This course is the ideal platform for a successful career in the African safari lodge industry and many international wildlife conservation careers or for a hands-on experience in the African bush that you will never forget.

On the course we offer high quality theoretical and practical training, covering a diverse range of topics while being situated in one of the wildlife hotspots in South Africa.

The curriculum includes bush skills such as wildlife tracking, shooting competency, 4×4 driving, outdoor first aid, wildlife photography, wildlife surveying techniques and in-depth knowledge and practical application of subjects such as conservation, ecology, reserve management, geology and animal behaviour.

Unlike many other training providers, this course focuses on practical skills and gives students a regular exposure to working and guiding around dangerous game, such as Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo and Hippo.

Field Guide students have an opportunity to undertake a 6 month placement. This allows students to gain valuable hands-on experience, as well as cementing the information and skills learnt during the training period, and gaining a valuable ‘foot-in-the-door’ to the exhilarating and competitive safari tourism industry and wildlife and conservation careers.

Please remember, the allocation is based on performance, interest and personality as determined by the head trainer. All students MUST pass both the FGASA and course requirements before being placed at any placement.