What I enjoy most about being a field guide trainer

What is it like to be a Bushwise trainer? In this blog Wayne Lubbe shares his experience with teaching and learning from aspiring field guides. 3 min read We’re always learning There are many challenges that come with being in charge of future field guides’ training. One thing I find challenging, but also extremely satisfying,...

Bushwise recommends: Podcasts on nature and wildlife

4 min read Podcasts are a great way to stay connected to conservation and nature through news and stories. But the sheer number of wildlife-related podcasts available can be quite intimidating. To make things a bit easier, we’ve collected our top recommendations in the following categories: for safari lovers for conservation news for engaging stories...

A year of sightings: Bushwise 2022

Every New Year brings with it a sense of anticipation and hope. Hope for dreams to be fulfilled, hope for new opportunities and hope that we will learn and grow with each passing day. 4 min read Words and photos by Louise Pavid. Last year was certainly one to remember, a new Bushwise campus brought...

Snapshot of Chobe National Park and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve

From Chobe National Park with the highest concentration of wild elephants in the world, to the Central Kalahari and its seemingly endless desert, Botswana is a safari-lover’s dream. These two destinations will expose you to diverse Botswana environments, with Chobe in the northeast alongside the iconic Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari deep in the...

Addo, Kruger and Tswalu: top South African safari destinations

4 min read When planning a safari to South Africa, there are a few iconic destinations that spring to mind. If you want to see a diversity of wildlife and ecosystems but you can only go to three spots, we’d recommend Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National Park and Tswalu Private Game Reserve. Kruger is...

Field ranger training and World Ranger Day

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dolle Have you always dreamt about becoming a game ranger? Joining a field guide course is a great way to begin. Bushwise Field Guides offers Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) courses that make learning everything you need to know easy.  There’s no better time to start up your wildlife training journey....

Snapshot of Victoria Falls National Park

Victoria Falls National Park is home to one of our planet’s most impressive waterfalls, which is also one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: Victoria Falls. With incredible height and width, Victoria Falls is the largest single sheet of moving water.  It’s truly a sight to behold – whether you’re looking towards it...

One of the best ways to get FGASA

Who is FGASA? FGASA stands for the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa has set guiding standards for many years and continues to maintain the highest standards within the guiding industry. Its is an accredited provider with the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport, Sector Education Training Authority (CATHSSETA).   About FGASA? At FGASA, our aim...