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Chacma baboon

Baboons and their behavior | All you need to know

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Did you know that the word “chacma” is derived from the Hottentot (Khoikhoi) name for baboons?

What makes Kenya great again?

10 new things that everyone should know when Kenya forms part of their bucket list Safari
Women's Day

Women's Day 2019 | Today and everyday we celebrate you

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August is Women’s Month and today being Women's Day, what a better way to celebrate all the women around us than to showcase the amazing work some of them are doing.
lion

World Lion Day | 10 August 2019

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World Lion Day | 10 August 2019
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World Ranger Day 2019

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July 31st we celebrated World Ranger Day. And by extension, it should also be celebrated as World Field Guide Day.
Impala

Underrated | by Emma Summers

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EcoTraining camp manager Emma Summers tells us about the most underrated animal in the African bush.

10 things you did not know about Hippo

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It seems unfair that the Hippo did not make it onto the Big 5 list. Surely, since they are the 3rd largest land mammal after the elephant and the white rhino, and they are considered to be the most dangerous, they deserve some sort of recognition? That being said there are many stories and legends about the huge ‘River Horse’.
EcoTraining student and instructor

Mandela Day and a tribute to Johnny Clegg | EcoTraining Mashatu Camp

In 2009, the United Nations declared that July 18th, Mabida’s birthday would be celebrated internationally as Mandela Day. In tribute to the 67 years that he fought for equality and social justice, communities, businesses and individuals were tasked with ‘giving back’ for 67 minutes.
Kate Ochsman

To all you future female guides, you can do it!

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America to Africa. Kate Ochsman a previous EcoTraining Student on the one-year Professional Guide Course tells us that the 'guiding' world is not a man's world after all.
Impala ram

The Impressive Impala

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“We don’t like being ignored”! Usually, impala are the first and most numerous species that are seen on game drives. As a result, they tend to be overlooked and ignored most of the time. Here are some reasons why they should not be ignored.

Sleeping out under the vast African sky

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As part of the EcoTraining Trails Guide Course the students get…
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Zebras | Facts and fallacies surrounding them

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Why is it that when it comes to zebra people often have a multitude of questions? Let us answer some unusual questions about this unique animal.