Never leave your shoes unattended in the bush – you just never know what might find them.
Male lions kill and eat a lioness, as witnessed by EcoTraining students in the Greater Kruger.
A leopard’s hard-earned meal is spotted by a lioness and her cubs, who quickly take advantage of the situation.
EcoTraining trains safari guides and aspiring nature enthusiasts in the natural environment, a classroom with no walls! Similarly, with students, we break down the walls that confine their thinking and allow their minds to become freed!
Students from EcoTraining get a fantastic sighting of a brown house snake who looks for warmth and comfort on a shoe.
Other than barbecuing – sorry, ‘braaing’ – there’s nothing that awakens the natural instincts like learning how to track an animal.
I’ve spent a good amount of time in the bush conducting walking safaris. The general aim is to get closer to the bush and really appreciate the smaller things. But it also allows you to approach dangerous game, which is something that gives me an incredible kick.
If the internet had been around when I left school I’d have found out how easy it was to become a safari guide. But alas it was not the case. Instead I waited some 20 years for my mid-life crisis to take hold.
Professional rugby player David Pocock, and his partner Emma, are ambassadors for Wild Ark. WildArk is closely linked to EcoTraining and together they aim to spread the message of conservation.
The footage below starts a few days after where a number of predators had a go at the carcass, including two striped hyenas, a leopard, and finally a few lions who polished it off.
Criminal porcupine caught in the act of stealing from lodge fridge!
If you want to enhance your photographic capabilities, then join EcoTraining on a wildlife photography course from 6 May to 2 June in Kruger National Park.
When a baby acacia rat falls from its nest, the guides at EcoTraining play a hand in reuniting it with its mother.
We were lucky enough to come across this Red-crested Korhaan at EcoTraining’s Karongwe camp this week. He was in throes of a very impressive mating dance before he managed to mate with a female!
The moral of this story is for people to be aware of what they leave behind in the wilderness. ‘’leave no footprints’’ – our wild animals are at risk. This elephant was a lucky rescue but other animals might not.
Students help to raise funds in order to help protect Africa’s rhinos from poaching.
A leopard and her cub manage to steer clear of a pride of lions by staying high enough out of their reach.
A group of side-striped jackals reap the rewards of a lion’s efforts.
The leopard: nature’s most enigmatic predator, a true work of art.
Ben discusses the essential role vultures play in Africa’s ecology whilst at the carcass of a dead hippo.
A tiny red-headed weaver bird shows us what a supreme avian architect he is.
Guests were treated to a tender moment between elephants in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
Ben Coley talks about the magic that is the African bushveld.
Ben Coley finds peace and solace in the bushveld of Africa.