Get a real sense of the impact of our courses by hearing feedback from our esteemed participants at EcoTraining. The insights they share are invaluable and give a firsthand account of the transformative experience we offer.

An African Dream

Interview with Tere Abumohor after completing her 55-day Field Guide course

We met up with Tere Abumohor after she completed her EcoTraining 55-day Field Guide course. Adventurous, vibrant with a zest for life!

Having a dream of coming to Africa, she joined EcoTraining’s 55-day Field Guide course and today she is very proud of being able to Guide in Africa.

Connected to the African Bush

Interview with Anges van der Heijde

We meet EcoTraining Professional Field Guide student Anges van der Heijde, all the way from the Netherlands.

Our paths first crossed with Agnes in 2012 when she joined EcoTraining’s 55-day Field Guide course in Selati and Mashatu. Mashatu blew her mind and she soon returned to Africa for more adventures in the bush.

Life in the African Bush

Interview with Sam Bredl

Curious, Interested, and filled with a thirst for all things nature! We meet EcoTraining’s Professional Field Guide student Sam Bredl, all the way from Austria.

Recently started his Field Guiding studies and has already experienced an amazing sighting after tracking lion tracks. Sam describes their finding as a ‘National Geographic moment’ in real life.

Simply Incredible

Interview with Jared and Nicola

Joyful, interested, and filled with enthusiasm! Meet Jared and Nicola, they come from very different countries and became friends while on course with EcoTraining.

Both started out doing our online courses and decided to further their thirst for knowledge and wanted to gain first-hand experience out in the bush as well.


I thoroughly enjoyed each and every minute of EcoQuest! The camp, the food, the game drives, the lectures, the walks – all surpassed my wildest expectations. I’m still star-struck from the entire jam-packed experience. It felt as though there were not enough hours in the day. The sounds, the smells, and even the heat in the Makuleke Concession – all contributed to possibly one of the best African adventures I’ve ever had.

I have and will become very vocal that I am of the opinion that it is the only logical solution for anyone wanting to have a true safari experience. It certainly makes financial sense for overseas visitors to rather do an EcoQuest course than to book into a venue or do a self-drive tour in a game reserve. Most of all it encompasses the perfect package which would fulfill that dream bucket list safari.

And of course, it remains very evident that EcoTraining is the leader in field guide training. I no longer have reservations that I’m perhaps too old to do one or more of your courses. It is without a doubt that whoever has the privilege to attend any EcoTraining course will have the best possible 5 Star training available.

Part of my very being simply stayed right there in that bush. It feels as though I’ll never quite rest or be whole again until I return. And return I will. One day. I remain so very grateful! Thank you!

Meggan Schaeffer

7-Day EcoQuest, Makuleke 2021

Start your wildlife career

Accredited by leading associations such as FGASA and official training entities such as CATHSSETA, our career courses and programmes offer individuals an opportunity to turn a passion for wildlife and nature into a career.

55-day Field Guide ONE Course

The EcoTraining Field Guide ONE course is industry-tailored, mainly aimed at giving South Africans their first steps towards their field guide career. It is the number ONE course to consider when becoming a qualified Field Guide.

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Our Wildlife programmes 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.

Connect with like-minded people from all over the world with our live and interactive online sessions. Study conservation online in this adventure-packed learning experience.

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On-demand Field Guide Course

This on-demand Field Guide course is a tailor-made solution for individuals with busy schedules who yearn to pursue their passion for field guiding at their preferred pace.

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Take a gap year and experience an immersive wildlife experience or customise a course for small groups, university study programmes or private travel with EcoTraining.

Gap Year

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our unique wildlife gap year programs, immersing yourself in breathtaking habitats, learning, discovering, and making a meaningful impact. Whether you’re a school leaver unsure of your future path or a nature enthusiast, step into an exciting world of adventure with our wildlife gap year programme.

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Customised Wildlife Programmes

Customised courses for agents and tour operators to assist with the planning of educational safari itineraries catered for small group departures, alumni travel, private celebrity travel, summer schools, and university study abroad programmes.

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