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    EcoTraining: Professional Safari Guide

    EcoTraining: Professional Safari Guide


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Botswana, South Africa
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Academic Year
    • Start Month: January, February, August, September, October
    • Category: Environmental Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Tents
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Not Available
    • Minimum Cost: > $20,000
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    Becoming a safari guide in Africa is more than a gap year choice. It is a calling to become a guardian of nature. You will get to live, breathe, and learn from nature while on this program. So, are you ready to make that jump into an adventure of epic proportions to experience something truly unforgettable and inspirational? Through living and learning in the wild African bush, you will be in the very best position to learn all there is to know about being a Professional Safari Guide.

    Whether you want to become a qualified field guide, take a gap year or purely wish to increase your knowledge of the African bush, this course will fulfil all these requirements. Doing a Professional Safari Guide course through EcoTraining has many benefits. The students comprise a group of up to twenty people worldwide. Your vision becomes more apparent, your instincts become sharper and not to mention the close observation encounters of wild animals passing through the camp! Living in the bush has a magical way of harnessing the best version of oneself. Through living and learning in the wild African bush, you will be in the very best position to learn all there is to know about being a Professional Safari Guide. Not only will you gain practical experience in the bush, but you will also get to use the knowledge and skills acquired on the course in a real-life work placement setting as part of your one-year course with EcoTraining “My experience was exactly what I was hoping for, a grand adventure connecting me back to nature. The start of my journey into understanding and interpreting the bush and re-awakening the spirit within me all simultaneously. In one word, it was ‘unforgettable’.” Brendan Vorster So, suppose you love the idea of taking guests from all over the world out on walking and game drive safaris into Africa’s wild places, finding wildlife for them, and teaching them fascinating facts about the animals and ecosystems. In that case, EcoTraining’s Professional Field Guide Course is for you. In the words of Liz Brown, a former course participant: “It was truly one of the very best years of my life! I wouldn’t change it for anything. The things I experienced and witnessed are just too incredible to put into words, and quite frankly, some stories may be too insane even to believe! You could graduate with FGASA Apprentice Field Guide PFTC Competency Certificate – Rifle Proficiency FGASA Advanced Rifle Handling FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide Basic and Advanced Birding Animal Tracking Wilderness Medicine (Levels 1 and 2) Navigation and Orientation Guiding experience logged towards FGASA Field Guide (NQF 4) practical assessment. Watch this video about the Professional Field Guide course. This course will give you a holistic view of what to expect in this comprehensive and life-changing course.