About the course
The Level #1 course is structured to give you a balance of theoretical and practical know-how. While your time with us is structured, you can be assured that no two days are the same! If you’re prepared to work hard, this experience can change your life forever and you will leave a professional, qualified wildlife guide ready to run game drives and experiences in Big 5 reserves in Southern Africa.
The first three months of your program will be a fairly intense induction to the wonders of the bush through both theory and practical training, and your last two months will be more focused on polishing your practical skills, and you will be required to undertake more self-study to keep up with your theory.
After each four weeks of training you will have a full week to yourself to explore the stunning surrounds, including Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. Enjoy the variety of action-packed activities at your fingertips such as horseback safaris, micro-lighting and white water rafting or travel a bit further for some pristine diving, whale watching and cycling.
Each week you will focus on one of the FGASA modules for an in-depth understanding of the subject. You will be tested on the material at the end of every week to ensure that you’re on track. This also helps you to identify the areas you need to focus on in your self-study.