Another day begins in the African bush, in the beautiful Makuleke. The Pafuri section of the Kruger National Park is by far the wildest, most remote and biologically diverse region in the Greater Kruger. The EcoTraining Makuleke Concession (Pafuri section) is 25,000 Hectares in extent, which makes up only 1% of the entire Kruger National […]
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Professional Field Guide demonstrates safety first in a scary situation!
How the re-introduction of predators helped build a balanced, natural ecosystem.
Some days in life we steer the propeller, and other days we ride the waves. There’s a delicate balance between making and allowing.
This story is a special tribute to grandfathers on Father’s Day. This is a heart-warming story of a grandfather, his grandson and an adventure in the African wilderness!
A self-proclaimed ‘high maintenance’ girl from Johannesburg, currently on an FGASA Field Guide course at Selati, enrolled on this course to learn as much about wildlife as she can. She has one mission in life: “pursue your passion, and go do great things in life.”
The safari and guiding industry has always been traditionally male-dominated. This was due to the fact that much of the work of a field guide required physical strength, bravery and resilience. With the rise of the 21st century and the liberation of women’s rights, much of these occupations in fact did not require physical strength as it did expertise and skill. So, many courageous women started entering into male-dominant professions such as the guiding, creating a new movement of guiding professionals as we know today. EcoTraining is proud to be a part of this development in the guiding industry.
An initiative aimed at educators from rural communities who become trainers; integrating environmental education as part of their syllabus offered to local community primary schools.
It happens once a year, why not make it an educational lifetime experience?
EcoTraining wants to spread the joy and say thank you to all our loyal supporters before Christmas.
Sometimes, the hard moments in life forces you to rise above all odds and make the best of your situation. This is exactly what Jerry Sibiya did when circumstances left him homeless for a night.
You don’t need to be born in Africa to have Africa in your blood. The longing to be connected with the African wilderness is a way of life for a lot of people from all around the world and an unexplained marvel.
Chrissi’s journey to becoming an EcoTraining back-up
Marriage and nature have something in common, if you truly love it, you will always find beauty in it. This is what newlyweds, Christian and Mimi did. After exchanging their vows, they decided to begin their honeymoon immersed in nature where they would explore a deeper connection with the African wilderness.
“Wildlife, Nature conservation, and guiding were a few key words that I sought out and followed over the past few years. It led me, to be who I am now. A Level 1 Nature Guide and a Lead Trails Guide. It all started as a dream that needed to be realised” –
“I had a dream, then I woke up and lived it.” The journey of Daniel Welmers’ first steps of becoming a Safari Field Guide.
Opportunities can be found in the strangest places, Anika found hers in between the pages of a research paper which was EcoTraining. She fell in love with the idea of becoming a field guide and imparting knowledge about the plight of animals and nature around the world.
Since Laura was a little girl she dreamt of becoming a Field Guide. This is exactly what she decided to do as part of her Gap Year experience after graduating from High School in Switzerland.
The Baobab tree is more than what meets the eye. It holds fascinating secrets very little people know of. Read more to discover the many interesting facts about a Baobab tree.
When Tayla was 13 years old, her family left South Africa and immigrated to Belgium. Tayla’s passion for nature never faded and now she is back in South Africa to pursue her dream of becoming a Conservationist.
As a highly qualified Lawyer in India and New York, Priyanka just wasn’t satisfied with her life. Her desire for fresh air led her to take a sabbatical, away from the everyday hustle and bustle of the city and enroll in a Field Guiding Course with EcoTraining.
Natasha de Woronin has certainly criss-crossed the globe before finally landing the perfect job. Natasha now researches leopards for the Global Leopard Project in Namibia. She credits her EcoTraining course with having given her the best chance to follow her dream of working with wildlife and inspiring her to help save the natural 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.