• South Africa
    • Port Elizabeth
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Biology Conservation and Preservation Ecology Natural Sciences Wildlife Sciences
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Price Details
Pre-departure support
Airport pick-up & return transfer
Meals while at the Reserve
Practical bush training and theoretical training
Learning and study materials
First Aid Level 1 course
FGASA Exam Registration & Fee
Game Reserve T-shirt & Cap
24/7 emergency back up
Financial failure protection
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 08, 2023
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About Program

A unique blend of wildlife biology and ecology, this 8-week course gives you the theoretical and practical training needed to become a qualified Field Guide. Run at a renowned Big Five Game Reserve covering some 6,000 hectares, deepen your knowledge and understanding of the natural world and cover topics such as geology, astronomy, weather and climate, and basic ecology.

On successful completion of the course, you will obtain your FGASA Apprentice Field Guide qualification, an ideal foundation for aspiring game rangers and conservationists, as well as those looking for an insight into Field Guiding and to gain a deeper understanding of wildlife and the African bush.

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We are committed to exert a positive impact on the regions, countries and communities which we visit. For us it is paramount that the local organisations and communities benefit from our cooperation by working with trusted local businesses and project partners who align with our sustainability objectives.

Ethical Impact

We are passionate about travel and the positive impact it has on young people’s outlook and future prospects. Our mission is to help people become global citizens through authentic, socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences which aid self-discovery and personal development.

As a small team, we are committed to providing a highly personalised service from your initial contact right through to your chosen adventure. We achieve this through our dedicated team of program leaders and support staff, all of whom are passionate travellers united by a common purpose to help young people explore the world.

Program Highlights

  • Live and learn on a world-famous Big Five Game Reserve
  • Complete your FGASA Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2) certification
  • Gain hands-on wildlife research and conservation management training
  • Optional weekend excursions to Port Elizabeth

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