About the Course

Ever visited a place or a site but never knew or understood what you have seen or experienced? This is the reasons why naturalists, tour guides and interpreters, of phenomena come in handy to help you appreciate every aspect of your tour experiences. The visitors that come to enjoy their holidays are indeed in need of the individuals who will interpret all the phenomena that they encounter. The training of the tour guides cum tour drivers at the Centre for Tourism Training and Research is a success since its inception.

By pursuing this course you are exposed to the prime tourist circuits of the country during your training. You will be prepared in advance on how to plan and develop itineraries cost and execute tours in such regions. This will enable you to easily cope with the career easily due to the adequate training programmes that are practical in nature. The training areas you will take are carefully designed and implemented by experts in academia with vast field and training experiences. They capture the nitty gritty of the wildlife conservation and tour guiding aspects that are in tandem with the technical and vocational training, tourism regulations and other relevant legislations in tourism, wildlife and education sectors.

Course Duration

The course is 1980 hours and is structured in 3 semesters


Entry Requirements

For admission into this Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Tour Guiding (CWC&TG), a prospective trainee should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  1. Must have attained a minimum of D+ (D plus) in  KCSE or its equivalents , or
  2. O-level certificate with minimum grade of Division IV or equivalent plus evidence of relevant academic or professional training, or
  3. A-level qualification with a minimum of 1 principal pass or 3 subsidiaries or equivalent.
  4. Any other recognized qualification.


Internship/Industrial training Programme

This programme lasts for one full year that comprises two semester in class and third semester for mandatory industrial training/attachment. Before the end of the course, every trainee shall undergo an industrial training/attachment after Semester II.  Industrial attachment is an integral part of training and its assessment forms part of the final grade and certification. WCK–CTTR in collaboration with the organization where the trainee is attached supervises the trainee during the industrial training/attachment period.


Careers opportunities

Tour drivers, reservations clerks, research field assistants, professional tour guides, tour interpreters, conservations assistants, and tour firm entrepreneurs among others.

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