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Wildlife Filmmaking

Develop, film and edit your own wildlife film making documentary on one of Africa’s most stunning game reserves.

Wildlife Filmmaking Training Program

Whether you just have a desire to film Africa’s fascinating wildlife, or you are aiming to build a career in the competitive field of wildlife filmmaking, Africa Media’s wildlife filmmaking experiential training program will be perfect for you.

Africa Media’s wildlife filmmaking program is a 4-week experiential learning program that guides film students into the heart of wild Africa. At its core, the program aims to develop a new generation (of all ages) of professional wildlife filmmakers capable of entering into one or more to the various roles that comprise the wildlife filmmaking industry.

The program pairs students with some of Africa’s top professional wildlife filmmakers and wildlife experts who will act as both your guides and personal tutors during your time on the program. They will share their industry knowledge and filmmaking skills with you as you research, develop, film and edit your own personal wildlife documentary.

Over the program, students will move through the three primary phases of producing a broadcast standard wildlife documentary: pre-production, production, and post-production. Pre-production phase will be dedicated to ensuring students gain a sound understanding of camera operation, editing techniques, audio use, sequencing, storytelling and developing your own personal documentary. During production, the team will spend nine days on one of Africa’s top wildlife reserves where we will focus purely on capturing incredible content for your documentary. Post-production will be spent dedicated to editing and presenting a final 5-minute documentary. 

This program is aimed at introducing students to the real world of wildlife filmmaking-the highs, lows, and challenges that wildlife filmmakers face daily when trying to document the world’s incredible wildlife and wild places.

Program Fees



Contact us for information about a discount for residents of South Africa.


28-day program

Filming tuition

Filming safari on wildlife reserve

Broadcast filming equipment

Program certification




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Rating of Average of 9.24 on a total of 17 Ratings
Red Claybon
November 30, 2022
An Immersive Experience That I Won't Forget

This program showed me the foundational skills needed to break into the industry. I loved the variety of experiences that the program provides. Interns will get unique exposure to(...)

Jeannine Thompson
November 8, 2022
Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Africa Media

We absolutely loved Schotia, BOE, the elephant walk, and Monkeyland! We had such a blast at the beach braii and the sailing trip we did with everyone. Johnny was personable and we(...)

Kayleigh Hutchinson
October 13, 2022
Exceeded Expectations

I'd definitely recommend the Wildlife Filmmaking Programme to anyone interested in developing their camera and editing skills!
Having previously worked in the client and agency(...)

Amanda Shaw
October 10, 2022
Experience of a Lifetime!

My month in the wildlife filmmaking course was absolutely life changing. I started the program with no knowledge of the documentary production process, and I had never shot a video(...)

Sofia Steeg
October 10, 2022
It was a very good experience !

I learned a lot while we were in the savanna filming. I learned about animals, national and private reserves, but mostly about filming wildlife and the interaction you get from(...)

William Mangan
August 31, 2022
The course was amazing!!!!!!!!

I learnt a lot here, ranging from different camera techniques to how to set up new cameras that were alien to me.

The staff were always friendly and lovely to talk to. They make(...)


Everything you need to know about our wildlife filmmaking training program is here in the FAQ’s.


View the daily syllabus of our wildlife filmmaking training program from pre-production to post-production.


View the work of our students! Many have been featured at international film festivals and won production awards.


We visit a variety of world renowned reserves and sanctuaries. Find our more about filming platforms here.

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Africa Media is a premier supplier of production services, experiential media training programs and interactive edu-tourism expeditions throughout Southern Africa.

Our mission is to build an enthusiastic generation of wildlife and environmental  specialists who have the skills and passion to build successful careers or make significant contributions in the wildlife and environmental media industry.



182 Aalwyn Way


Mossel Bay 6520

South Africa