At the age of 71, Clare Wilson enrolled in an EcoTraining Career Course, packed her bags, and headed north for the bush.
I asked my fellow online EcoTraining students around the world what they were reading these days. What books inspired them, challenged them, or made them long for the bush?
If I thought my list of must-read titles was already long, it got longer when I saw their recommendations.
If you’re looking for inspiration for Christmas Gifts, we have gathered more gift ideas we think will add a bit of the African bush to any holiday.
The holidays are almost here, and you still don’t know what to get the safari lover in your life? Not to worry. We have gathered gift ideas we think will add a bit of the bush to any holiday celebration.
On the International Day of Rural Women, meet the remarkable EcoTraining team of women who are leading their families and their communities to a better life in areas like the town of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga and Makuleke village in Limpopo.
Society tells us our lives will be mapped out by our youth and our ambition: what schools we attend, who we marry, or what high-paying career we take on. But those are not the only factors that determine our paths. Sometimes tectonic forces are working deep below our feet, waiting to show us paths we had not prepared for when we least expect them—after our careers, our schooling, and our lives are pretty much sorted out. Or so we thought…
Daily we hear about animals whose population numbers are in decline, but did you know that the humble Bees numbers are also in decline and they too are at risk of extinction?
Professional Field Guide students, Sarina and Joya, take us on a walkabout through the newly built EcoTraining Karongwe camp.
Not only does EcoTraining offer a variety of Field Guide career and short nature courses, but we also offer onsite training at lodges all over the world. This time around, we had the opportunity to do training in South Luangwa, Zambia. Instructor, Michael Anderson, made the trip to Zambia and in the blog shares his experience with us.
Selati is a pristine reserve, home to a plethora of natural wonders. Of these natural wonders, the Lillie Cycad Reserve is a rare and delicate gem. Victoria shares more on the topic in this week’s blog on the Encephalartos Dyerianos.
In our latest blog guest blogger, Kristin Herman shows us how can we become part of the Global Wildlife Conservation cause. She will also explore five of the countries working to conserve wildlife, one that is not even in Africa.
Guest writer Katherine Rundell runs us through some of the top 10 Wildlife Must-Reads.
EcoTraining Professional Field Guide Student Jack Vicary shares his EcoTracker – Tracking & Trailing experience with us.
Tropical Cyclone Eloise was one of, if not the strongest cyclone ever to impact the country of Mozambique, the impacts of Eloise were also seen here in the Lowveld. Instructor Sean Matthewson explains some of the effects the storm had on the Lowveld.
With every new year, come new year’s resolutions. It almost seems mandatory to start the new year with a challenge, whether it is giving up chocolate or carbs, cutting out a bad habit or starting the new year by keeping fit.
Do you want to know why you should become a Game Ranger or Safari Guide? EcoTraining instructor Michael Anderson explains in more detail.
EcoTraining Camp Manager, Emma Summers reflects on the year that has passed and shares her positive view on the lessons learnt throughout the year.
In order for ecosystems to be balanced and thrive, it’s essential that all living animals are properly protected. Wildlife is a term which relates to wild animals and undomesticated animals, such as insects and birds.
“There are two aspects on a personal level when it comes to change. It is either embraced or it is the one thing many of us fears the most.” Change really is as good as a holiday, but even more so when this ‘holiday’ is in the bush!
Based in South Africa, Albie Venter has been involved in professional wildlife guiding, wildlife management and eco-tourism since 1996 and we are very privileged here at EcoTraining that Albie managed to visit our camps on a regular basis. Here is a wonderful trip report of his most recent visit on a Wilderness Photography Course in the magnificent Makuleke.
The lift in restrictions could not have come at a better time. South Africa is known for its lovely weather and what better time to step foot on South African soil than during the spring months leading to summer. You can look forward to lovely weather as you enjoy the stunning beaches, wildlife and landscape the country has to offer.