With World Rhino Day coming up on Sunday, let’s all do our part and sharing this message of rhino conservation far and wide.
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It sometimes seems that the trio of hyaenas from Disney’s famous movie the Lion King is a representation of the species as a whole. There can be nothing further from the truth, as hyenas are not cowardly, skulking scavengers that they are made out to be.
Megan Loftie-Eaton has tasked herself to running the Karkloof 50 Miler for bats and in doing so is shedding so much light on the issues bats face every day. Do you think you know enough about bats? Read all about Megan’s journey ahead and how she intends on saving the bat population one bat at a time.
Did you know that the word “chacma” is derived from the Hottentot (Khoikhoi) name for baboons?
10 new things that everyone should know when Kenya forms part of their bucket list Safari
August is Women’s Month and today being Women’s Day, what a better way to celebrate all the women around us than to showcase the amazing work some of them are doing.
World Lion Day | 10 August 2019
July 31st we celebrated World Ranger Day. And by extension, it should also be celebrated as World Field Guide Day.
It seems unfair that the Hippo did not make it onto the Big 5 list. Surely, since they are the 3rd largest land mammal after the elephant and the white rhino, and they are considered to be the most dangerous, they deserve some sort of recognition? That being said there are many stories and legends about the huge ‘River Horse’.
In 2009, the United Nations declared that July 18th, Mabida’s birthday would be celebrated internationally as Mandela Day. In tribute to the 67 years that he fought for equality and social justice, communities, businesses and individuals were tasked with ‘giving back’ for 67 minutes.
“We don’t like being ignored”! Usually, impala are the first and most numerous species that are seen on game drives. As a result, they tend to be overlooked and ignored most of the time. Here are some reasons why they should not be ignored.
As part of the EcoTraining Trails Guide Course the students get the opportunity of sleeping out under the vast African sky. With a sleeping bag and a cooler box of food, they get to experience what it is like to be outside in the wild from sunset to sunrise. While there is the possibility of […]
Why is it that when it comes to zebra people often have a multitude of questions? Let us answer some unusual questions about this unique animal.
Into the darkness. Have you been on a night game drive? This is when you get the chance to see and hear all the nocturnal creatures that come to life as the sun goes down, it is definitely an activity that should not be missed.
Here we share what the experience of this camp and concession is like, and what new students or guests can expect from their ‘home away from home’ at EcoTraining Karongwe Camp.
Matabele Ants at Karongwe Camp putting their best foot forward.
As the saying goes, ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. This is true when participating on the Advanced Rifle Handling course. Safety and competency is paramount in this activity. See how our students fair at the range.
The decision to offer the EcoTraining Kenya FGASA Field Guide level one (NQF2) course was brought about through the existing demand of the Kenyan market.
The EcoQuest course is not all about dashing in a vehicle from one Big 5 sighting to the next. It is about becoming intimate with the ecosystems and the biodiversity of the area around the Karongwe camp.
Waking up to the distant sound of a lion roaring, hearing the bird chorus come alive, the smell of the crisp morning. There are very few moments as exciting as waking up knowing you are off for morning game drive.
For those considering a career as a professional field guide, here are some common questions frequently asked.
Many of our potential students wonder what it will be like to spend a year in the bush and how they will manage this if they come from an urban background. Not all the EcoTraining courses run for a full year and there are shorter courses on offer at Selati.
Working in nature in unfenced bush camps is a wonderful and frightening experience at the same time. We live and work in remote areas so wildlife encounters in camp occur quite often.
This Heritage Day we Celebrate our diversity as a Rainbow Nation.
FGASA (Field Guide Association of Southern Africa) and EcoTraining will help you plan your guiding career by sharing an overview of the various types of guiding and options available to you.
Scott Fraser aka Buffel is a young man with a lot of potential. We caught up with him at Makuleke during his last few days as a back-up Trails guide and discovered that despite Buffel’s size and strength, he is the epitome of a gentle giant. “One could argue that he’s more of an elephant than a buffalo”.
Sometimes in life you don’t exactly know where you want to go or what you want to do, but you know the general direction. Other times, you know where you want to end up, but do not know how you want to bumble around until then.
Travelling with a purpose can do so much more than just broaden your experience, it can liberate your understanding of the world.
Why Choose EcoTraining?
- It is the original guide training school in South Africa, with the largest, most bio-diverse footprint in Africa.
- Located in 6 pristine wildlife reserves in 4 African countries.
- Formally accredited courses – the most recognised of any training school in Africa.
- The only training school to be situated inside the Kruger National Park.