Bushwise has built a reputation as a leading training provider in the safari industry and maintains standards of excellence throughout its courses offerings

Living with nature

Gain the qualifications and opportunities to follow one of the most rewarding and exciting career paths in the world.

Formal instruction

Excellent grounding for placements and possible future employment in 'Big Five' reserves.

Your fellow students

Meet, learn and work with a group of people with the same enthusiasm and passion for field guiding.


Learn about some of Africa's most fascinating animals in their natural habitat.

Living with nature

Bushwise Field Guides and Hospitality Internships

We are specialists in running the FGASA Professional Field Guide Course in South Africa and offer the highest level of training and service for all of our students.

In 2012 Bushwise Field Guides graduates achieved the highest pass marks of all FGASA long term providers and are considered some of THE best trained guides in the industry.

To date we have trained over 200 professional field guides, many of whom are now working at some of the finest lodges on the best game reserves in Southern and Eastern Africa.

We have built our outstanding reputation on providing the very best field guide training, with a dedication to the idea that nothing can substitute for experience working on safari. As such Bushwise graduates are sought after in the industry by some of the leading lodges and research programmes in South Africa.

We also ensure that our students experience Africa in a fun, safe and responsible way that will lead them to become the very best safari field guides with an eye for conservation and attention to protect the areas in which they work.

Join us on one of Bushwise’s safari field guide courses and have a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget. Our course is the ideal platform for a successful field guiding career or even just for an unforgettable year out.

"Bushwise is a great training asset to the safari world"
Courteney Blunden, Africa on Foot

Hospitality Internships

In addition to our Safari Field Guide Training Program we are proud to offer hospitality internship positions within luxury Game Lodges across South Africa, with a guaranteed internship placement prior to departure. This new and exciting program is a unique way to build international work experience and skills in the culinary, hospitality and tourism industry, while living alongside African wildlife and wilderness. You will also have the opportunity to explore one of the most breath-taking and diverse countries in the world.

Work and build on your hospitality experience in one of South Africa's finest luxury safari lodges and take your career to the next level!

Sweating Bullets

This past week, saw us finishing off another chapter in this Bushwise field guides course - Advanced Rifle Handling assessments. After weeks of hard work and practice between lots of game drives and the last few lectures, it was time to see if all that hard work was going to pay off.

Birds of a feather flock together

So now having potentially scared many of you off birding for life – this is why we love them…. Birding is incredibly rewarding and quite a contagious hobby too. Birds never disappoint – you can literally be a ‘birder’ in any surrounding & environment, allowing you to connect to nature no matter what you current living situation.