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There and back again

There and back again

Two and a half years ago I spent six months as an intern at GVI Karongwe on their conservation program, six amazing months spent living and learning in the South African Bushveld. I loved it, I learnt new skills, met some fantastic people and had some amazing...

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First sleepout

First sleepout

Monday morning started with 3 tests including birds, geology and sights and sounds. Everyone was a bit nervous, but thankfully there are a few jokers in our group that got a few smiles out of us. For the rest of the day, every one relaxed and later it was time for the...

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First game drive

First game drive

A 4am start for the first day of the start of my student life as a field guide-my first practical drive. I start off with the preliminary vehicle safety checks, including the mandatory cushions for people like me that are vertically challenged, pack the phuza box for...

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First week of madness

First week of madness

Our first day of Bushwise Field Guides was a bit nerve wrecking. Meeting new people, seeing new faces and the start of making new friends. Quite tricky having to learn all their names, thank goodness for name badges. The orientation and welcome included the Bushwise...

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What’s New at Bushwise for 2019!!!

What’s New at Bushwise for 2019!!!

Firstly, a big welcome to all the new Field Guide recruits! Everyone arrived safe and sound and are ready to make this their year to start their amazing careers. We wish the #ClassofJanuary2019 the best of luck! New Programs! FGASA Field Guiding and Conservation...

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The Final Curtain

The Final Curtain

As the sun sets on our time at Bushwise, now seems like a good time to reflect on what I can only describe as the best 6 months I have ever had. We started this course as a group of wide eyed novices united by our passion for the bush… and now we are qualified guides,...

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A change of pace

A change of pace

With finals finished and assessments passed – what’s a student to do? Bushwalks! The chance to go on foot in a Big Five reserve has been a long-awaited treat, for there is a hypnotic quality to bushwalks that you don’t get from a vehicle-based experience. Your senses...

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