FGASA Accredited Programs & Courses

Many of EcoTraining's programs and courses are accredited by leading associations such as the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and certified by official training entities such as the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority of South Africa (CATHSSETA). Please check on accreditation and certification before registering for a course.

Professional Field Guide

If you love the idea of taking safari lodge guests from all over the world out on walking and game drive safaris into Africa’s wild places, finding wildlife for them, and teaching them fascinating facts about the animals and ecosystems, then EcoTraining’s Professional Field Guide course is for you. 

Next starting date
August 02, 2017 All camps
FGASA Field Guide

Every minute of your 55 days on this course will be a learning experience, as you are constantly exposed to the bush. It covers a broad spectrum of subjects, using a mix of formal lectures as well as time out in the field.

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August 02, 2017 Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve, Zimbabwe
Trails Guide

Explore the wilderness of the majestic Makuleke Concession in the famed Kruger National Park or Mashatu in the Northern Tuli Reserve in Botswana on foot, on a 28-day Trails Guide course (FGASA-accredited), where the majority of your time will be spent conducting bush walks in big game country. 

Next starting date
July 07, 2017 Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana
EcoTracker Animal Tracking

EcoTracker offers you the ultimate wilderness immersion. Through the ancient art and science of animal tracking – possibly the world's oldest – you will connect with the iconic places and wildlife of Africa on foot.

Next starting date
August 25, 2017 Makuleke Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kenya Bronze Safari Guide

EcoTraining’s signature Kenya Bronze Safari Guide course consists of 28 adventure-packed days living in and learning about nature and ecology at our wilderness camps in Kenya. You will take part in a variety of learning activities, while driving and walking in some of the most stunning areas of Africa.

Next starting date
October 01, 2017 Mara Training Centre