AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING
Conservation & Hospitality Management School

 


 SAFARI GUIDE FACULTY... 

At AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING, our mission is to train enthusiastic and ethical field guides in a wide variety of settings including the Kruger National Park and the majestic Northern Drakensberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province. 

With the guidance and care of our experienced instructors - we aim to help develop students into confident and knowledgeable ambassadors for wildlife conservation in Africa.

All our guiding courses are fully accredited by the FIELD GUIDE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (FGASA) and CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Sector Education Training Authority)..


COURSE OPTIONS:  

3-MONTH GUIDING COMBO PROGRAM

DURATION: 3 Months Full-time

The 3-MONTH GUIDING COMBO PROGRAM prepares students for active participation in the African Eco-tourism and Game Lodge industry, by nurturing competent guides, with well formulated career paths in the various speciality fields of a professional guide.  This includes a good knowledge and understanding of the African wilderness and the development of vitally important additional skills such as bush craft, snake handling, first aid, tracking, birding, wildlife photography and environmental education.

COURSE CONTENTS:

FGASA Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2), Snake Handling, First Aid, Environmental Education, Bush Craft/Survival, Wildlife Photography, Wilderness Tracks/Signs, Advanced Birds Birding & Wilderness Navigation

STUDENT FEE: R 86 000:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 

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APPRENTICE FIELD GUIDE COURSE (NQF2)

DURATION:  55 Days Full-time

The FGASA Apprentice Nature Guide Qualification is the most sought after qualification required by the guiding industry for employment. The FGASA Apprentice Field Guide Course also includes the CATHSSETA Nature Site Guide qualification, which is the minimum requirement for guides to register as legal nature guides in South Africa. Beyond Southern Africa’s borders, the higher standard of the FGASA qualification also enjoys recognition in many other countries on and off the African Continent.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Geology, Ecology, Astronomy, Weather & Climate, Botany, Mammals, Animal behaviour, Birds & Birding, Freshwater Fish, Reptiles, Arthropods, Conservation Management, Amphibians, Early Human Habitation, And much more...

STUDENT FEE: R 64 500:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 

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NATURE SENSE-MAKING COURSE

DURATION: 25 Days Full-time

The NATURE SENSE-MAKING COURSE has been designed with the serious nature lover in mind… This action packed 25-Day course is ideal for nature enthusiasts who simply wishes to improve their own knowledge and understanding of the bush.

The course is aimed at those who are looking for a more in-depth bush experience, but who does not necessarily want to do a career orientated course or become a Nature Guide as such.

COURSE CONTENTS:

Geology, Ecology, Astronomy, Weather & Climate, Botany, Mammals, Animal behaviour, Birds & Birding, Fish, Reptiles, Arthropods, Conservation Management, Amphibians, Early Human Habitation, And much more...

STUDENT FEER 29 000:00

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees.

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