Field Guide Course – Safari Guide Course South Africa

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If you want to increase your knowledge on the African bush and wildlife, or intend on becoming a field guide, or looking for a GAP YEAR experience or pursue a career within the wildlife/nature industry this 55 DAY FIELD GUIDE COURSE is a Must! If you intend becoming a Field Guide or pursuing any other career within the wildlife industry, the FGASA accredited Field Guide Level 1 course is for you. Whilst constantly being submerged in nature and exposed to the African bush throughout the course you will have a learning experience. The course includes daily lectures and practical activities, out in the field. Training will take place at two wilderness camps, and maximize exposure to different areas, wildlife, biomes and biodiversity. Daily morning and evening activities, alternate between game walks and game drives. Midday lectures involve topical instruction and discussion, on the subject or game encounter of the day. This is followed by personal study time and relaxation. WHY DO THE COURSE? The course is the foundation for a career in field guiding and other wildlife orientated careers. If you a are looking for a gap year experience or extended bush holiday, this course will also be a good fit for you. SOME SUBJECTS COVERED ON COURSE • Planning of Game Drives and Walks • Navigation and Orientation • Radio Procedures • Ecology • Reptiles • Geology and Soil • Amphibians • Fish • Mammals • Weather and Climate • Animal Behavior • Plant Communities • Career Opportunities • Plant Identification and Uses
Participants older than 18 years, holding a valid driver's license and from all walks of life are invited to attend. RATES 2019 rate per person ZAR 97000 - currency currently 6850 USD RATE INCLUDES • Accommodation (sharing) • Full meals • Tea/coffee • Instructors and Training • FGASA registration, exam fees and workbooks • Bush walks • Open vehicle drives and specialist trainer’s DATES JANUARY 4, 2019 Karongwe, Pridelands & Makuleke FEBRUARY 24, 2019 Pridelands, Karongwe & Mashatu APRIL 7, 2019 Selati & Karongwe JUNE 10, 2019 Selati & Karongwe JULY 10, 2019 Pridelands & Selati OCTOBER 11, 2019 Karongwe, Pridelands & Makuleke
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