FGASA Trails Guide 28 day course

The FGASA Trails Guide 28 day course  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).

FGASA Trains Guide Course

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
FGASA Trails Guide Course

Rhino spotted!


There are only four of these courses per annum:

  • The first and thirds courses are located in a remote pristine bush area of Botswana with many different biomes and start on 2nd January finishing on 29th January and on 2nd June  finishing on 29th June.
  • The second, fourth and fifth courses are located in South Africa in remote and spectacular landscapes, near the border between South Africa and Botswana and start on 2nd February finishing on 29th February, 14th July finishing on 10th August and 6th August finishing on 2nd September.  Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
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.

 FGASA Trails Guide 28 day course

Sitting round the fire at night in the open bush!



Dates for 2020 Price
2 January - 29 January (Botswana) South African Rand 58,950
2 February - 29 February (Two camps in South Africa)
2 June - 29 June (Botswana)
14 July - 10 August (one camp in South Africa)
6 August - 2 September (one camp in South Africa)
Book here! Check dates first, then return booking form with a deposit of 40% to secure placement