Gold Level

This is currently the most advanced level attainable within the KPSGA framework, and Gold Level guides are considered by the KPSGA (and indeed industry-wide) to be among the best guides in Kenya.  The Gold level exam entails a fair amount of preparation beforehand, with various submissions and vetting required before candidates head off to Naivasha for a 3-day assessment.  Full details of the assessment are given to candidates upon application, but in general, this assessment covers essay questions, debates, guiding skills, and field assessments.

A Gold Level guide is the ultimate ambassador for the KPSGA, for their company, and for Kenya as a whole, representing an exceptional level of knowledge and skills in the field, and offering safari experiences of the highest quality.

Current Gold Members

The following guides have sat and passed the Gold Level Examinations and therefore represent what KPSGA believe are the best guides in the country.

*Note:* Click on a guide's name to see his or her profile. Click on a company name for more information about the company.

Guide Name Safari Operator
ANTHONY CHEFFINGS ONSAFARI KENYA
ANTONY M. MUIA PRIVATE SAFARIS
CALVIN H. COTTAR COTTARS 1920'S CAMP
DEREK DAMES KER & DOWNEY SAFARIS
DOUGLAS NAGI COTTARS 1920'S CAMP
EDWIN SELEMPO ORIGINS SAFARIS
ELPHAS NJUKI MICATO SAFARIS
GG DAVID FREELANCE
INDERJEET BILKHU FOUR BY FOUR SAFARIS
JAMES NJUNGO MUNGAI LAZIZI EXPEDITIONS
JOSEPH W. CHEGE TORTILIS CAMP
MARTIN MBURUGU SUNWORLD SAFARIS
MOHAMMED HASSAN AQUILA SAFARIS
PAUL KIRUI FREELANCE
PETER ADEDE LIECH ORIGINS SAFARIS
PETER CARPENTER WILD PLAINS SAFARIS
PETER J. SILVESTER FOUR BY FOUR SAFARIS
PHILIP HECHLE FREELANCE
PHILIP KIBET RONO SOIN AFRICA SAFARIS
PRESTON MUTINDA PRESTON'S BIRDING & WILDLIFE SAFARIS
RICHARD KNOCKER THE MAPS EDGE
STEPHEN TURNER ORIGINS SAFARIS
WILLIS OKECH FREELANCE
ZAREK COCKAR ZAREK COCKAR SAFARIS
Guide Name Safari Operator