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

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Blog: from the field

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...” 

Through the eyes of a Trails Guide student
March 20, 2017

Isabella Barreca recently completed her Trails Guide course at Mashatu as part of her one year Professional Field Guide qualification. She describes her morning from the first waking call to experiencing the wonders of Mother Nature on foot.

The Wonders of Mashatu
March 15, 2017

From the moment you step foot into Mashatu game reserve, you will be in awe. With its beautiful landscapes, world famous rock formations, baobabs and a vast variety of game, you will not be disappointed.

Life at Makuleke camp
March 08, 2017

The Makuleke camp is located in the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park and offers a variety of wildlife, vegetation and landscapes, not to mention the welcoming staff and good standard of accommodation in this camp.

The Magic of Makuleke
February 28, 2017

I will admit that there is definitely something special about Makuleke. The combination of baobabs, nyala trees and fever trees makes for a magical forest.