FGASA Trails Guide – 28 day course

FGASA Trails Guide programs lasts 28 days and takes place at remote  open bush camps either in  South Africa or Botswana.  This course is accredited for both the Trails Guide Back Up and Advanced Rifle Handling qualifications (obtainable on this course).

Gap Year, Career Break, Year Out, FGASA Trails Guide

Recognising animal tracks and faeces is an important aspect of being a Trails Guide

One of the aims of the course is to develop practical guiding skills and important components are:

  •  conducting bush walks in big game country
  •  guiding safety 
  •  dangerous game encounters
  •  managing animal charges
  •  rifle handling skills
Gap Year, Career Break, Year Out, FGASA Trails Guide 28 day course

Rhino spotted!

 

There are only two of these courses per annum:

  • The first, located in a remote pristine bush area with many different biomes in northern South Africa starts on 23rd June and finishes on 20th July.
  • The second, located in a remote and spectacular landscape, near the border in Botswana starts on 15th July and finishes on 11th August.  Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Gap Year, Career Break, Year Out, FGASA Trails Guide course

Fabulous canyon located near the South African camp

Candidates need to have a good level of fitness for this program as they will be largely walking in the bush.

Career Break, Gap Year, Year Out, FGASA Trails Guide 28 day course

Sitting round the fire at night in the open bush!

 

 

Dates Price
23rd June to 20th July - South Africa South African Rand 50,500
15th July to 11th August - Botswana South African Rand 50,500
Book here! Check dates first, then return booking form with a deposit of £195 to secure placement