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The Outpost Centre, Shop No 4, Corner of Van der Merwe and Ehmke streets, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa 1200
Member Number: 206369 Tel: +27 (0)13 752 2532

Operating for 24 years, EcoTraining is the pioneer and leader in safari guide and wildlife training in Africa. EcoTraining is widely recognised by the safari industry for its credibility and standard of excellence in nature guide training. We offer accredited career courses, gap year and sabbatical programmes, nature programmes, high school and university study abroad programmes, custom courses and on-site professional guide training at safari lodges. All courses are run directly from EcoTraining’s unfenced bush camps in prime wilderness areas across South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. To date EcoTraining has trained over 11 000 people from 33 different countries around the world.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris
  • Eco tourism


24 May 2022

WildEarth LIVE Safaris with EcoTraining

Please take note that EcoTraining has created a dedicated page on our website for the purpose of streaming our WildEarth live stream safaris, this replaces the two short live streams we previously had on our social media pages daily.

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26 January 2022

David Dobrik and EcoTraining showcasing South Africa

Youtube celebrity David Dobrik travelled to South Africa with EcoTraining for his new show “Discovering David Dobrik” EcoTraining, known in the industry as the leader and pioneer in nature training, under its projects department, was entrusted to plan, organize, and deliver David Dobrik's first trip to South Africa.

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27 July 2021

Free online Lecture on Animal Behaviour

ATTA members are invited to a FREE Online Lecture, completely dedicated to Animal Behaviour. The duration of the lecture is one hour and takes place on 10 August 2021 at 6 pm (SAST)

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17 February 2021

Tracking for Wildlife Monitoring

EcoTraining has launched a new two-month tracking course in 2021 that includes modules revolving around monitoring rhinos, lions and leopards in the wild.

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11 April 2019

New Kenya FGASA Qualification course in the Masai Mara

EcoTraining, Africa’s oldest and largest guide training school will be offering the FGASA level one qualification within the Masai Mara from September this year. As part of this qualification course, participants will traverse 3 different conservancies during the 55day course, accessing 16 000 hectares, providing ample access to different elements that make this a truly sought after course for the industry as well as nature enthusiasts.

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