Kenya is the original home of the safari and it remains, in many people’s minds, the place to see African wildlife. In fact, the word safari means “journey” in the local language of Kiswahili. The country is a land of amazing diversity with extraordinary attractions and wilderness areas. National parks, game reserves, and conservancies in the country are so numerous—ranging from massive savannah reserves to tiny, community-protected sanctuaries—that it would take an entire book to detail them all thoroughly. Kenya has over 56 national parks and game reserves, and over 2,000 licensed hotels, camps, and safari lodges; tourism accounts for 61 percent of the Kenyan economy.
However, Kenya has a compact and easily accessible tourist circuit. Visiting Kenya’s legendary national parks and game reserves nearly guarantees that visitors will see the Big Five as well as huge herds of plains animals and thousands of vibrantly colored birds.
The Safaris in Kenya elective module—the first of three modules that are part of the KATS (Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist) Program—covers the various safari circuits throughout the country; showcases safaris beyond wheels, including via horseback or camel, in a hot air balloon, or on an escorted walking safari, as well as by plane; and puts the spotlight on the array of conservancies, ranches and sanctuaries located across Kenya.
So, if you’ve already completed the Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist (KATS) Program and now you want to dig a little deeper into this African nation, the Safaris in Kenya elective module is your opportunity to do so.
When you complete the Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist (KATS) Program, you’ll receive:
• 2 Continuing Education Credits from The Travel Institute
• 12 Continuing Education Credits from ACTA
• Personalized, full color, printable certificate
And when you complete the Safaris in Kenya elective module, you will earn 1 additional CEU credit.
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