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New students, new start and new experiences

New students, new start and new experiences

21 students start new adventure at Bushwise: their experiences of the first week On the 8 January 2018, a group of 21 new students started their adventure at Bushwise. 21 students from all over the world (South Africa, United Kingdom, Unites States, the Netherlands,...

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How to become a Field Guide (NQF2)

How to become a Field Guide (NQF2)

There are a few different options on how to get your qualification and where to do your training, however this is a simple list of what is needed to become a Field Guide. We prefer to use the FGASA syllabus and requirements. Getting started… You would firstly need to...

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‘Guides guide’ to Essential Gear

‘Guides guide’ to Essential Gear

Since numerous excellent articles have been published regarding the above-mention title, the writer is sharing his personal experiences as to what is or is not a thorough guideline for essential bush gear for Field Guides. Bear in mind that the following is assuming...

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Fgasa Level 1 EXAM time!!!!

Fgasa Level 1 EXAM time!!!!

This week has been unusually calm in the Bushwise Campus. After one long bird-based theory test on Monday morning which consisted of identifying a large number of birds by sight and calls.  After that everyone retreated to their rooms to study for the upcoming FGASA...

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Frogging around…..

Frogging around…..

Monday morning of our fourth semester at Bushwise started with the much-dreaded but entirely necessary campus cleanup after a relaxing off-week. Prior to the afternoon game drives, students capitalized on the early summer heat to enjoy some pool time while also taking...

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Best places to work as a Field Guide!

Best places to work as a Field Guide!

In the competitive industry of field guiding and an endless variety of amazing establishments claiming to be the best and offer the best experiences it pays off to work for some of the best. As a guide it all depends of what you want out of the job and the experience...

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