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Christmas comes early at EcoTraining

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EcoTraining wants to spread the joy and say thank you to all our loyal supporters before Christmas.

Sometimes you lose, sometimes you learn, sometimes life takes you on a new path

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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.

Where will YOUR off the beaten path take you?

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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.
Good Work Foundation training

Konica Minolta sponsors field guide students from the Good Work Foundation to train at EcoTraining

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In August 2017, EcoTraining welcomed a group of eleven young individuals from the Good Work Foundation (GWF) bizhub Conservation Academy in Mpumalanga. Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA) in partnership with GWF sponsored these previously disadvantaged candidates to pursue their dream of becoming accredited Field Guides.

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.