The Africa Media Academy is an environmental and wildlife media training company based in Southern Africa. Our core focus is developing the next generation of wildlife media specialists through our experiential training programs.

2021 REOPENING SPECIAL with FLEXIBOOKING

Africa Media Academy has opened up flexi-booking for the 2021 and 2022 years. We are offering 8 flexi-booking places on each program at a USD500 discount. First in wins!

travel journalism

Environmental & Travel Journalism

Learn how to research and produce written content, and receive guidance in establishing a successful career in the fields of environmental journalism and travel writing.

Filmmaking

Wildlife Documentary Filmmaking

Master the skills to become a wildlife filmmaker. Develop, film and edit your own wildlife documentary on one of Africa’s most stunning wildlife game reserves.

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Underwater Photography Program

Master the art of SCUBA diving and underwater photography in the tropical paradise of Southern Africa’s warm Indian Ocean. 

Wildlife & Travel Photography

Wildlife photographer

Move from an enthusiastic amateur to an aspiring professional. Learn how to make money from photography whilst experiencing Africa’s wildlife.

Underwater Videography

underwater videographer

Develop your skills to produce and film your own underwater documentary film in the tropical paradise of Southern Africa’s Indian ocean.

Shark Development Program

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Affiliate program – Live shark week every week at the Blue Wilderness – Shark Research Unit. Contribute to research, education, tourism and conservation programs.

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  • Environmental Journalism
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wildlife Filmmaking
  • Wildlife Photography
Marco Battaglia
 

I really didn't know what to expect by such an incredible program presentation.

When I first arrived at the house I had a warm welcoming by group and staff, the place was so beautifully immersed in the (...)

Jacob Schwebach
 

You may not know how to put it into exact words but you will remember it. It gives me a sense of pride, accomplishment and (dare I say) love as I ease it to the forefront of my memory. If you are at all like I (...)

Amy Moss
 

I spent the month of the environmental and travel journalism program last August 2017. The program was everything that I expected and so much more. We only had two students on the program and one instructor (...)

Michelle Fan
 

If you're looking to broaden your career horizons or just experience a completely unique adventure ... Africa Media is the perfect program! Sounding like a cheesy 90s commercial but for reals, the Journalism (...)

Jessica Furlong
 

In the month I spent as an Africa Media intern, I met and stayed with some of the most amazing people I've ever met. The staff is not only knowledgeable about their craft, they're passionate. They truly care (...)

Colton Cross
 

It was an awesome experience I met people who will be family to me forever!!! I learned a lot underwater photography and about Braai!! The cultural of South Africa will be brought back to the states !! Love you all

Joanne Mellon
 

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 (...)

Abby Volkman
 

I am nibbling on leftovers from last night’s farewell Braai as I ponder my month spent mostly in the Garden Route of South Africa. In the Western Cape, I interviewed game drive rangers, took a few walks to (...)

Kyle Williamson
 

In the time I spent with Africa Media I was able to travel to some amazing places, see animals I would never get to see up close, and meet some of the coolest people ever. I truly enjoyed my time there. As with (...)

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