Safari in Africa: sightings that last a lifetime

This blog was written by Darryn, one of the Bushwise trainers. Here, Darryn reflects on his incredible experiences working in the bush, including two unforgettable memories on safari.  BY: Darryn Murray Since I started my guiding career 11 years ago, I have heard guests make remarks such as, “You have the greatest job in the...

Sleepout: night watch in the African bush

BY: Franco Hay Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. One of the main reasons I joined Bushwise and came to the bush was to escape the constant rush of the modern...

A team effort: life with my Bushwise family

BY: Wana Bezuidenhout Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. Starting the Bushwise Field Guide course is one of the best life choices one could make.  Not only because it’s a dream...

Lions and hyenas and wild dogs – oh my!

BY: Amelia Buckley Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group of their fellow students for a period of one week. This week with Bushwise we were treated to an unbelievable sighting in the Greater Kruger – an interaction between three of Africa’s...

Learning the language of the African bush

BY: Hannah Brandsma Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. The first few weeks with Bushwise Field Guides could not have been more exciting! For starters, we got out of the classroom...

We don’t know these roads yet

Some images in this article were taken pre-COVID-19.  BY: Danelle Ferreira Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. My first week with Bushwise at the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) can only...

Hitting the ground running

Some images in this article were taken pre-COVID-19.  BY: Suvania Govender Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. In just two short weeks, the lives of 16 enthusiastic nature lovers have been...

A Nature Nerd’s Paradise

By: Callum Evans Callum, a Bushwise graduate, looks back on all the weird and wonderful, small and elusive animals he spotted during his time with Bushwise Field Guides. When I arrived at Bushwise for the Bushwise Professional Field Guide course, I was prepared to see a decent amount of animals and plants. But during my...

Transforming into a safari guide

BY: Sanette Jonker One of our Bushwise Professional Field Guide course students looks back on her experience and discusses the lessons that she will take forward in her new career. There were two weeks left for us on campus, a place that had become home. As the first good rains fell in the Lowveld and...

Wander the wild: bushwalk

BY: Louise Pavid The images in this article were taken pre-COVID-19.     Being on foot in the wild touches a primal, ancestral and seemingly forgotten part of our human genetics. In today’s modern, fast-paced and instantly gratified lifestyle, it’s easy to neglect the places we come from. It’s easy for us to say that we...