Starting your professional field guiding career is an exciting, yet frightening, thought. We get that. Fortunately, our graduates are highly sought after in the safari industry. Our graduates have landed permanent positions as field guides, reserve managers, and conservationists in Patagonia, USA, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and Rwanda.
Our unique offer
Bushwise is unique, as it guarantees a job offer to all South African students within six months of completing the FGASA Professional Field Guide Course. Bushwise is extremely proud to say that for the past six years 100% of our South African graduates have been offered permanent employment in the industry.
What happens if I don’t get an offer?
Bushwise is confident that you’ll secure a job offer within six months of completing the 12-month program successfully. If not, you will receive half your course fee back in cash.
Bushwise consults key players in the wildlife sector to align our curriculum with what the industry is looking for. This allows us to build strong relationships with lodges, not only in South Africa, but also outside of our borders, such as in Patagonia, USA, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and Rwanda.
These relationships are successful because our field guides have a reputation for quality and excellence. We are confident that this will continue, as we have faith in our guides. Our guides are highly skilled, motivated, and professional ambassadors – not only for Bushwise, but for the industry as a whole.
Read some of our alumni success stories here.
Greg Moran from South Africa
“I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a great deal. I thought being in the bush my whole life, I would have known a lot, but what I have learned here, I could never have anywhere else. Excellent trainers and great friendly staff – always ready to help and make this probably the best experience I have ever had. For that, I am so grateful to Bushwise!”
Lukas Pfaudler from Germany
“I was dreaming of Africa since I was a little boy. My biggest wish was to experience the amazing wildlife of Africa, not just out of a vehicle or a movie. Bushwise made this dream come true and offered so much more.”