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Night game drive from Karongwe Camp

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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.

World Giraffe Day | 21 June 2019

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World Giraffe Day | 21 June 2019 This is a new annual event launched by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to raise awareness of our iconic long-necked friends.

What to expect from EcoTraining Karongwe Camp

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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

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Matabele Ants at Karongwe Camp putting their best foot forward.

Home on the range | Advanced Rifle Handling

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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.

EcoTraining is launching the accredited FGASA Field Guide course in the Masai Mara, Kenya

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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.

Can you see yourself doing a bush walk?

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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.

A morning drive to awaken your senses

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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.

FGASA | Frequently asked questions and answers

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For those considering a career as a professional field guide, here are some common questions frequently asked.

What to expect from EcoTraining Selati camp

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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.

Environmental Conservation Starts With You

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Humans have long been the greatest threat to this planet’s biodiversity. That is why we are said to be living in the Anthropocene – the years wherein the Earth’s atmosphere, geology, biosphere, and ecosystems have been most greatly impacted by the presence of Homo sapiens.

Learn about Butterflies Day - Butterfly Flutterby

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To celebrate ‘Learn about Butterflies Day’, EcoTraining Instructor, David Havemann shares his fondness towards certain butterflies in Southern Africa. These beautiful flying insects are more than just a pretty sight, they also have many fascinating features that most people do not even know about.