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Apprentice Field Guide
Massimo Rebuzzi Botswana
Landscape Bayala Private Game Reserve
Game Drive Elephant herd
Tracking excercise

This 55 days FGASA endorsed, CATHSSETA accredited full Apprentice Field Guide course (formerly Field Guide Level 1) is your entry level qualification for field guiding. Once qualified, you as a guide are able to identify and interpret biodiverse elements of the natural environment and conduct game drives in dangerous and non-dangerous game areas for guest.

The syllabus covers a broad spectrum of subjects including animal behaviour, birding, 4x4 game vehicle skills, species identification or tracking - just to name a few.

The course varies between classroom based theory and practical session out in the African bush, the proportions of which depend on the module and course requirements.

There is a maximum of eight participants per course, ensuring personalised attention and first-hand experience for everyone. Creating a comfortable learning environment and a culture of respect and ethics surrounding guiding is important to us!

In order to be able to get your FGASA qualification on this course, you have to:

  • Be over 18

  • Be competent in the English language

  • Have a valid drivers license

  • Have experience in manual transmission driving

  • Have valid medical aid

  • Enjoy a reasonable level of fitness

  • Have a high level of dedication and be able to successfully self-study


For more information download our brochure:

Apprentice Field Guide Course South Africa

Please contact us for availability and prices.

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