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Professional Field Guide Course

Makuleke, South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

From £15,600 for 365 nights
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“Set out on the path to becoming a professional field guide, or simply enjoy an life-changing gap year like no other!”

If you see yourself as a future safari field guide, or if you’ve always wanted to learn more about the African bush and wild animal species, then embark on the adventure of a lifetime and sign up to this year-long course. This comprehensive program is designed to combine accredited environmental education with a good measure of adventure, to create the perfect African wilderness experience. 4-5 months of the course is spent on learning theory and practical skills from expert instructors, with the second half consisting of a safari lodge placement to give real-world work experience. At the end of the year, you’ll have worked in stunning big game areas, gained professional certification, and enjoyed a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

In many parts of Africa, the ancient skills of wild animal tracking are being lost at an alarming rate. With the rapid development of technologies and urbanisation, much of humanity’s connection with the natural world is being eroded – and it is this process that EcoTraining is aiming to reverse, by providing programs like this to encourage a greater respect and appreciation for the natural world. By passing on indigenous wilderness skills through providing training, EcoTraining helps to preserve and protect ancient traditions and skills, while also conserving some of Earth’s last surviving wild places and the species that live there.

Rate Conditions

  • The rate shown is a 'from' price per person (based on sharing accommodation)
  • To secure single accommodation, rates will be higher
  • Click 'Ask a Question' up above to speak to the operator directly about this course's availability, start dates, and costs
  • The minimum age for participation on the course is 18
  • While no prior experience is required, participants should be able to walk at least 2km and hold a driver's licence

Included

  • Accommodation (sharing)
  • Meals
  • Pick up and drop off before and after the course
  • Select transfers
  • Instructors and Training
  • Wilderness Medicine Course
  • Game drive
  • Laundry
  • Walks
  • 3 x sets of uniform (shirts and shorts)
  • EcoTraining golf shirt, cap and beanie hat
  • Tea, coffee and cordials
  • Other activities (e.g. sleepout)
  • All FGASA registration, examination, moderation fees and books
  • PFTC (Professional Firearm Trainers Council) Proficiency Certification

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Transfers/transport to and from the camp, before and after off-times
  • Accommodation before and after the course and during off-times
  • Beverages (beers, ciders, bottled water)
  • NDT registration (formerly known as DEAT)
  • Entry to Kruger Park (for Makuleke Courses)
  • Botswana border crossing

Area & Location

Area/Country:
Makuleke, South Africa
Local currencies:
ZAR
Time Change:
UTC+02:00

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