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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, then Africa Media’s wildlife filmmaking experiential training program will be perfect for you.

Africa Media’s wildlife filmmaking program is a 2 or 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, challenges that wildlife filmmakers face daily when trying to document the world’s incredible wildlife and wild places.

Flexi-booking special

Africa Media is offering a ‘Flexi-booking’ special during the challenges of Covid-19. When booking with Flexi-booking, you are able to secure your spot and only choose which month you will attend when you are comfortable you can travel safely and securely.

Program Fees




14 or 28 day program

Filming tuition

Filming safari on wildlife reserve

Broadcast filming equipment

Program certification




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Alumni reviews

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Rating of Average of 9.36 on a total of 11 Ratings
Joanne Mellon
October 23, 2019
Amazing Experience!

Such an amazing experience and learned a lot in a short space of time on the film program. The team who run the program are fantastic and make sure that everything runs smoothly. A real privilege to get so close to the animals and learn so much about them. In addition to the actual course, it's a great opportunity to meet like minded people and experience South Africa.

Helder Gomes
May 13, 2019
It was a great experience

I really enjoyed my program as a filmmaker in Africa Media. They are very professional and Kind people. Their team work hard to make you feel confident and to give you all the tools you need to be successful.

Michael Hewitt
Best experience of my life!
May 13, 2019

I joined the wildlife filmmaking program in 2018. At the start I was worried that it would be too advanced as I had never filmed wildlife before, although I had worked with cameras during my university studies. However, from start to finsih the instructors ensured tht I had full support. They work out who is good with cameras, who knows animals and then work with you individually on what you need to focus on. The time on Schotia game reserve was the best 9(...)

Charli May
August 24, 2018
Excellent month in South Africa

I had the best month of my life on the wildlife filmmaking course with Africa Media. We had access to great equipment and were taught how to use it. The 9 days spent on safari at Scotia were incredible. Some improvements could be made to WiFi/ housing facilities but we were able to go on some great activities in the local area!

Mulenga Chimumbwa
August 6, 2018
It was one of the best moments of my life

My experience with Africa Media was the most amazing experience of a lifetime opportunity.It taught me how much filmmaking is alot of work.
I'll never forget that rhino moment deep down in the bushveld.  Anyone with a passion for film and wildlife, get your monies together and spend a month in the bushveld


Here we offer you 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


On the program 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