Reconnecting you to the natural world through educational,

exciting and life-changing wilderness experiences


This is EcoTraining's well-known 28 Day Safari Guide training course aimed at those wishing to experience a bush holiday, whilst also learning about the environment they are in. 28 days of living and learning in nature at our wilderness camps (Selati, Karongwe, Mashatu) will provide you with the practical and theoretical knowledge of the natural environment.

Why do the course

The basis of this course was first developed in 1993 and was the first of its kind in the safari industry. It is for those that are passionate about nature, who would like a more in-depth experience and understanding of it. The knowledge you gain on this course, will take your safaris and bush holidays to the next level and give them a whole new meaning.

Some subjects covered on course

  • Ecotourism and Guiding
  • Presentation Skills
  • Creating Photographic Opportunities for Guests
  • Animal Tracks and Tracking
  • Communication and Facilitation Skills
  • Bird Identification and Behaviour
  • Dealing with Guests
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Ecotourism and Local Communities
  • Sleep out in the Bush

You could walk away with

At the end of this course, you will be awarded an EcoTraining participation certificate.


EcoTraining’s local rates are positioned for local citizens to access our training and to ensure career development and employment in the Safari industry.

  2016 2017
Local (28 days) R 32 900.00 R 35 500.00
International (28 days) R 40 500.00 R 46 600.00
Local (21 days) n/a R 25 000.00
International (21 days) n/a R 34 500.00

Our winning formula: You will be based in camps in prime wildlife areas 24/7 and partake in wilderness walks or game drives twice daily. Depending on the course you enrol on, you will be trained on up to two different game reserves, exposing you to a diversity of habitats and species. No other training provider can match this variety of training environments or frequency of practical activities we offer to our students.

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Getting your safari guests to connect with wildlife safely and sensitively


Nights around the camp fire getting to know your guests and telling them about your experiences in the wild


Explaining astronomy to your guests under a perfect night sky


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