.

Please note that the KPSGA Qualification is optional and it is important to inform the office upon registration whether you want to do the KPSGA Bronze qualification assessment. The exam is an hour-long multiple-choice paper of 100 questions.


2020 rate per person USD 7 350

2021 rate per person USD 7 790

Rate includes:

Accommodation (sharing)
Full meals
Instructors and Training
Bush walks
Open vehicle drives and specialist trainer/s.
KPSGA Qualification fee

Rate excludes:

Transfers/transport to and from the camp, before and after the course
Any accommodation before and after the course
Beverages (beer, ciders, bottled water)

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

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