EcoTraining – Creating Guides and Guardians of the natural world
Operating for 27 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 13 000 people from 33 different countries around the world.
In terms of age restriction we will accept participants from 12 years of age (accompanied by an adult) and 16 years of age unaccompanied. Please understand that our unfenced bush camps are all in dangerous game area and it is with the participant’s safety in mind that this restriction is in place. There is no cut off age to our courses, provided participants are of a reasonable level of fitness.In order to attempt the FGASA qualifications, participants are required to be 18 years or older in age and be in possession of a valid driver’s license
The age ranges of students tend to be from 18 – 65. We have a variety of people from a wide variety of countries attending our courses. Be assured that you will meet and study alongside with interesting people that are passionate and enthusiastic about conservation and more specifically about the bush.
1) Must be 18 years or older (FGASA courses)
2) Must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence (FGASA courses)
3) Must enjoy a reasonable level of fitness (all courses)