Celebrating 30 years of Conservation Excellence
This year, EcoTraining celebrates 30 years of helping people from all walks of life to reconnect with nature, experience the breath-taking African bush and study conservation.
For three decades, the guiding organisation has provided more than 14 000 local and international students the opportunity to become the world’s best Field Guides and Guardians by offering courses that lead the way in safari wildlife training on the continent of Africa in its unfenced bush camps in the most pristine wilderness areas of South Africa, Botswana and Kenya.
“We would not be where we are today without all the people who have been a part of and played a role in this incredible journey. There are so many special stories of our students who have relocated to South Africa, secured scholarships for local community members to study field guides, the list goes on, and we are so proud of what our students have achieved,” said EcoTraining Managing Director Anton Lategan.
This significant accomplishment demonstrates EcoTraining’s dedication, expertise, and commitment to providing high-quality education and training in the field of guiding and wildlife conservation, and it is the foundation of innovation in the industry.
The Pioneer in Field Guiding
“Some of our recent accomplishments included being recognised as Africa’s first Guide Training School to receive formal accreditation from the Council for Higher Education (CHE) in South Africa. This accreditation now allows students to obtain a University Level Qualification from EcoTraining, and it is a testament to our organisation’s commitment to providing quality and relevant education in conservation and nature guiding,” added Lategan.
This celebration is about acknowledging EcoTraining’s history and envisioning a promising future for field guiding and wildlife conservation worldwide. It’s an opportunity to inspire the next generation of passionate individuals who will carry on the legacy and the importance of creating guardians of the natural world.
The EcoTraining Adventure
Are you interested in exploring the wilds of Africa? Join EcoTraining on an incredible African Adventure! Wildlife encounters range from majestic elephants, wild dog sightings, hyena and her pups, the endangered rhino, and various bird species. And let’s remember the BIG cats that are iconic to Africa! You’ll be amazed at the breathtaking scenery and the many discoveries the bush offers.
In this video, you get a taste of the unforgettable EcoTraining adventure our students experience in our courses.