November 20, 2013


It is believed that Scottish explorer David Livingstone was the first to set eyes on the world’s largest sheet of falling water almost 160 years ago.

In this instance, be one of the first participants on this EcoTraining 55 Day Field Guide Level 1 course in its brand new location.

The first course will run from 17 February to 12 April 2014 at the Nakavango Conservation Centre in the 2500 hectare (6000 acre) Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve in Zimbabwe.  Just ten kilometres away are the Victoria Falls – one of the seven natural wonders of the world!

And although the course is based at Stanley and Livingstone, participants will also enjoy visits to the Chobe National Park in Botswana, the Zambezi National Park in Zimbabwe and of course Vic Falls, within the Victoria Falls National Park.

With the Smoke that Thunders as the backdrop, you couldn’t ask for a better classroom setting for digesting all that nature has to offer.

The Reserve is the only property in the Vic Falls region where the Big Five can be viewed, due to the presence and protection of black rhino on the property.

Mammals are abundant – from the large predators (lion, leopard, cheetah), several species of smaller carnivores, black rhino, elephant, antelope, birds (broad-billed roller, western-banded snake-eagle, narina trogon, taita falcon) and reptiles to other various other critters.

The shared ethos between the EcoTraining and the Nakavango Conservation Programme teams makes this partnership a natural synergy. EcoTraining are all about reconnecting you to the natural world through educational, exciting and life-changing wilderness experiences and Nakavango is all about making a difference through the integration of conservation, education and community. 

This course is for you – whether you intend becoming a field guide (it is FGASA accredited) or purely has a deep and innate love for the bush. Every minute of this 55 day programme will be a learning experience, being submerged in nature and constantly exposed to the African bush.

A broad spectrum of subjects will be covered, all in the form of daily lectures and practical activities, out in the field. This will alternate between walks and game drives.

If you are intrigued and want to make 2014 a year to remember, then secure your place on the very first EcoTraining 55 Day Field Guide Level 1 course, 17 February-12 April 2014 at the Stanley and Livingstone Private Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. 

Send an email to to book your spot!

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