EcoQuest safari course – 6 to 20 nights

View across the Mashatu nature reserve, Botswana

Course information

The EcoQuest course is designed to provide an ecological learning experience by incorporating certain aspects of the 28 day Safari Guide course. It is primarily aimed at those who are looking for a more in-depth bush learning experience, but who do not necessarily have four weeks to break away from work obligations. It consists of two components – learning about the fascinating elements of nature and how each are carefully interconnected to one another in a specific region, while at the same time experiencing some aspects of typical safari guide training.

Why do this course?

If you are an adventurous spirit wanting to gain a greater understanding of nature and the environment, whilst experiencing the excitement of the bush, then EcoQuest is for you. If you are a student testing the waters for a career in this field, join this course. In addition, we show you how to drive a 4×4 vehicle, to identify common birds, plants, trees, tracks and how to track game.

Some subjects covered on the course

Ecology. Common Trees and Shrubs. Animal Tracks and Tracking. Bird Identification and Behaviour. Animal Behaviour. Astronomy. Orientation and Navigation. Bush Skills. Positioning Vehicle for Photography. Correct Use of Binoculars.


The sleeping arrangements at all our camps consist of two people sharing per tent. Single requests are required to pay double-rates. Women and men do not share tents unless booked as a couple.


Early morning wake-up (tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh fruit and cereal), Brunch after activity (cooked breakfast and fruit salad), Afternoon tea (light lunch/ sandwiches), Dinner (balanced, warm plated meal with meat, vegetables and salad).

Certification and accreditation

At the end of this course, you will be awarded a certificate of participation.

Further information

To book a place, request further information or if you have any specific questions then please get in contact by emailing