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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,...
Top 10 reasons to become a Field guide

Top 10 reasons to become a Field guide

This topic was discussed in a lovely blog last year by my ex colleague Ben. I happen to agree with all 10 of his reasons, so I will proceed to just update you the reader on the relevance a year later! Life experience Still the same all encompassing job description. ...
The realities of Field Guiding

The realities of Field Guiding

It appears to be such a glamorous job to drive tourists around in open game viewers and to wear khaki uniform while in search of the big 5 animals. If you ask people why they want to become field guides you may get a variety of answers that will include the following:...
Game drives are kicked off with a BANG

Game drives are kicked off with a BANG

By week 2 a bunch of, what were, strangers from across the globe have become a close-knit group of inspired bush fanatics. The pace of life at Mahlahla campus has picked up markedly since week 1, starting off with lectures on Botany, Ecology and Biomes. Students got...