Pathfinders Africa

Zimbabwe’s Premium Nature Guide Training Provider

Safari Guide Training Course

Whether you want to kick start your career as a safari guide or simply want to learn more about nature, this is the course for you!

Nature Enthusiast Course

Embrace your passion for nature and wildlife during this two week course based out of the world famous Victoria Falls

For decades, Zimbabwe has built the reputation of producing Africa’s best guides.

At Pathfinders Africa, we offer premium guide training and nature courses in the Zimbabwean bush, exposing our trainees to iconic wildlife and guiding destinations.

Join us on the first mobile Field Guide Training Course of its kind. Each course destination has been specifically selected to maximize the learning experience, exposing our students to a far wider range of ecosystems and guiding destinations than one location offers.

All Pathfinders courses are endorsed by FGASA (The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa), a professional authority that sets the regulatory standards on field guiding in Southern Africa.

George, UK

Review: “My experience doing this course was undoubtedly the best experience I have ever had. Not only learning about wildlife and passing the course but also the people I got to meet and the individuals I got to share this experience with. Every day was filled with a lot of excitement and fun, learning something new about the bush and the wildlife whilst developing an even greater passion for conservation. My overall review of the course is it was amazing!!”

Highlights: “Learning new information about the area of work and the wildlife, climbing the koppies, early morning game drives in Bubiana conservancy, fishing on the dam in Bubiana, watching the big herds of elephants walk down to the water holes in Hwange.

Private Safaris with Rusty Labuschagne

Our Managing Director, Rusty, spent 20 years as a professional guide, hunter and successful businessman before having his life turned upside down.

Framed for murder, he was falsely imprisoned for the next decade of his life, experiencing the most harrowing conditions possible in Zimbabwe’s prisons.

Now a premier motivational speaker, Rusty conveys a message of determination, forgiveness, gratitude and finding true freedom.

Join the adventure of a lifetime with Rusty, exploring some of Africa’s most stunning destinations all the while being inspired to free your mind, look forward and live your best life! 

FGASA

The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) sets the standards on guiding within the industry, ensuring these are of the highest quality and are being met by endorsed training providers.

Pathfinders is proud to be Zimbabwe’s only FGASA endorsed training provider, offering premier guiding courses that teach participants about the incredible wildlife and biomes in Zimbabwe and how to guide in them responsibly.

Our 60-day Field Guide Course is the world’s first FGASA endorsed mobile field guide training course. Travelling through multiple locations, you will experience diverse landscapes, wildlife and scenarios, graduating with a FGASA NQF2 (formally Level 1) qualification and a much broader knowledge base having studied in the multiple locations.

A qualification from FGASA opens up many doors in the worlds of tourism and conservation and is an exciting adventure that you will cherish forever.

Come and kick start your career as a field guide today!

Our Destinations

Our Pathfinders courses have been designed from a love of nature, with the aim of showcasing the very best that Africa has to offer. Be prepared to be amazed by the incredible wildlife, diverse landscapes and natural beauty of the continent during our courses. 

Bubiana Conservancy

Hwange National Park

Victoria Falls

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