Introductory Field Guide and Wildlife Career Course in South Africa

Introductory Field Guide and Wildlife Career Course in South Africa

Introductory Field Guide and Wildlife Career Course in South Africa

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Operator:   GVI - Global Vision International
Price From:  $7990
Program duration:  65 day

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About this program

Join the 65-day Introductory Field Guide and Wildlife Career course, which covers FGASA modules and practical skills such as proper 4×4 driving techniques, wildlife tracking, animal behavior, wildlife photography and monitoring. A certificate is provided at the end of the program and builds on your leadership skills, bush experience, camp management and logistic skills, basic vehicle troubleshooting, and more.

The introductory level of this course is perfect if participants are unsure about pursuing a career in guiding. It will provide you with a host of new skills that are great additions to your CV, as well as give you an unforgettable African wildlife experience.


Life on the Internship

Each day training begins early at around 5.30 – 6.00am. You will have a chance to grab a cup of coffee before heading out for a training activity either in the classroom or on the reserve, the focus of which varies each day. The training components are a balance of theory in the classroom and practical activities such as game drives or bush walks and excursions. Students will complete regular tests and assessments on topics covered, reinforcing information taught theoretically and practically out on the reserve and in the lecture room. After a busy morning you will have time to have a break and enjoy a hearty brunch before the start of the next activity. Evenings will be spent around the fire recounting the day’s adventures and excitement. Regular visits to local wildlife operations will be planned and guest speakers to open your eyes to the exciting career opportunities out there. During the course you will get Sundays off to relax, either at camp or you are welcome to go off exploring for the day. This might change at certain times, however the course follows this basic structure.

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Flag Flag_of_South_Africa.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism
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