FGASA Field Guiding Course

Company : GVI
Location : Limpopo
Duration: 6 months to 1 year
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Travel to South Africa and complete this internship in the African Bush that trains you up in Field Guiding to secure a job in eco-tourism.


  • Have the opportunity to complete a 6 month placement after successful completion of the 6 month course
  • Receive a FGASA accredited certificate in order to walk  into a career as Field Guide
  • Live in the South African bush surrounded by the Big Five
  • Work with experienced and educated Mentors and Course Instructors, our trainers combined have over 50 years’ experience working in the industry 


Are you passionate about wildlife conservation and Field Guiding? Is your hope to pursue a career in eco-tourism? 

Travel to the South African Bush and work alongside qualified, experienced trainers in order to receive your accreditation in FGASA Field Guiding. 


This course is rated one of the most inclusive courses and has seen many of its graduates go on to secure jobs within top class game reserves and lodges. It includes a 6 month in-country training program after which, upon successful completion and graduation, students will move on to be an intern in a working environment with one of our partners. 


Other than the FGASA qualification, students will also be trained up in: 

  • Wildlife photography
  • Reptile orientation
  • Basic vehicle mechanics
  • Ethical guiding principles
  • Hospitality training
  • South African wine tasting & food pairing,
  • Reserve management principles
  • Online course covering 
  • Theoretical field guiding apprentice 
  • Principles and basic mechanics

This experience cannot be matched and you are guaranteed to walk away as a highly rated, qualified and experienced Field Guide ready to step into a career. 


Start Dates

This program has 2 start dates a year dependent on the duration that you select.

7 Jan 2022 - 23 week Course
8 Jul 2022 - 50 week Course

Costs / Benefits

This course has a fee:
23 weeks - £14,550.00
50 weeks - £15,680.00


No specific skills are required, participants need to be passionate about wildlife and interested in pursuing a career in Field Guiding or eco-tourism.

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