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Life without dreams is 'irrelephant'

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Chrissi’s journey to becoming an EcoTraining back-up

The honeymoon that will live on in our spirits forever

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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.

Sustainable conservation efforts, indigenous communities and the abundant wildlife of Kenya

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EcoTraining has been running courses in across Kenya since 2009, having proudly trained students on various Safari guide courses in a variety of diverse landscapes. In 2017, EcoTraining was pleased to announce the launch of their new operation in the world-famous Masai Mara ecosystem, partnering up with the Mara Training Centre (MTC) in Enonkishu Conservancy.

Perseverance knows no obstacles, my journey of becoming a Lead Trails Guide

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"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" - Haritha Pilapitiya

Guiding Dreams

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“I had a dream, then I woke up and lived it.” The journey of Daniel Welmers’ first steps of becoming a Safari Field Guide.

The Masai Mara EcoQuest Course in Kenya

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An interview with EcoTraining instructor Andreas Fox

A tree gave me a reality check

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"For a tree that doesn’t speak, it gave me a lot to think about. This sounds very deep, but then again, roots are." – Natashia Brittion

You are never too old to live life to the fullest!

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Inspiring testimonials for those who fear that age hinders their decision to enrol for a FGASA Field Guide Level 1 / NQF 2 Course.

Respecting nature is not enough, we need to love it! This is why I want to become a Field Guide: Anika Green

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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.

My Gap year that set my soul on fire: Laura Gutknecht’s pursuit of becoming a Field Guide.

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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 Verreaux Eagles defend their turf

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The last Advanced Birding course was filled with exciting wildlife encounters and learning opportunities on the beautiful Mashatu Game Reserve. See what the students experienced in this photo blog.
Jeffrey as back-up Trails Guide at Makuleke

A British Naturalist in the African Bush serving as a volunteer EcoTraining Back-up

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“The reality is that these instinctive influences would have been a part of daily, world-wide, human survival in pre-historic times and in fact remain vital to some indigenous populations today.”