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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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Iconic to Africa – The Majestic African Elephants

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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Three Years of E-Learning Innovation for EcoTraining

In a world where everything can be done online, why not use an immersive digital experience to learn about and experience the natural world?
Since 2020, the team at EcoTraining has pushed conservation boundaries and worked diligently to create five courses that have seen physical African bush experiences come alive in a world of online information and learning.

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rhino dehorning

Rhino Conservation through Dehorning

Dehorning is an effective strategy used with other methods, such as anti-poaching monitoring and security, to decrease rhino-poaching in southern Africa. Dehorning is only considered a last resort after carefully evaluating what level of security is in place. Otherwise, rhinos are highly likely to be poached, regardless of whether they are dehorned.

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The Birthday Present

During the several months I spent in the bush, I saw simply unique places. I don’t remember a day when I woke up and wasn’t stunned by something!

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Wildlife Wonders

The Day of the Jackal

I heard a report coming in on the radio about a lion that had killed a bush pig, and I was fascinated by the behaviour of animals in the wild. The story had a surprising twist when we arrived at the scene.

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Courses and Experiences Spotlight

6 Myths About Being a Guide

Are you dreaming of a career as a guide? However, you might have heard rumours about what makes an excellent guide and are still determining if this is for you.

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The Purpose of a Safari Field Guide in Conservation

When I think about Africa, I think of a safari. I see people travelling worldwide to view the magnificent wildlife and scenic game reserves only Africa can offer. Some prefer to jump in their vehicles and explore the wilderness independently, while others feel more comfortable with a specialist guide. The upside of taking a guided safari is that you will be entertained and educated for the entire duration of your safari. An interpretive safari creates meaningful and unexpected encounters when you least expect them.

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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

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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