These Kenya Safari Guides Are The Cream Of The Crop
Kenya has long been a very popular safari destination and the quality of the field guides to be found there is high.
The list below showcases some of the top Kenya safari guides according to their qualifications and experience in the safari industry, but it's more than just a ranking of the best and the brightest...
It also provides a useful way to ensure that you have the best possible experience on your African safari trip, by being able to go on safari with these excellent guides. Click on the guide photographs below to find out more about them in detail and then complete an enquiry form to get matched with the guide that will suit you best.
You will get a no obligation proposal from the company that they guide for, or own, so that you can find out exactly what a trip to Africa using a Top Safari Guide and company will cost...
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To get an idea of what using a Top Safari Guide will cost you, they are sorted into different rates categories based on what the companies that employ them (or that the guides themselves own), charge.
The rate indications below are in US Dollars and exclude international and inter-Africa airfares but include accommodation, food, activities and guiding.
- Rates: = BUDGET & STANDARD Less than $300 pppn*
- Rates: = LUXURY: From $300 to $450 pppn*
- Rates: = ULTRA LUXURY: From $450 to $600 pppn*
- Rates: = OUT OF THIS WORLD: Higher than $600 pppn*
(*pppn = per person per night spent on safari)
Kenya Safari Guide Grading And Assessment Certification
The KPSGA is the independent, non-profit body responsible for grading and assessing guides in this country. They award bronze, silver and gold level certification after an examination process.
Bronze certification is considered to be an introductory level with only basic guiding knowledge needed to pass the exam. Silver is an intermediate level with three years of practical experience needed and knowledge of more than just the basics. Gold is the highest level possible, needing at least six years of practical experience and a high degree of knowledge to pass.
To qualify for the Kenya Top Safari Guides list, guides need a silver or gold level KPSGA certification plus a minimum of six (6) years experience or a bronze level KPSGA certification plus a minimum of eight (8) years experience.
There are several institutions in Kenya where it's possible to obtain a diploma in tourism and wildlife studies such as Moi University and Utalii College. A diploma in tour guiding and administration can be obtained from Tsavo Park Hotel Institute and the Air Travel and Related Studies Centre. The Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) also provides a diploma in tourism management.