THIS 55 DAY FIELD GUIDE LEVEL ONE COURSE IS FOR YOU, IF:
• YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON THE AFRICAN BUSH AND WILDLIFE OR;
• YOU INTEND ON BECOMING A FIELD GUIDE OR;
• YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GAP YEAR EXPERIENCE OR;
• YOU PURSUE A CAREER WITHIN THE WILDLIFE INDUSTRY;
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. Every minute of this 55 day programme will be a learning experience, being submerged in nature and constantly exposed to the African bush. The course covers a broad spectrum of subjects in the form of daily lectures and practical activities, out in the field. Training will be split between two of our wilderness camps, maximizing 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?
Although this course forms the foundation for a career in field guiding (and many other wildlife orientated careers), many participants enrol onto this course for a gap year experience or extended bush holiday. Participants older than 18 years, holding a valid driver's license and from all walks of life are invited to attend.
First aid course – this must preferably be done before coming on the course, but you can also do it after the course. This can be done at any accredited institution in any country. First Aid is generic worldwide. FGASA will only issue your FGASA level 1 certificate if you have valid first aid qualification!
SOME SUBJECTS COVERED ON COURSE
• Planning of Game Drives and Walks
• Navigation and Orientation
• Radio Procedures
• Geology and Soil
• Weather and Climate
• Animal Behavior
• Plant Communities
• Career Opportunities
• Plant Identification and Uses
2018 rate per person ZAR 89000 - currently 7600 USD
• Accommodation (sharing)
• Full meals
• Instructors and Training
• FGASA registration, exam fees and workbooks
• Bush walks
• Open vehicle drives and specialist trainer’s
• SEPTEMBER 08, 2018
Selati Game Reserve, South Africa & Karongwe Game Reserve, South Africa
• OCTOBER 04, 2018
Selati Game Reserve, South Africa