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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Nelson Mandela

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Blog: from the field

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.

Lawyers and snakes
April 11, 2017

There is no shortage of stories about lawyers and snakes.  This one, though, is a little different...

Lodge Life with Callan Neilson
April 06, 2017

Callan Neilson is currently doing his six month lodge placement at world renowned Singita Lebombo. He has already learnt so much since the beginning of his course and Callan feels that he had been given a opportunity to work with the "best in the industry and get the best start to his guiding career". 

Navigation and Orientation course at Mashatu
April 03, 2017

The Navigation and Orientation course forms an integral part of the Professional Field Guide course. Cara put her new found Trails guiding skills to the test and joined the course for a few activities to see what it was all about. 

Life as a back-up with Mike Kirby
March 30, 2017

"It's a feeling that I think everyone needs to experience on foot in this remote corner of the Kruger" says Mike Kirby who became a back-up Trails guide as part of his Lodge Placement program with us.