Discover the Unparalleled Benefits of EcoTraining

Discover the unparallel benefits of EcoTraining

Immerse Yourself in the African Wilderness

If you’re seeking an unparalleled safari guide and wildlife training experience, look no further than EcoTraining. With six bush camps spread across four African countries, encompassing a staggering 110,000 hectares (270,000 acres) of pristine wilderness, EcoTraining offers an immersive learning environment like no other.

Learn from Expert Instructors

One of the most significant advantages of choosing EcoTraining is the opportunity to learn from expert instructors with years of experience in wildlife and nature. These instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and insights, guiding you through practical exercises and theoretical lessons. Benefit from their expertise as you delve into the fascinating world of African wildlife.

Exclusive Camp in the Kruger National Park

EcoTraining is the only private training provider with a camp located within the renowned Kruger National Park. This prestigious location offers an unparalleled setting for learning and exploration. Immerse yourself in the heart of one of Africa’s most iconic and biodiverse landscapes as you learn from experienced Instructors.

Total Immersion in Nature

EcoTraining ensures that your time with us is entirely a nature-immersive experience. From the moment you arrive at one of our remote bush camps, the sights, sounds, and scents of the African wilderness will surround you. 

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Hearty Cooked Meals

At EcoTraining, we understand the importance of nourishment during your training journey. That’s why we provide hearty, home-cooked meals throughout the course. Each day, you’ll enjoy carefully prepared delicious meals. 

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Unfenced Bush Camps

All EcoTraining courses are in remote wilderness areas, where their four unfenced bush camps serve as the base for your training. These camps provide an authentic experience, allowing you to connect with nature deeply. 

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EcoTraining offers a unique, immersive training experience that differentiates us from other providers. With our unfenced bush camps in remote wilderness areas, expert instructors, and exclusive campsites in the Kruger National Park, EcoTraining ensures that your journey to becoming a safari guide is unforgettable. 

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EcoTraining, which has been in operation since 1993, is the innovator and top provider of training for safari guides and wildlife experts in Africa.

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Start your wildlife career

Want to become a field or nature guide? Explore our immersive courses and training programmes for professional safari guides and guardians of nature, taught and led by experts in the industry.

EcoTraining offers career and accredited courses, wildlife enthusiast courses, gap year programmes and customised group travel courses.

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