Hello everybody. After a much needed off week and after lots of careful planning the first week of the final semester for our 23 weekers was packed with exciting activities. We went to Woodbush forest, the second largest natural forest in South Africa, for a birding trip.
One that stands out has to be Shawn’s drive where his sundowners were quite rudely interrupted by a herd of elephants that were very confused as to why there was a land rover with no guests in, parked on the road. Another is that of an African Wildcat on CJ assessment drive. Special indeed.
After a few hours of in depth concentration, writing, hand cramps and perhaps a crash or two after all the red bull wore out, it was all done and you could clearly see that big sigh of relief as each student finished writing.
Hello again from the Bushwise campus. The last week of the third semester the focus was on final preparations for the ARH assessments (Advance rifle handling). Almost all of the students made it past the basic stage but silly mistakes were a very common occurrence.
After the final theory tests of the course are written this morning, we have a bit of a treat planned for our students, with a contemporary post rock band coming to campus this evening for a bit of unwinding,
Today marks the end of an action packed week and the end of the second semester for our current Bushwise students.
The start of the week kicked off with game drives with the students behind the wheel and “demonstrating” their skills and knowledge gleaned over the last 2 months...
Thanks to the knowledge, experience, patience and dedication of all the Bushwise staff there couldn’t be a better way to start your career in guiding. It is literally the best thing I have ever done in my life and that’s saying something because I’ve seen AC/DC and KISS play live!
Completing the Bushwise course was a dream come true for me. I had first ventured to South Africa in 2011 to volunteer for GVI's South Africa Expedition and had met some previous Bushwise students who told me about the course and I knew that it was a challenge that I wanted to take on!