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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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All in a days shooting

All in a days shooting

Day one at Bushwise was very nerve racking for me, meeting new people from other countries was a very strange for me seeing as I have not left Africa. It was interesting to learn more about where they come from, what their lives are like there and how different it is...

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What to expect in a FGASA exam!

What to expect in a FGASA exam!

For those readers who are preparing for their FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (formerly Fgasa Level 1) exam, the following is to provide you with an insight what to expect for the Big day! Let it be said that it is natural to be a little nervous when preparing for an exam,...

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Mammals, the hot topic of the week

Mammals, the hot topic of the week

After studying birds, botany and geology in the first semester, we then started the second semester with the most anticipated module: MAMMALS. This has led to a whole week of amazing mammal sightings and some interesting mammal presentations. I think the presentation...

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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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