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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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What makes Kenya great?

In case you need to remember why Kenya became a top-class tourist destination in the first place, we want to remind you of all the positive aspects this country offers. We encourage you to add Kenya and EcoTraining to your travel bucket list.

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Gap Year Wildlife & Conservation Program

As you immerse yourself in new worlds of breathtaking habitats, learn, discover, and make a difference while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime with our one-of-a-kind wildlife & conservation gap year programs.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Tortoises

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of tortoises.
These shelled evolutionary wonders play an essential role in keeping their ecosystems healthy. Tortoises and freshwater turtles are important seed and spore dispersers for many plants, trees and fungi.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Reptiles

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of reptiles.
The fundamental role that reptiles play in the ecosystem is a simple one. As one part of the more fabulous food chain, they prevent overpopulation and provide food for hungry predators, especially when they are young.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Mammals

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of mammals.
Mammals play an important role in ecosystems by providing essential services such as regulating insect populations, seed dispersal and pollination and acting as indicators of general ecosystem health.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Fish

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of fish.
Fish species biodiversity is a testament to the incredible variety of aquatic life on our planet. With over 33,000 recognized species, fish inhabit a wide range of ecosystems, from the depths of the ocean to the highest mountain streams. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, each adapted to their specific environment.

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Some days in life we steer the propeller, and other days we ride the waves. There’s a delicate balance between making and allowing.

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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.

Join our nature-loving community.