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EcoTraining Quiz: Reptiles

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of reptiles.
The fundamental role that reptiles play in the ecosystem is a simple one. As one part of the more fabulous food chain, they prevent overpopulation and provide food for hungry predators, especially when they are young.

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Inspired by Teaching and Learning

EcoTraining Senior Instructor, Craig Beaton, has worked in the bush – one way or another – for over 35 years. Starting as a Trails Guide in the Kruger National Park in 1986, he has come full circle to be an instructor on the current Trails Guiding course in progress at Pridelands.

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The Rhino Story

The rhino story of South Africa is like a roller coaster ride of emotions. There are ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs. But at the crux of it, it’s the story of a species’ resilience and humanity’s ability to work together for great good.

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How the Kudu got its Name

Once upon a time, in the small village of Koroga. There lived Chief Paipo. Chief Paipo had a beautiful daughter for whom he was looking for a suitor. He sent word to all the animals in the wilderness to come and contend for his daughter.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Fish

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of fish.
Fish species biodiversity is a testament to the incredible variety of aquatic life on our planet. With over 33,000 recognized species, fish inhabit a wide range of ecosystems, from the depths of the ocean to the highest mountain streams. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, each adapted to their specific environment.

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EcoTraining Quiz: Dung Beetles

Take our EcoTraining Quiz this week and test your knowledge of dung beetles.
South Africa is a haven for dung beetle species biodiversity. These industrious insects play a crucial role in ecosystem health by efficiently recycling organic matter. With over 700 different species found across the country, South Africa is a global hotspot for dung beetle diversity.

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Why camp in an unfenced African bush camp?

As a kid, I remember camping out in the garden with my brother, no parents allowed, and I have happy memories of a father, daughter camping trip, and ever since, I’ve loved camping. I have been lucky to go camping in many pristine natural places, from the remote Alaskan wilderness to the African bush.

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My South Africa

My story begins like an ordinary student story. I felt closed I’m my room after a challenging semester of studies. The pandemic didn’t make it any easier. I felt suffocated in my room and, to be honest, in my country as well. I felt the need to go and explore more places and see more views. But most importantly, to have new and exciting experiences. I decided to take a short break from my studies and do a course in South Africa.

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Terrestrial Planets

There are four Terrestrial Planets in our Solar System. These Planets happen to be our closest neighbors and the closest to our Sun. They are also known as the Inner Planets. They are Mercury, Venus, Mars, and of course our home Earth. Scientists think that during the formation of our Solar System there were more than likely more Terrestrial Planetoids but that they either merged with each other or were destroyed.

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Running to the rhythm of the bush

One of the first things you will probably learn out in the African bush is the famous rule – Don’t run! As a runner, I guess this golden rule won’t help me get a gold medal at my upcoming race as it stops me dead in my tracks quite literally. The idea of possibly becoming prey when you kick up the pace is a frightening thought as there is no way you can outrun anything out here, even if you were the fastest animal on two legs.

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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.

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