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EcoTraining Quiz: Bats

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of bats.
Bats are key role-players in South Africa’s natural ecosystems. They serve as crucial bioindicators, offering valuable insights into the state of natural ecosystems. Bats serve as primary pollinators for fruiting trees, facilitate seed dispersal, and effectively regulate insect populations, which includes agricultural pest control.

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What to expect from EcoTraining’s Placement Program

The Placement Program offers students a significant opportunity to gain experience in the industry while sharpening their new-found skills and becoming fully exposed to how establishments in the hospitality and guiding world operate. The Program focuses on introducing and preparing the 1-year Professional Field Guide students for their careers in the industry.

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EcoTraining’s rite of passage – The Sleepout  

It is a tale of forging a profound bond with the African wilderness. Immerse yourself in the primitive setting, enveloped by Africa’s untamed sights and sounds, while gazing in wonder at the night sky. A flickering campfire enhances the bushveld atmosphere and keeps you vigilant through the night watch. As the first light of dawn graces the horizon, you’ll awaken to the vibrant pulse of the African wild.

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The Many Fascinating Secrets of a Baobab

The Makuleke Concession is one of the most diverse and scenically attractive areas in the Kruger National Park. The area is renowned for its botanically rich landscapes, scattered with towering ancient baobab trees and has abundant wildlife and bird species.

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Discover the Unparalleled Benefits of EcoTraining

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 of pristine wilderness, EcoTraining offers an immersive learning environment like no other.

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EcoTraining’s NEW On-Demand Field Guide Course

EcoTraining’s all-new On-Demand Field Guide Course is the solution for all nature lovers who want to study Professional Guiding but cannot get to the heart of the African bush. The new online course offers pre-recorded lectures covering all 17 FGASA Nature Site Guide qualification modules.

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The Purpose of a Safari Field Guide in Conservation

When I think about Africa, I think of a safari. I see people travelling worldwide to view the magnificent wildlife and scenic game reserves only Africa can offer. Some prefer to jump in their vehicles and explore the wilderness independently, while others feel more comfortable with a specialist guide. The upside of taking a guided safari is that you will be entertained and educated for the entire duration of your safari. An interpretive safari creates meaningful and unexpected encounters when you least expect them.

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Gap Year Wildlife & Conservation Program

As you immerse yourself in new worlds of breathtaking habitats, learn, discover, and make a difference while embarking on the adventure of a lifetime with our one-of-a-kind wildlife & conservation gap year programs.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Tortoises

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of tortoises.
These shelled evolutionary wonders play an essential role in keeping their ecosystems healthy. Tortoises and freshwater turtles are important seed and spore dispersers for many plants, trees and fungi.

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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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