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Iconic to Africa – The Majestic African Elephants

Africa is home to the largest animals walking the earth-the iconic African elephant. They are easily recognised by their large ears and trunk, used to handle objects and communicate. Once common throughout Africa, our iconic mammals have declined significantly due to threads. As with most wild animals, humans need to prioritise the conservation of the world’s elephants and their habitats.

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Why would you choose EcoTraining for your nature courses?

Over the last few years, the field guide industry has expanded and offers various nature/wildlife and guiding courses. Spoiled for choice, it might take research to choose which course and training provider best suits the job. EcoTraining offers a wide range of courses, and we will highlight ten top features that make your task easier.

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Three Years of E-Learning Innovation for EcoTraining

In a world where everything can be done online, why not use an immersive digital experience to learn about and experience the natural world?
Since 2020, the team at EcoTraining has pushed conservation boundaries and worked diligently to create five courses that have seen physical African bush experiences come alive in a world of online information and learning.

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Rhino Conservation through Dehorning

Dehorning is an effective strategy used with other methods, such as anti-poaching monitoring and security, to decrease rhino-poaching in southern Africa. Dehorning is only considered a last resort after carefully evaluating what level of security is in place. Otherwise, rhinos are highly likely to be poached, regardless of whether they are dehorned.

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The Birthday Present

During the several months I spent in the bush, I saw simply unique places. I don’t remember a day when I woke up and wasn’t stunned by something!

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Can you afford not to go on safari for a year?

In an era of economic uncertainty and increasing financial pressure, many individuals grapple with the changing cost of living worldwide. But what if there was a way to break free from the constraints of high expenses and immerse yourself in an extraordinary adventure?

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Wildlife Wonders

The Day of the Jackal

I heard a report coming in on the radio about a lion that had killed a bush pig, and I was fascinated by the behaviour of animals in the wild. The story had a surprising twist when we arrived at the scene.

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Courses and Experiences Spotlight

Bush Star

It’s unusual for a student to know more than their instructor. But when it comes to astronomy, Elizabeth Fairall is an understated surprise package.

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New Beginnings

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale. On that note, this is how my Professional Field Guide Course with EcoTraining started.

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Find a camp

Study wildlife conservation and accredited field guide courses at any of our pioneering African training camps, around Africa.

Enter your wildlife career. Explore our camps.

Mara Training Centre

Located on the banks of the Mara river,
the camp is nestled between communities
and wildlife conservancies.

Makuleke Concession

Explore the untamed wilderness of Kruger
National Park’s Makuleke Concession
with EcoTraining.

Mashatu Game Reserve

Located at the confluence of the Limpopo
and Shashe Rivers, in the eastern
corner of Botswana.

Pridelands Conservancy

A natural wonderland with free-roaming
elephants located in the Limpopo
Province of South Africa.

Selati Game Reserve

A sanctuary for wildlife, providing visitors
an opportunity to witness Africa’s
animals in their natural habitat.

Karongwe Reserve

A unique safari destination that offers
visitors an immersive and unforgettable
experience.

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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