WHY DO THE COURSE?
This comprehensive and unique one-year course has been designed to supply the safari industry with high-caliber FGASA and CATHSSETA qualified professional field guides.
Students live and learn at four different wilderness camps giving them exposure to diverse ecological and geographical terrains, wildlife species, climates and more. These remote wilderness camps may include the Makuleke Concession (Kruger), Karongwe Reserve, Selati Reserve, Mashatu Reserve (Botswana) and Pridelands Reserve. The unfenced bush camps provide a consistently stimulating environment in which to learn, supported by highly qualified and experienced instructors, each with their own unique way of training and guiding that will enhance the overall student training experience. There is no other course that offers this breadth of wildlife immersion and knowledge.
This course comprises of approximately 5 months of theoretical and practical training with highly qualified instructors, in which participants will complete various separate certificate courses. Following this is a placement programme period of 5 – 6 months which will make up the second half of the course. Students are placed at a lodge where they will work with professional lodge staff and management in order to develop their newly acquired skills. At the end of the course the student will not only have potentially gained qualification/certificates, but will have also gained substantial practical working experience.