Multiple Locations +2
  • South Africa
    • Hoedspruit
  • Botswana
    • Gaborone
Program Tags
Conservation Hands-On Learning Wilderness

Program Details

Animal Viewing Camping Safari
Year Round
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
• Accommodation
• Meals
• Tea, coffee and cordials
• Pick up at Emerald Backpackers (Johannesburg) on the first day the course starts to Nelspruit
• Drop off at Emerald Backpackers (Johannesburg) on the last day the course ends
• Select transfers to camps between courses
• Instructors and training
• Game drives
• Walks
• 3 x sets of uniforms (shirts and shorts)
• EcoTraining golf shirt, cap and beanie
• Laundry
• Other activities (sleep out etc.)
• All FGASA registration, examination and moderation fees and FGASA training manuals / workbooks
• PFTC (Professional Firearm Trainers Council) Proficiency Certification
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Park Fees Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Some Equipment SIM cards Tour Guide Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Oct 21, 2022
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About Program

Becoming a safari guide in Africa is more than a gap year choice. It is a calling to become a guardian of nature. You will get to live, breathe, and learn from nature while on this program.

Living in the bush has a magical way of harnessing the best version of oneself. So, are you ready to make that jump into an adventure of epic proportions to experience something truly unforgettable and inspirational? Doing a Professional Field Guide course through EcoTraining has many benefits. You will gain practical experience in the bush and use the knowledge and skills acquired on the course in a real-life work placement setting as part of your one-year course with EcoTraining. The students comprise a group of up to twenty people worldwide. Through living and learning in the wild African bush, you will be in the very best position to learn all there is to know about being a Professional Field Guide.

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Program Highlights

  • Unfenced wilderness camps
  • Experiential Training
  • Twice a day Safari activities
  • Live and learn in the African wilderness
  • Walk away with a Field Guide qualification

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