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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 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 28 days 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 at a $250 discount and only choose which month you will attend when you are comfortable you can travel safely and securely.

Program Fees




28 day program

Filming tuition

9 days on wildlife reserve

Broadcast filming equipment

Program certification




Local travel


Program dates

  • 1 – 28 May
  • 1 – 28 June
  • 1 – 28 July
  • 1 – 28 August
  • 1 – 28 September
  • 1 – 28 October
  • 1 – 28 November


Alumni reviews

Independently verified reviews by Goabroad meaningful travel

Rating of Average of 9.36 on a total of 11 Ratings
Julia de Broek
September 23, 2016
Course is truly amazing

The Africa Media Wildlife Filmmaking Course is truly amazing. I learned more about filming wildlife and creating stories then I thought I would. I also visited some amazing places and seen some unbelievable things. The 10 days filming in Schotia Wild reserve was definitely one of the highlights. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I want to say a huge thanks to Ryan Johnson and Annie Post for all the tips and advice. It was an incredible(...)



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 incredible 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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