At EcoTraining, you can live your African dream for a week, two weeks, a month or even a year.

Do you long to experience a day in the life and work of a safari guide? Are you an avid conservationist at heart wanting to know more about ecosystems, the web of life and all that makes up mother nature? If you answer yes to either of these questions, then our wildlife courses and programs are just what you’ve been looking for!

There’s nothing more experiential and interactive than being a participant on a course at unfenced tented bush camps in prime wildlife areas. Even at luxury safari lodges you won’t get the level of interaction and learning offered by EcoTraining wildlife courses.

Subjects covered include geology and ecology; astronomy; weather and climate; trees and grasses; reptiles, animal behavior; animal tracks, approaching dangerous game; bush survival skills, and much more.

These subjects are taught through exciting wilderness walks and game drives each day as well as interesting lectures with slides in our open-air bush classroom.


Some of our wildlife courses:

Safari Guide

EcoTraining’s well-known 28-day Safari Guide training course is aimed at those wishing to experience an African bush holiday while also learning about the environment. 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: May 8, 2022

Location: South Africa and Botswana

EcoTracker Course: Animal tracks and tracking

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

Next Starting Date: March 2, 2022

Location: Makuleke Concession, South Africa


EcoTracker Course: Animal Monitoring

This comprehensive 55-day, animal tracking course thoroughly introduces animal tracking and its conservation management applications, immersing participants in actual animal tracking projects.

Next Starting Date: July 4, 2022

Locations: Pridelands & Selati, South Africa