“Imagine being paid to take people out into the wilds of Africa! To sit around the warm flickering flames of a campfire each evening, savoring the smell of wood smoke, while friendships are formed. Your safari guests have great expectations of their brief interval in Africa’s wilderness. You hold in your hands the realisation of their dreams of Africa.”
What does the job entail?
As a safari guide you get to walk or drive safari guests into the game reserve and interpret, in a meaningful and inspirational way, the large or microscopic elements of nature, all the while instilling in them a deep appreciation of nature and conservation.
You will be responsible for managing close encounters with Africa’s big five on foot or in the vehicle, ensuring the guests enjoy closeness to the animals yet with a healthy dose of caution taken. You will become a guide, teacher, friend, game warden, doctor, storyteller and sometimes even a cook for the guests! Each day in the bush is different as the interactions between species provide unique experiences that both guides and guests learn from. To top it all off, meeting interesting people from all over the globe provides a worldly element to the life of a safari guide.
How do I become a Field Guide?
Step 1: Enroll for the Professional Field Guide course.
Step 2: Complete the five to six months practical training at four of the unfenced tented camps in big game wilderness areas.
Step 3: Complete a five to six month internship at a lodge at which the course participants are placed.
Step 4: Return for your graduation before embarking on your dream career!
We have availability on the following Professional Field Guide courses:
4 Jan 2018- 16 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2018- 23 Dec 2018
2 Aug 2018 – 14 Jul 2019
3 Sep 2018 – 18 Aug 2019
1 Oct 2018 – 15 Sep 2019
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