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Semester one, done and dusted

In the blink of an eye the first semester is over! We have learned a lot  and already made good friends for life. We had some amazing encounters with some of Africa`s most dangerous animals and also seen some amazing animal behaviour. Some of the encounters were lions...

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Into the darkness

Into the darkness

The first half of the week was birding and botany. During our drives we focused on the identification, beliefs and information of the different trees, grasses and birds, which is fun to learn but can be tricky. Onto last Thursday morning, we started preparations for...

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Let the game drives begin

After a busy first week of introductions to each other and to plan the next 6 months of our time at Bushwise, we were straight into game drives in our second week. The introductory drive for my group was taken by Trevor around The Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve...

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And so the journey begins…..

And so the journey begins…..

“Courage, Dear Heart” C.S. LEWIS You have so many choices in this life of what you can make yourself into. The dreams that started with wanting to be the next Steve Irwin only got bigger the older I got. Obviously, the fact that being a boy raised in Regina,...

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The bird of optimism

Ever since Zazu graced our screens in the Lion King even the average toddler around the world is sure to recognize an African Hornbill. Whether its Grey, Yellow-Billed or Red-Billed, this is a bird we see almost daily and, as such, we can find ourselves taking it for...

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Hide and seek

Hide and seek

Creatures that have survived millions of years of natural selection have used many different strategies to stay alive. One of these strategies is to try and avoid detection by predators. This is achieved in many various ways. Demonstrated  here are just some of those...

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Final stretch

Final stretch

The last few weeks of May, was a busy time. Fgasa exam time was on the horizon. After 18 weeks of intense study of the 17 modules that compose the FGASA level 1 course, now known as Field Guide NQF2, today is the big day. At 8.00 am Head trainer Ben delivers the...

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