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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Africa is home to the largest animals walking the earth-the iconic African elephant. They are easily recognised by their large ears and trunk, used to handle objects and communicate. Once common throughout Africa, our iconic mammals have declined significantly due to threads. As with most wild animals, humans need to prioritise the conservation of the world’s elephants and their habitats.
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