virtual open day


virtual open day

Upcoming event

calendar date iconSaturday, 21 May 2022

time clock icon9-11 am EDT | 2-4 pm BST | 3-5 pm SAST

desktop place iconOnline webinar via Zoom


You’ve always wondered about becoming a field guide. You have questions about the training experience and career options in conservation, safari guiding, and ecotourism. We’re here to answer!

On 21 May 2022, we’re opening our virtual doors to all future field guides. Join us for a live discussion about our in-person and online field guide courses, and explore the different ways you can launch your career as a safari guide or conservationist.

At this event, you’ll learn more about our in-person field guide courses, online courses, internships, and our employment guarantee. We’ll also be hearing from students (past and present) about their time with Bushwise and the exciting career journeys they’ve taken. Our experienced staff members will be available live to answer any and all burning questions!

As a bonus, by attending the event, you’ll qualify for a reduced deposit of £500/$900 USD. A limited number of scholarships are also available for Open Day attendees (for July 2022 and January 2023 start dates only).

If you’re interested in a career in conservation or safari guiding, this is your chance. We look forward to connecting with you online soon!

Details: This event will take place as a live discussion over Zoom*. We’ll send you a link (via email and text) a day before the event. Our speakers will present and attendees can engage via the chatbox and ask the presenter questions in real-time via the Q&A box. These questions will be answered live after the presentations.

*Please note that no Zoom account is needed and in the event that you would like to download Zoom, the free version is perfectly suitable. If you are a first-time Zoom user, please note that the presenters and other attendees will not be able to see you via video or hear you via sound.


Nico Brits

Bushwise Trainer

Nico Brits

Nico is a Trainer at Bushwise field guides. He has 9 years of guiding experience in the Eastern Cape, South Africa where he worked as an Assistant Head Guide, Field Operations Manager, and currently trains passionate new guides.

Suvania Govender

Current Bushwise Student

Suvania Govender

Suvania has a BSc Conservation Ecology degree and was looking for more practical experience. Using the qualifications from the Bushwise Professional Field Guide course, she hopes to enter the conservation industry.

Trevor Myburgh

Bushwise Online Instructor

Trevor Myburgh

Trevor is a Trainer at the Mahlahla campus. He has held positions in lodge management, anti-poaching units, leopard research, capture and relocation, wildlife rehabilitation, overland guiding and guiding in Big 5 reserves in South Africa.

Daniel Greyvenstein

Bushwise alumnus

Daniel is passionate about the bush and studied photography for her Bcom. She’s done both the Bushwise online and Bushwise Professional Field Guide courses. She now works at the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, doing a job that she loves.

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