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.

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Blog: from the field

Lawyers and snakes
April 11, 2017

There is no shortage of stories about lawyers and snakes.  This one, though, is a little different...

Lodge Life with Callan Neilson
April 06, 2017

Callan Neilson is currently doing his six month lodge placement at world renowned Singita Lebombo. He has already learnt so much since the beginning of his course and Callan feels that he had been given a opportunity to work with the "best in the industry and get the best start to his guiding career". 

Navigation and Orientation course at Mashatu
April 03, 2017

The Navigation and Orientation course forms an integral part of the Professional Field Guide course. Cara put her new found Trails guiding skills to the test and joined the course for a few activities to see what it was all about. 

Life as a back-up with Mike Kirby
March 30, 2017

"It's a feeling that I think everyone needs to experience on foot in this remote corner of the Kruger" says Mike Kirby who became a back-up Trails guide as part of his Lodge Placement program with us.

Trails Guide course at Mashatu
March 27, 2017

Cara Pring gave the Trails Guide experience a second chance. This time at our Mashatu camp in Botswana. With amazing memories of breaks atop great koppies overlooking springs and marshes with vereaux eagles soaring above and ellies crossing rivers in the distance, it left a great impression on Cara.

Lodge Life with Sean Harris
March 23, 2017

As part of his lodge placement, Sean Harris has been working at Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park. It has been an unforgettable experience so far and Sean has come to realise the true meaning of this statement: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life...”