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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...

Leon Pauleikhof - its been a life changing experience
May 04, 2017

Through signing up for the Professional Field Guide course, it has been a year filled with new life experiences, lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences for Leon. "Every time I've been to Africa I changed a little bit. This time with EcoTraining I changed even more."

Yuka Ota: from Tokyo to the African bush
April 27, 2017

A passion for wild animals led Yuka to many different countries to participate in various conservation projects until she signed up for a Professional Field Guide course with EcoTraining. The rest is history...

Lodge Life with Varun Taneja
April 20, 2017

From the moment Varun was introduced to African documentaries, he dreamed of travelling to Africa one day. Little did he know that his dream were about to come true.