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Christmas in July With EcoTraining


Can you believe that we just stepped into the second half of the year? Oh, and what a whirlwind the first half has been? All of us have been through a rollercoaster of events and it is safe to say that we are looking forward to the next chapter of 2020.

With that being said, EcoTraining wants to offer our fellow South African’s the opportunity to break free from the confinement everyone has endured over the last few months. Doesn’t an adventure into the African Bush sound inviting? You will get the chance to experience and learn from the vast wilderness only our continent can offer.

EcoTraining is the Pioneer and Leader of Safari Guide and Wildlife training and we aim to create Guides and Guardians of the natural world through practical and hands-on experiences in nature. All of our course participants live and learn from tented camps in big game wilderness areas. A complete immersion in nature and a guaranteed unforgettable experience.

If you’ve ever dreamed about becoming a 𝗙𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲, then NOW is the time to 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘂𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺!

Forget about endless hours spent in traffic, or a normal 9 - 5 job in an office… Think about waking up to the whooping sound of Hyenas, elephants blocking the road during your morning drive and spending endless hours appreciating the beauty of the natural world as part of your daily job spec.

This could be 𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 and it can start as soon as 𝟭 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬. All you have to do is book and confirm your spot on the next one-year Professional Field Guide course.

If you love the idea of taking safari lodge guests from all over the world out on walking and game drive safaris into Africa’s wild places, finding wildlife for them, and teaching them fascinating facts about the animals and ecosystems, then EcoTraining’s Professional Field Guide course is for YOU!

This course comprises of approximately 5 months of theoretical and practical training with highly qualified instructors, in which participants will complete various separate certificate courses. Following this is a placement programme period of 5 – 6 months which will make up the second half of the course.

Christmas comes early this year and for this starting date only, we have an incredible special offer just for you! The first 5 people to book and confirm their spot on this course, will receive an incredible R40, 000 discount*

Normal Price R222, 350, you pay R180, 000. * The promotion valid for South African citizens only

Hurry up, limited space available. Don’t miss out on this unbelievable offer. Email us to book your place on this upcoming Professional Field Guide course


EcoTraining IS online! If you don’t have the option to take a year off, do not worry, we’ve got your back.

Make sure not to miss out on the next Field Guide Online course starting 10 August 2020. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Field Guiding and covers all 17 FGASA Apprentice Guide modules, including theory reviews, workbook support, and theory assessments. EcoTraining’s experienced instructors deliver the programme via live interactive lectures, which include videos, graphics, and quizzes.

*Recordings of each lecture will be made available to anyone who cannot attend the live lectures

That is not all… you can book for the practical component of the EcoTraining Field Guide course as part of a combo deal and only pay R66, 799. This rate includes the online learning component (as per above) and 35-days of practical learning in the African wilderness. This combo deal will give you the opportunity to become a qualified Apprentice Field Guide (FGASA endorsed).

Combo course dates:

  • Online component: 10 August – 07 October 20202

  • Practical component: 18 November – 22 December 2020

We are waiting to welcome you with open arms. Our instructors are on the edge of their seats and can’t wait to share their knowledge and the magnificent African bush with you.


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