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Time to shine

Time to shine

This week at Bushwise was the week to show what we have learnt over the last 5 months with the final FGASA exams and practical assessments it was time to shine. I am happy to report that everyone did an amazing job in crushing the finals and their practicals. One of...

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Exam time!

Exam time!

Only a day or two until we write our FGASA level one theory exam. This is it. Five months of hard work summed in an hour and a half examination. No pressure, right?   On a less dramatic note, rain has finally arrived and us students are probably just as excited...

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Exams are just around the corner

Exams are just around the corner

Tensions are high as we get closer to the end of our course. Over the past few weeks we’ve been hard at work doing our mock assessment drives. Taking turns guiding and playing the role of “guests” for each other. Seeing how far we’ve come since the begin of the...

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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:...

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Beauty in the bush

Beauty in the bush

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller Coming from the city to the bush was definitely one of the biggest changes for me, as life in the city is so much different to life in the bush. Although change can be risky and difficult, it can...

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Why I chose teaching

Why I chose teaching

Were you inspired by a teacher of your own? I know I was! People tend to remember a teacher for an entire lifetime, even long after school is over, and this is one of the reasons I chose to become a teacher, particularly in the Field Guiding industry, as I am eager to...

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Another Night Under the Stars

Another Night Under the Stars

A highlight each Semester is a sleepout under the stars. It is quite a surreal experience to let yourself be completely vulnerable in Big 5 territory with nothing but a sleeping bag over you and the stars above you. Complete trust is needed with the fellow students...

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To close for comfort

To close for comfort

As we drew nearer to the end of our second semester with both groups wrapping up rifles and track and sign, a new sense of nervousness had settled in camp as the start of solo drives began with the final week of semester. Beforehand, two students would conduct a...

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