From the theoretical part of the course, soaking up the wisdom and life lessons of experienced, qualified rangers and environmentalists, to the practical element in the bush where students will hone their bush skills from 4x4 driving and certification, wilderness first aid, exposure to dangerous game, advanced rifle handling, trails guide theory and extensive bush knowledge - including FGASA
Level 2 knowledge base, geology, reserve management, animal behaviour, birding and cyber tracking, the Bushwise FGASA
training courses are some of the most comprehensive of their kind.
According to the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA, 2005), the career of field guide has changed significantly in South Africa over the past two decades.
All participants in the student field guide group were in possession of at least a Level FGASA qualification.