As the South African tourism industry continues to thrive and the re-establishment of game reserves and natural wildlife areas continues, the opportunities for ecotourism-related careers are on the increase. One such career is field guiding or more internationally known as safari guiding.
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The most comprehensive course is EcoTraining’s yearlong Professional Field Guide Course that not only prepares students for all of their official field guide accreditation tests, but also offers advanced bushcraft skills, wilderness medicine, and high-level tracking. Students also receive further instruction on navigation and orientation, handling of firearms, and much more.
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“There are 500 times more pieces of microplastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy and by 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish” ~ Ian Johnston: Environment Correspondent in an article for the Independent.
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EcoTraining designs tailor-made onsite field guide training programmes and refresher courses for safari lodges and game reserves across Africa and abroad.
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To be selected to become a back-up trails guide you need to have excelled extremely well in the trails guide module and FGASA Field Guide level 1 component in the first half of the Professional Field Guide course.
In August 2017, EcoTraining welcomed a group of eleven young individuals from the Good Work Foundation (GWF) bizhub Conservation Academy in Mpumalanga. Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA) in partnership with GWF sponsored these previously disadvantaged candidates to pursue their dream of becoming accredited Field Guides.
An interview with EcoTraining instructor Andreas Fox
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Inspiring testimonials for those who fear that age hinders their decision to enrol for a FGASA Field Guide Level 1 / NQF 2 Course.
Why Choose EcoTraining?
- It is the original guide training school in South Africa, with the largest, most bio-diverse footprint in Africa.
- Located in 6 pristine wildlife reserves in 4 African countries.
- Formally accredited courses – the most recognised of any training school in Africa.
- The only training school to be situated inside the Kruger National Park.