Aayat Irfan

Aayat is a young budding writer, poet, blogger and changemaker from Mozambique. She is a Yale Young African Scholar alumni and the youngest contributor to Xonguila, a Mozambican travel and leisure magazine, and EcoTraining. She is the first Mozambican to write on ‘Voices of Youth – UNICEF.’ Aayat’s written pieces have been featured on many platforms, including Travel Essence magazine (Dubai) and a US-based news portal called She is a proud winner and finalist in many writing competitions. Some examples would be – the Trust for Sustainable Living student essay competition (UK) and the Vilnius International Project Olympiad (VILIPO – Lithuania). Due to her awareness-raising project for kids on sustainable tips, she was acknowledged by the State of Youth and KidsRights Changemakers (Amsterdam). You can find me curled up on a couch reading, binge-watching a movie or relaxing by the beach when I am not writing.
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Globalization in the Wild

My dad’s experience at EcoTraining was genuinely remarkable. It was an incredible example of how people from different backgrounds and cultures can come together to learn and appreciate nature. The diverse group of companions he met at the camp, including those from Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, UAE, and Reunion, made the experience even more enriching. He learned from instructors from various countries, explored the African wilderness, and encountered awe-inspiring birds. It was a unique opportunity to witness globalization in the wild.

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happy students from various cultures

Why would you choose EcoTraining for your nature courses?

Over the last few years, the field guide industry has expanded and offers various nature/wildlife and guiding courses. Spoiled for choice, it might take research to choose which course and training provider best suits the job. EcoTraining offers a wide range of courses, and we will highlight ten top features that make your task easier.

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Study wildlife conservation and accredited field guide courses at any of our pioneering African training camps, around Africa.

Enter your wildlife career. Explore our camps.

Mara Training Centre

Located on the banks of the Mara river,
the camp is nestled between communities
and wildlife conservancies.

Makuleke Concession

Explore the untamed wilderness of Kruger
National Park’s Makuleke Concession
with EcoTraining.

Mashatu Game Reserve

Located at the confluence of the Limpopo
and Shashe Rivers, in the eastern
corner of Botswana.

Pridelands Conservancy

A natural wonderland with free-roaming
elephants located in the Limpopo
Province of South Africa.

Selati Game Reserve

A sanctuary for wildlife, providing visitors
an opportunity to witness Africa’s
animals in their natural habitat.

Karongwe Reserve

A unique safari destination that offers
visitors an immersive and unforgettable

Start your wildlife career

Want to become a field or nature guide? Explore our immersive courses and training programmes for professional safari guides and guardians of nature, taught and led by experts in the industry.

EcoTraining offers career and accredited courses, wildlife enthusiast courses, gap year programmes and customised group travel courses.

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