Bushwise field guide training courses, internships and training through FGASA-accredited curriculum, instructors, and industry leaders. Safari guide training and conservation experiences in Southern Africa.
Bushwise Field Guides specialises in providing acclaimed FGASA-accredited safari guide training course, including FGASA Nature Enthusiast, NQF2 (Apprentice Field Guide) certification, NQF4 (Field Guide) knowledge, and more. You can also earn valuable Bushwise certifications and additional qualifications, depending on the course.
Our programs include various nature and wildlife 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, through interactive practical and academic training.
Our in-person wildlife courses include career training programs, nature conservation courses, internships, and academic experiences. Graduates are equipped to enter the industry at the top of their game, ready to contribute to conservation efforts.
We employ a combination of theoretical and practical training that includes conservation and field guiding skills, as well as the people skills needed to work in the safari industry.
In-person: Bushwise Professional Field Guide Course
Train and live for 23 weeks in the pristine African bushveld, while earning your FGASA Apprentice Field Guide NQF2 qualification and NQF4 knowledge. Go beyond the basics as our experienced trainers (with over 100 years of collective experience) introduce you to additional knowledge and skills to make you a world-class safari guide.
Following the course, you can choose to embark on a 6-month practical placement on a game reserve or volunteer or research program.
In-person: Bushwise 60-day Safari Guide course
Become a FGASA-certified field guide in just 60 days. Spend two months living and training in the African bush, observing wildlife in their natural habitat, learning from experts and gaining valuable skills. Also includes track and sign, wilderness first aid, and reptile handling.
This 60-day course is everything you need to enter the competitive ecotourism and conservation industries. Become an ambassador of nature – no experience required.