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

Kenya: an unusual sighting
November 23, 2016

It is unusual for cheetahs to scavenge off each other, and this sighting of a male and female cheetah sharing a meal left everyone puzzled.

EcoTraining: Photos of the week #2
November 18, 2016

Every photo has a story to tell and every week the story will have a different ending. In nature not one day is the same which makes life in the bush a thrilling experience.

A walk in the bush
November 16, 2016

"There is something right about seeing animals on foot rather than from the great fuming hide of a vehicle. Here we are all animals with needs for water and shelter, at a respectful and proper distance. Here one is excited by tracks of animals one doesn’t see or by working out how the lions killed the eland carcass we come across".

EcoTraining: Photos of the week #1
November 11, 2016

After a camp visit to three of our four wilderness camps, we walked away with a renewed love for nature and its inhabitants and it left us in awe of the beautiful African bush.

Birds of a feather flock together?
November 08, 2016

However, this isn’t true in the case of EcoTraining. Talking to participants enrolled on one particular course, we couldn’t get a melting pot of more diverse people with contrasting origins, careers, backgrounds and appearances.