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EcoTraining, which has been in operation since 1993, is the innovator and top provider of training for safari guides and wildlife experts in Africa.
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Empowering Women through Education

EcoTraining celebrates the International Day of Education on the 24th of January. We reflect on education’s pivotal role in nurturing peace and fostering development. We pride ourselves in our commitment to providing inclusive and equitable quality education. Let us all strive towards making quality education accessible for all and contribute to shaping a brighter future for future generations.

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Sales Manager

EcoTraining is on the hunt for a dynamic Head of Sales. If you’re inspired by combining your love of nature with an impactful sales role, we want to hear from you! Join us in driving change and making a difference.

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Understanding Wildlife Tracking

The ancient art of tracking unveils the secrets of animal behaviour. We explore the key steps of identifying, interpreting, and tracking wild animals in the heart of the South African wilderness.

“Do not be afraid to get dirty. Get down on your knees and have a close look at the tracks. It is essential to take your time. You can make a mistake by being too quick on the trigger when identifying tracks,” said Gerhard Delport, a former EcoTracker student.

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Find your Freedom with EcoTraining

As nature enthusiasts, we at EcoTraining discover our sense of freedom within the African Bush’s core, where nature and conservation effortlessly blend. What does freedom look like to you? Are you up for a challenge? We invite you to join us on an unforgettable journey, surrounded by nature and wildlife, breathtaking sights, fresh air and all the incredible scents and sounds of the bush.

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What to expect from EcoTraining’s Placement Program

The Placement Program offers students a significant opportunity to gain experience in the industry while sharpening their new-found skills and becoming fully exposed to how establishments in the hospitality and guiding world operate. The Program focuses on introducing and preparing the 1-year Professional Field Guide students for their careers in the industry.

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Elephants swimming at Pridelands

Have you ever witnessed the magical display of gentle giants swimming and playing and sparring and bonding in water? They don’t just enjoy dust baths; their favourite kind is when they’re fully immersed underwater and trust us, there is nothing more entertaining than watching a herd frolicking in the water. It is a remarkable sight to see.

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The Many Fascinating Secrets of a Baobab

The Makuleke Concession is one of the most diverse and scenically attractive areas in the Kruger National Park. The area is renowned for its botanically rich landscapes, scattered with towering ancient baobab trees and has abundant wildlife and bird species.

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Discover the Unparalleled Benefits of EcoTraining

If you’re seeking an unparalleled safari guide and wildlife training experience, look no further than EcoTraining. With six bush camps spread across four African countries, encompassing a staggering 110,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, EcoTraining offers an immersive learning environment like no other.

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EcoTraining’s NEW On-Demand Field Guide Course

EcoTraining’s all-new On-Demand Field Guide Course is the solution for all nature lovers who want to study Professional Guiding but cannot get to the heart of the African bush. The new online course offers pre-recorded lectures covering all 17 FGASA Nature Site Guide qualification modules.

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Find a camp

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
experience.

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.

Join our nature-loving community.