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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma


Price Details
Online course with weekly discussions, lectures and presentations.
Access to safari guiding professionals and experts in the industry.
Modules related to field guiding include: how to conduct a guided experience, rifle safety and use, radio procedures, and viewing potentially dangerous animals
Bushwise Field Guiding online certificate
FGASA registration fees
FGASA examination and moderation fee
What's Included
What's Included (Extra)

Interactive online course with access to professional instructors and network of other students.
FGASA modules
Bushwise Field Guiding online certificate
FGASA registration, examination and moderation fees

Feb 06, 2024
Nov 08, 2023
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About Program

This course is the second part of our FGASA Field Guiding online course program. In this course you’ll learn all about conducting a guided experience. This will prepare you for a career in the safari industry. Combined with our Nature Enthusiast online course, this also prepares you to pass the FGASA NQF2 theory exam.

This is a short, four-week course that covers essential FGASA modules and beyond. Our masterclasses are led by leaders in the industry, including conservation professionals, nature reserve managers, and professional field guides with thousands of hours of safari experience. You’ll have the chance to ask our experts questions and receive informed answers.

Learning is also facilitated through the discussion of real-world case studies to ground the theory in the practical application of field guiding. This self-paced course takes place over a four-week duration and requires 7–10 hours of work per week. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to apply.

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Program Highlights

  • Attend masterclasses led by experts in the industry and discuss real-world case studies to ground theory in the practical application of field guiding.
  • Acquire personal and interactive learning experiences.
  • Gain insight into field guiding techniques as well as unique special topics, like elephant, pangolin, and vulture conservation.
  • Launch your professional field guiding career.
  • Course dates starting throughout the year.

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The Wilderness

Coming to Bush Wise was the best decision I could have made. The course, at times, was challenging, but what is life without a good challenge? The trainers always give 110% to all students, enabling them to achieve the best of you. There is always a new purpose to wake up the next day, to wake up to the sound of birds you've never heard before, lions roaring and hyenas laughing. There's just something that drives me to want to be out here, and once you find that, there is no stopping the endless possibilities of what you could become And make out of The Bush Wise Field Guiding Course. The best aspect of the course is the people you meet; the six months you are here will end with a lifetime of friendships you will never forget.

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