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Matt o'Brien - a calling for adventure
May 11, 2017

After spending three years at University, Matt still yearned for something more. After doing some research he came across EcoTraining and the rest was history...

Leon Pauleikhof - its been a life changing experience
May 04, 2017

Through signing up for the Professional Field Guide course, it has been a year filled with new life experiences, lifelong friendships and unforgettable experiences for Leon. "Every time I've been to Africa I changed a little bit. This time with EcoTraining I changed even more."

Yuka Ota: from Tokyo to the African bush
April 27, 2017

A passion for wild animals led Yuka to many different countries to participate in various conservation projects until she signed up for a Professional Field Guide course with EcoTraining. The rest is history...

Lodge Life with Varun Taneja
April 20, 2017

From the moment Varun was introduced to African documentaries, he dreamed of travelling to Africa one day. Little did he know that his dream were about to come true.

Lawyers and snakes
April 11, 2017

There is no shortage of stories about lawyers and snakes.  This one, though, is a little different...

Lodge Life with Callan Neilson
April 06, 2017

Callan Neilson is currently doing his six month lodge placement at world renowned Singita Lebombo. He has already learnt so much since the beginning of his course and Callan feels that he had been given a opportunity to work with the "best in the industry and get the best start to his guiding career". 

Navigation and Orientation course at Mashatu
April 03, 2017

The Navigation and Orientation course forms an integral part of the Professional Field Guide course. Cara put her new found Trails guiding skills to the test and joined the course for a few activities to see what it was all about. 

Life as a back-up with Mike Kirby
March 30, 2017

"It's a feeling that I think everyone needs to experience on foot in this remote corner of the Kruger" says Mike Kirby who became a back-up Trails guide as part of his Lodge Placement program with us.

Trails Guide course at Mashatu
March 27, 2017

Cara Pring gave the Trails Guide experience a second chance. This time at our Mashatu camp in Botswana. With amazing memories of breaks atop great koppies overlooking springs and marshes with vereaux eagles soaring above and ellies crossing rivers in the distance, it left a great impression on Cara.