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Safari Field Guide Course

Safari Field Guide Course

Safari Field Guide Course

Trip Details:

Operator:   Intern Africa
Price From: 4,500 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Very Fit
Program duration: 28 days

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About this program

Join a 28-day Safari Guide Course that is perfect for those looking for more than just a safari holiday. Spend a full month learning about and living in a wilderness camp in either South Africa or Botswana. Here you will learn both the theoretical and practical information of the environment surrounding you. 

Over the course of a month, you’ll learn about a number of things including: 

  • Ecology, geology, and soil
  • Various vegetation of the region
  • How to identify tracks and successfully track animals
  • Guide skills including operating vehicles and proper radio procedures
  • Climate 
  • Astronomy
  • Bushcraft
  • Habitat Management
  • Historical Human Habitation
  • Basic firearm theory
  • Various animals including birds, mammals, arthropods, reptiles, amphibians, fish, etc. 

If you are looking for alternative courses, Intern Africa also offers the following: 

Animal Tracking (7 or 14 days)  ZAR 16,970-33,895

Field Guide Level One Course (55 days) ZAR 97,000

Professional Field Guide Course (1 year) ZAR 297,000

In addition to the above mentioned, please head over to Intern Africa’s site for other incredible intern opportunities, volunteer opportunities and much more!

**Please note, listed price is based on exchange from ZAR to USD. Final price is subject to change**

Itinerary

What to Expect:

28-day Safari Field Guide Course (50,500 ZAR) *Price is subject to change*

As part of this course, you will take part in wilderness walks and game drives each day. You will be based in camps with the best wildlife viewing areas. 

Depending on the time of year, you could be exposed to two different reserves, where you'll learn about the diverse habitats and various species of wildlife. 

55-Day Field Guide Level One Course (97,000 ZAR)

During this course, you'll gain a solid knowledge and skill base for careers around the world working with the environment and wildlife. 

You'll learn about the planning of game drives and bush walks, navigation, orientation, radio procedures, ecology, geology, soil, reptiles, fish, mammals, weather, climate, plants, animal behavior, plant identification and much more!

Professional Field Guide 1 Year Course (297,000 ZAR)

This course includes 4-5 months of theory and practical training with qualified instructors.

Upon completion of these certificate courses, you will be placed at a lodge for 5-6 months where you will work with highly experienced guides and lodge managers to develop your skills. 

You will learn about guiding in the natural environment, bush and survival skills, geology, ecology, taxonomy, mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, behavior, tracking and various tracks, safely approaching dangerous game animals, night drives, and off-road driving. 

7 and 14-Day Animal Tracking Course (16,970-33,895 ZAR)

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about tracking and sign interpretation. The focus is on careful tracking of rhino, elephant, lion, and buffalo! 

Visit Intern Africa's website for a full listing of courses and internships!

 

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

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Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

Country Fast Facts

Botswana

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Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) English, Setswana
Capital: Gaborone
Population 2,144,764 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s) Warm desert, Warm semi-arid
Major Airport(s): Sir Seretse Kama International (GBE)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Mining, Tourism

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