Train to be a game ranger in South Africa

Company : Oyster Worldwide
Activities: Sustainable Development Internships / Tourism Internships
Duration: 2 months to 2 months
Approx Costs: 2500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

If you love animals, and fancy immersing yourself in life on a Big 5 game reserve, this is the project for you. Spend 8 weeks learning all about animals, ecosystems and more, with the final aim of becoming a qualified field guide.

Spend 8 weeks living the life of a game ranger in South Africa. Be surrounded by amazing animals such as lions, elephants, zebra, giraffes, primates, rhinos, leopards and buffalo - and learn how to track them down and watch them in the wild.

On this course you will actively learn about the environment and the animals in the game reserve - quite possibly the best classroom ever. Things that you can get involved in are:

  • lion tracking and monitoring
  • fence patrol
  • game captures
  • game counts
  • game drives
  • removal of alien vegetation in and around the reserve

In addition, you will receive regular lectures and training in preparation for the examination at the end of the 8 week course. This includes:

  • practical and theoretical training required to become a qualified field guide
  • knowledge of weather and climate
  • animal identification and management
  • insight into geology and astronomy
  • learning about basic ecology
  • First Aid level 1

You will be living in the game reserve in comfortable dorm accommodation. Your weekends will be free to do some preparation and revision for your course, or to head out and explore the best of what South Africa has to offer.

You will receive three delicious meals each day.

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