Zarek Cockar Safaris
As a Gold Level guide the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA) I am familiar with local wildlife, cultures, and conditions. I also hold a Level 2 qualification with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), and a Level 3 Track & Sign qualification with Cybertracker, a non-profit network for wildlife trackers. These widely-recognized qualifications have provided me with useful tools to interpret the signs and behaviours of wildlife we encounter on safari.
Although I’m a Kenyan by birth and a qualified guide, I do not take for granted the collective, traditional knowledge systems of Africa’s indigenous peoples. I hold the utmost respect for the ancient wisdom and skills held by local cultures that I could never hope to personally attain in full. I strive to include representatives of Africa’s rich diversity of ethnicities throughout my safaris to intertwine this wealth of knowledge into the fabric of every safari.
Kenya 2021: 3 weeks and 126 (that is not a typo!) species including Naked Mole-rat, Sokoke Dog Mongoose, Maned Rat, Caracal, Striped Hyena, melanistic Serval, and Harrison’s Giant Mastiff Bat. Awesome report.
Kenya Rare Mammals, November 2021: 8 days & 100 species including Naked Mole Rat, Tana River Mangabey and Serval.
Zakouma, Ouadi Rime & Ennedi, 2022: 2 weeks & 42 species including Patas Monkey, Pale Fox, Red-fronted Gazelle, plus reintroduced Addax and Oryx.