A German student’s experience at Bushwise

This blog was written by Ben Franklyn Mertens, a German student doing the Bushwise Professional Field Guide course. Each week, Bushwise students take turns as camp manager to experience what it’s like to run a lodge or a team. Writing a blog is part of that process. 3 min read My name is Ben Franklyn...

The good, the bad, and the Bushwise

This blog was written by Bushwise student Brandon Leong. Each week, students take turns as camp manager to experience what it’s like to run a lodge or a team. Writing a blog is part of that process. 3 min read It was Monday, February 20. The week before was long and hard, with rain pouring...

Baobab: The mighty and iconic upside-down tree.

This blog was written by Bushwise Professional Field Guide student Elea Gourgousse. As part of their training, each student submits a researched blog based on a topic of their choice. Opinions contained in these blogs are the student’s. 5 min read The iconic baobabs are trees like no other. A thick trunk rises to support...

Finding Joy in the Rain: How a Gloomy Week Led to Birding Discoveries

This blog about was written by Ziphozonke Zwane, Bushwise Professional Field Guide student. Each week, Bushwise students take turns as camp manager to experience what it’s like to run a lodge or a team. Writing a blog is part of that process. 3 min read This week was so gloomy and the rain worked against...

Mr Hippopotamus and curious little Phenyo

This creative blog was written by Elzette Bam, Bushwise Professional Field Guide student. As part of their training, students write a researched blog based on a topic of their choice.  On a day that wasn’t particularly hot or cold, where peace is usually found in the balance, a certain hippo wasn’t having a peaceful time....

A week in the wild: being camp manager at Bushwise

This blog was written by Darian de Bruin, Bushwise Professional Field Guide student. Each week, Bushwise students take turns as camp manager to experience what it’s like to run a lodge or a team. Writing a blog is part of that process. 4 min read Arriving back at Bushwise on Sunday with my car full...

Addressing Desertification: Solutions for a Greener Future

This blog about desertification was by Bushwise Professional Field Guide student Kholofelo Sebola. As part of their training, each student submits a researched blog based on a topic of their choice. Opinions contained in these blogs are the student’s. 3 min read What is desertification? Desertification is the process by which an arid or semi-arid...

From Peru to South Africa: My conservation journey

This blog was written by Lucas Vasquez, a Bushwise student who came to South Africa from his home country of Peru. Lucas shares his experience as a camp manager and some of the amazing sightings he had. My name is Lucas Vasquez, and I have been camp manager with my mate Ashton Tomas at the...

A scrub hare isn’t a bunny! And other interesting scrub hare facts

This blog was written by Naledi Letshwiti, currently a Bushwise Professional Field Guide student. The information contained in this blog is based entirely on Naledi’s research. Because scrub hares are cute and furry, many people mistaken these beautiful bunnies as a normal rabbit but they are not. Scrub hares have greyish upper parts and very...

“Thuma Mina” – Send Me

This blog was written by Braedon Saunders, Bushwise Professional Field Guide student. Each week, Bushwise students take turns as camp manager to experience what it’s like to run a lodge or a team. Writing a blog is part of that process. A piece of my journey My name is Braedon Saunders, and this is a...