What is a

safari guide?

What is a

safari guide?

What to expect as a safari guide

Early mornings, staring out into the bush with a cup of coffee in hand, planning where you will take your clients for the day. You listen to the reports from other guides and managers, finding out where the latest sightings happened, and you start packing your “hotbox” for the day out in nature.

Safari guides in Southern Africa experience something new every day. Some days it’s really easy, other days you feel like the elements are against you, but at the end of the day, it is always with a smile that you entertain your guests with stories and pictures.

Safari guide
vs field guide

A safari guide and field guide are one and the same. They work on a game reserve and are responsible for the guests’ experiences on the reserve. These are usually conducted on either a game drive, or on foot, to feel, hear, smell, and see the beauty of your “office”. As a guide, you require a wealth of knowledge regarding your surrounding area. This includes history, fauna and flora, climate, geology, geography or all the other beautiful things mother nature provides us with.

Over 50 years
experience

Bushwise’s trainers have over 50 years of combined experience that they are eager to share with new students and future field guides. From the tiniest of insects to the biggest of trees, nothing goes unnoticed, and nothing goes unmentioned. This wealth of knowledge at your disposal creates the ideal setting for your training in becoming a standout field guide. Tie this in with Bushwise’s free recruitment service, 6-month placement, and employment guarantee (Ts & Cs apply) and you’ll only need a good attitude to make a complete success of your guiding career.

Bushwise Field Guides students are highly sought after in the safari industry. We guarantee a permanent position for all our South African graduates within six months of completing the Bushwise Professional Field Guide Course. These include positions as field guides, reserve managers and conservationists in Africa and the United States. Start your professional field guiding career with Bushwise and get the chance to work in places like Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Patagonia, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Zambia.