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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When a Gecko lays eggs in your bed
January 20, 2017

The bush can leave you all sorts of surprises around every corner. Cara had some first hand experience with plenty of unexpected surprises and this one most definitely topped them all.

The curse of the 'were-buff'
January 16, 2017

Upon arriving back at Karongwe on New Year's Day, there were some very fresh buffalo tracks around our tent. We figured perhaps our friendly neighbourhood buffalo had come to check where we had gone while we were visiting the Selati camp. What a nice chap! 

Caught between a lion and an elephant bull in musth
January 06, 2017

We turn a corner to hear an impala urgently alarm calling and what do you know… a big male lion lying right in the open! At the same time I spot elephants on the opposite side of the road and out comes a big bull elephant very clearly in musth...

Life at Karongwe camp
January 03, 2017

It has been a few weeks since Cara and Van first arrived at camp. They have been introduced to the daily running of camp, regular visits from resident animals in and around Karongwe and joined on some exciting course activities. It has been an unforgettable first week and Cara shares her experience.

Christmas at Karongwe
December 27, 2016

I was equal parts excited about and dreading Christmas in the South African bush. I have never had a Christmas away from my family before and it's pretty much the only holiday in the year I really care about. 

An Aussie in Africa: from corporate to camp life
December 23, 2016

Cara, a corporate girl from Australia, has left her world behind and moved to Africa with her South African born husband to explore the unknown.  Their quest led them to EcoTraining and Cara's tales of life in the bush begin here...