Professional Field Guide Training
A world of beauty and excitement awaits you
Join us in the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s stunning Lowveld for an accredited FGASA Level 1 course, and the experience of a lifetime
Why become a Field Guide?
Being a professional field guide can be an incredibly rewarding career. Guides are ambassadors, teachers and guardians of our natural heritage. The Field Guide’s Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) has at its core a commitment to responsible tourism and the preservation of our natural world.
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.
What skills do Field Guides Need?
- Communication Skills: The ability to communicate effectively is key to being an effective guide
- Knowledge: Clients rely entirely on their guide for information about the area they find themselves in, and often about the country, region or cultures
- Practical Ability:Resourcefulness and practicality should never be underestimated
- People Skills: Guides must sometimes walk a tight line by being both helpful, friendly and informative, as well as firm and in control. “Difficult” clients will happen and your ability to properly handle them will benefit the whole group
- Organizational Skills: Guides need to be organized. Planning should be second nature
Read about our Professional FGASA Level One Field Guide Training Course below