This three-month intensive course is undertaken in partnership with Dhumukwa Guide Training is the ideal start for anyone looking to start a career as a nature guide. The program is also well suited to gap year students wanting a taste of life in Africa and nature enthusiasts who want the knowledge and skills of a "game ranger"
We do not just want to train nature guides, we want to train exceptional guides, guides with unparalleled understanding of our planet and her ecosystems, guides that can interpret the magic of a butterfly opening its wings with as much enthusiasm as the magnificence of a herd of elephants crossing a river, guides who can use their time with tourists to spread the conservation message, guides who can become future conservation leaders, guides who can open people's eyes to the power of mother nature and wilderness. But this course is also so much more, it's an opportunity for personal growth, for learning new skills and an experience of a lifetime.
This course is ideally suited to anyone wishing to enter the lodge or guiding business at a professional level and can be completed part time or full time. The FGASA Level I (NQF II) Guide Training Course Includes:
Upon completing this course successfully, you will be allowed to work as a registered guide in most nature reserves around Southern Africa with a recognized high standard of training and field experience. (Please note that you will need to be 21 years or older to get a public driving permit)
Modules which we cover include: (Several of these are in addition to the minimal FGASA requirements)
Students Should Be:
Cost per student
Wilderness Leadership School Trust
c/o Ewing Trust Company (Pty) Ltd,
Mafavuke House, 28 Old Main Road,
+27 82 335 2687