Specializing

in highly acclaimed FGASA Field Guide training

Specializing

in highly acclaimed FGASA Field Guide training

Wildlife courses

Bushwise Field Guides specialises in providing acclaimed FGASA field guide training.

Our programs include various wildlife and nature conservation courses tailored for the African safari lodge industry.

Over the years, Bushwise has built its reputation in the safari industry by training high-achieving field guides, both practically and academically.

Our wildlife courses, wildlife training programs, and nature conservation courses equip our students to enter the industry at the top of their game, ready to contribute to conservation efforts.

We do this through a combination of theoretical and practical training that includes conservation and guiding skills, as well as the people skills they’ll need to work in the safari industry.

Bushwise Professional Field Guide Course

Bushwise Professional Field Guide Course

Duration

23 or 50 Weeks

Starting

8 Jul

From

From £13,145

Bushwise Professional Field Guide Course

Spend 23 weeks training and achieve the FGASA Apprentice Field Guide NQF2 qualification in the African bush, as well as other qualifications and skills included in the course.

You can also chose to embark on an 6-month practical placement on a game reserve or volunteer or research program.

Introduction to Field Guiding

Introduction to Field Guiding

Duration

4 weeks

Starting

26 Jul

From

£600

Introduction to Field Guiding

Spend 23 weeks training and achieve the FGASA Apprentice Field Guide NQF2 qualification in the African bush, as well as other qualifications and skills included in the course.

You can also chose to embark on an 6-month practical placement on a game reserve or volunteer or research program.

FGASA Field Guiding and Conservation Careers Internship

FGASA Field Guiding and Conservation Careers Internship

Duration

23 OR 50 WEEKS

Starting

8 July

From

From £13,895

FGASA Field Guiding and Conservation Careers Internship

Take part in the most comprehensive field guide course in South Africa for under 21s. You’ll train as a field guide and gain exposure in various safari careers. With career exposure placement options at 3- and 5-star lodges and research centers, you will have a big advantage when starting your career.

Wildlife Research Expedition

Wildlife Research Expedition

Duration

6 months

Starting

8 Jul

From

From £6,945

Wildlife Research Expedition

This program caters to students looking to gain practical experience in the field and develop the skills they need to become a well-rounded wildlife field researchers in the conservation industry. Alongside intensive field experiences, you’ll take part in lectures, practical surveys, and learn research and tracking techniques throughout the course.

FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide course

FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide course

Duration

23 OR 50 WEEKS

Starting

4 June

From

R25,500

FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide course

On the 14-day FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide course, delivered in conjunction with Lowveldt Training, you’ll cover all the requirements for your FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide qualification. Your time will be spent meeting the minimum number of dangerous game encounters on foot and logging the practical hours required. This course will also focus on the ethos of guiding, as well as bush skills.

Academic groups

Academic groups

Academic groups

With 14 years of experience training top field guides in South Africa, we know the bush and we know safety. We have a highly qualified team of leaders in conservation, guiding, and natural and biological sciences and are well-placed to offer educational programs to schools and universities. We offer both standard and customizable programs to meet your requirements.