Wildlife Programs & Courses

Our Wildlife programs and courses are designed for everyone who is interested in nature, whether they intend to pursue a career in conservation or simply love being in the bush.

Safari Guide

This is EcoTraining's well-known 28-day Safari Guide training course, aimed at those wishing to experience a bush holiday, while also learning about the environment they are in. A month of living and learning in nature at our wilderness camps (Selati and Karongwe in South Africa, and Mashatu in Botswana) will provide you with the practical and theoretical knowledge of the natural environment.

Next starting date
July 07, 2017 Karongwe Game Reserve, 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
EcoQuest

The EcoQuest course (seven or 14 days) is designed to provide a learning experience, and incorporates certain aspects of our Safari Guide course. It is aimed at those who are looking for a more in-depth bush experience, but who do not necessarily have four weeks to break away from work obligations.

Next starting date
June 28, 2017 Karongwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Birding in the Bush

Birding as a hobby has grown tremendously in popularity in the past decade, and these days visitors to the African wilderness areas want to do more than simply spot large game. Owing to this development on the ecotourism front, we have developed our seven-day Birding in the Bush course. 

Next starting date
September 24, 2017 Makuleke Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Wildlife Photography

Taking great wildlife photos is not as easy as it looks. Not only does one need creativity and technical knowledge, but also knowledge and understanding of one’s subject matter.

Next starting date
March 13, 2018 Makuleke Concession, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Matric Bush Program

Go on an adventure safari with a group of your best friends… a fresh, safe, exhilarating alternative to celebrating the end of your school life together. Based in a beautiful big five game reserve, with a comfy tented camp as your base, embrace the celebrations with a whole lot more meaning, adventure, memories and experiences.

Next starting date
November 30, 2017 Karongwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Family EcoQuest

The Family EcoQuest is an educational bush program designed to immerse people of all ages into the African wilderness. By providing an inspirational adventurous experience, hearts and minds of both young and old are awakened and slowly yet steadily an army of green warriors is created.   

Next starting date
June 28, 2017 Karongwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Mara EcoQuest

This EcoQuest program is based on our EcoQuest program in South Africa and Botswana and includes unique elements which reflect the fascinating dynamics occurring in the wildlife areas of the Mara.  

It is an immersive educational safari for those wanting to visit Kenya specifically and the five day to two week durations fit perfectly with the wildebeest migration and other Kenya travel plans. 

Next starting date
July 01, 2017 Mara Training Centre
Mara Safari Guide

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Safari Guide in Africa?  This 14-day program packed with adrenaline of the "big five" on the Mara plains, guiding skills, and life and work with Maasai Mara communities will give you the unique safari experience you've been looking for.

Next starting date
July 19, 2017 Mara Training Centre