Life-changing, Educational Wilderness Programs

Creating guides and guardians of our natural world

Whether you’d like to pursue a career in field guiding or simply spend some time in the bush and connect with nature, EcoTraining can help you gain the relevant qualifications and skills, while providing you with unforgettable wilderness experiences.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Nelson Mandela



Blog: from the field

The road to discovering a life purpose
June 01, 2017

"You can´t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one." The journey of Anna Katharina Raaben realising her dream of becoming a Professional Field Guide.

What is a Back-up Trails Guide?
May 25, 2017

With every one-year Course group, our Instructors choose a few candidates to become Back-up Guides as part of their lodge placement program. This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain walking hours towards their Lead Trails Guide qualification. 

Meet Lazarus, EcoTraining's newest instructor
May 23, 2017

We are proud to introduce Lazarus as EcoTraining's newest instructor. Lazarus will be based at our camp in Botswana and have already made a big difference with his bubbly personality and extensive knowledge about wildlife and the environment.

Fiammetta Carmellini: This is how I ended up with EcoTraining
May 18, 2017

It took two years of volunteering in Africa for Fiammetta to realise her passion and enrol on a one-year Professional Field Guide course in Africa. She left her home in Italy and embarked on her new adventure to realise her dream to become a guide and work with animals.

Wildlife Photography course report: 26 April to 02 May 2017
May 16, 2017

Etienne Oosthuizen, from Africa Photographic Services,  recently hosted our first Wildlife Photography course of the year. "Photography has become such an integral part of the safari experience and this course is designed to give guides the skills to become better photographers"

Matt o'Brien - a calling for adventure
May 11, 2017

After spending three years at University, Matt still yearned for something more. After doing some research he came across EcoTraining and the rest was history...