There is a great breadth and depth of knowledge that students receive through FGASA training for Professional Field Guides, however not everyone wants a career as a professional guide. We at Pathfinders, in conjunction with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa recognise this and present to you our Nature Enthusiast course. Walk away with in-depth knowledge of the bush and earn a FGASA Nature Enthusiast Certificate to boost your career or enhance your outdoor knowledge and adventures. This immersive and activity packed course is ideal for enthusiastic nature lovers or anyone pursuing a career in conservation, hospitality or just a desire to learn more about the natural world.
Being a professional field guide can be an incredibly rewarding career. Guides are ambassadors, teachers and guardians of our natural heritage. The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) has at its core a commitment to responsible tourism, the preservation of our natural world and setting the president for professional guide training.
While the hours can be long, a guide’s work is rewarding, particularly for those who love nature and the outdoors, and even more so for those who enjoy being an educator.