EcoQuest, taking a walk on the wild side with EcoTraining.


Are you finishing up with your varsity or school studies? Have you decided that your chosen career path is NOT what you enjoy any more? Is a career change is an option? If you have answered “YES” to any of those questions, then why not consider joining and EcoQuest course to see if working in the guiding industry might be an option.

Are you uncertain about making a career change? Why not start off with an EcoQuest course offered by EcoTraining? The simplistic answer is because it exists…But there is more to this course than meets the eye. So, what does the course cover?

Some of the USP’s…The EcoQuest courses can be tailored to suit individuals or groups. Depending on your time constraints, participants can sign up for either a 7 or 14-day course. Do you have a speciality that you would like to highlight? Let EcoTraining structure your course time to focus on that. The curriculum is broad-based to encompass much of what the other EcoTraining courses have to offer. It is immersive, in as much as all the EcoTraining camps are unfenced. And it is designed to be educational…and walking into a large Golden Orb Spider web can be seen as just that!

Time in the bush is not always about dangerous game species and encounters with those that have teeth, claws and horns. It is also about taking time to appreciate how there are many different inhabitants that makeup an eco-system. And by doing so, they all contribute to the total well being. These Matabele (Whistling ants) feed only on termites. Spending time with the column as they head out or return from a raiding party is both informative and educational.

Did you know that there are 171000 species of fungi/mushrooms in South Africa? Well, you can find out more about some of those on the walks from the various EcoTraining camps where this course is presented. Luckily, most of the species found in South Africa are edible but it does help to know which might be poisonous for human consumption.

Each of the EcoTraining camps in South Africa, Selati, Karongwe and Makuleke are situated in different biomes. Thus making the vegetation very different and as a result, the students are exposed to a variety of different trees, grasses and trees.

What does the EcoQuest course cover? The course consists of drives, walks and lectures. Each of which covers flora, fauna as well as tracking and spoor identification.

With the sun setting we walk back towards camp, the perfect ending to a day filled with exciting new experiences. Make the most of this opportunity and contact EcoTraining for more information about EcoQuest and the variety of other courses that they offer.

Listen to what Anton Lategan, MD of EcoTraining had to say about the company and their ethos. And then follow his call to action and sign up!

This is the EcoTraining mission statement…1] Vision: To be the global leader in environmental education by reconnecting people with nature…For me, the most important part of that statement is the word *reconnecting. 2] Mission: To provide inspirational & immersive learning experiences for professional safari guides and guardians of nature and finally…3] Values: Inspire. Professionalism. Caring and Accountability. Are you ready to make a commitment to yourself and your future? If so, then visit their website for more information: