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Read the latest posts from EcoTraining and immerse yourself in our natural world. Explore the wild, learn about conservation, discover our camps, join us in spotting wildlife and so much more.
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Leading the Way to Higher Education in Ecotourism

Are you an aspiring nature guide looking to develop your skills and expertise? Look no further than EcoTraining, Africa’s leading safari and wildlife training institution. EcoTraining has achieved a groundbreaking milestone by becoming the first Guide Training School on the continent to receive accreditation from the Council for Higher Education (CHE) in South Africa.
Let us explain why this is such a significant achievement for EcoTraining and the Field Guiding Industry.

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Ezulwini, the Duke of Pridelands

Have you ever had the privilege of having a memorable encounter with an elephant? What about a magical moment with a tusker?
Here’s a remarkable story about how the Duke of Pridelands, a famous tusker, shared a moment with EcoTraining’s Bush Bus Guide – Andries Kemp.

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The Guided Experience

Would you like to master the art of guiding, giving your guests the best possible experience on safari?
We look at a few methods you can use to get your guests involved, connect them with nature and take them on a journey of authentic discovery. You will leave them feeling special with a love and appreciation for nature.

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The fascinating birds of the bush

Have you ever wondered what the fascination is around birding and why people love it so much?
Let us introduce you to a few feathery friends you might spot on your next adventure at one of EcoTraining’s rustic camps. Discover the captivating secrets of the beautiful birds of Africa, and grow your appreciation and love for nature.

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Wildlife Conservation with EcoTraining

EcoTraining showcases its commitment to wildlife conservation and environmental preservation by promoting sustainable practices and educating people about protecting endangered species. EcoTraining sets the bar high with its courses, trains field guides, and instils a sense of responsibility towards nature and wildlife.

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EcoTraining Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence

Thirty years of EcoTraining is a significant milestone. This celebration is a testament to EcoTraining’s long history of promoting field guiding and wildlife conservation. It’s an opportunity to inspire the next generation of passionate individuals who will continue the legacy of creating guardians of the natural world.

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How do I become a Backup Trainee for EcoTraining? 

“To be selected as a backup trail guide is a privilege and carries great responsibility. You are responsible for the life of the Lead Trails Guide and the lives of guests who are with you and require a great deal of trust”, says Gino Cinquina, former EcoTraining Backup. As a backup trainee for EcoTraining, you can walk in beautiful wilderness areas and experience incredible moments on foot with wild animals.

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The Black Mambas continue to Inspire

The Black Mambas are truly inspiring women who have been making a difference in their communities for a long time. They are fearless in their mission to protect endangered rhinos and wildlife, and they do it without the use of firearms. Their efforts have saved countless animals from the deadly traps set by poachers. It’s heartening to know that two of these remarkable women are currently undergoing training with EcoTraining, where they can further develop their skills and make an even greater impact in their daily work.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Bats

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of bats.
Bats are key role-players in South Africa’s natural ecosystems. They serve as crucial bioindicators, offering valuable insights into the state of natural ecosystems. Bats serve as primary pollinators for fruiting trees, facilitate seed dispersal, and effectively regulate insect populations, which includes agricultural pest control.

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Can you afford not to go on safari for a year?

In an era of economic uncertainty and increasing financial pressure, many individuals grapple with the changing cost of living worldwide. But what if there was a way to break free from the constraints of high expenses and immerse yourself in an extraordinary adventure?

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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.