Advance in your Trails Guide career by adding valuable mentored hours and dangerous game encounters as 2nd and 1st rifle while walking in amazing wildlife areas in Southern Africa. You can choose to either join for 1 or two weeks.

During these Mentorship Trails we will spend an average of seven hours walking on most days. Some nights will be spend out on a "Wilderness Trail" without camp or vehicle facilities. You will be able to log valuable mentored walking hours and dangerous game encounters with a highly experienced mentor.

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

In order to be able to log mentored hours towards your next FGASA Trails qualification, you have to:

  • Have a Apprentice Field Guide certificate (formerly Field Guide Level 1)

  • Have a Apprentice Trails Guide certificate (formerly Back-up Trails)

  • Have valid Wilderness First Aid 

  • Have valid ARH (Advanced Rifle Handling)

  • Be a paid up FGASA member

  • Enjoy a reasonable level of fitness

For more information download our brochures:

Trails Mentorship in South Africa

Trails Mentorship in Botswana

Please contact us for availability and prices.

It is also possible to join on a "guest only" basis for an incredible bush walk experience!

Trainings 2020

Venue Bayala Lodge, KwaZulu Natal (SA)


  • July 1 - 8

  • July 9- 15


  • July 1 - 15

Venue Okavango Delta (Botswana)


  • May 10 - 17

  • May 18 - 24

  • Dec 5 - 12

  • Dec 13 - 19


  • May 10 - 24

  • Dec 5 - 19


Tel. +27 (0) 83 501 2377