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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Safari Field Guide Training location. Afreco & EcoTraining.

Safari Guide | Vic Falls | 55 day

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2018: $5,750 USD
2019: TBC

Safari Field Guide Training / Nature Guide Training

FGASA Level 1 accredited courses

  • 12 August 2018 – 5th October 2018
  • Please enquire for 2019 options

If participants successfully complete their theoretical and practical assessments, then they will have the opportunity to be qualified with a FGASA Level 1 certificate. FGASA is short for The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa. Assessments will be conducted by FGASA accredited trainers / assessors) on camp during the course.

Lion image forNakavango Field Guide Level 1 webpage. Afreco Tours.About the 55 day Victoria Falls Safari Guide Training Course

Emerge yourself in the beauty of the African wilderness for 55 days whilst training to be a safari field guide!

This FGASA accredited field guide course – like the others we offer – is not only open to those interested in a career in Field Guiding or within the wider safari and wildlife industry, but also to anyone interested in having a different unique experience (or alternative safari) and learning about the African ecosystem in-depth.

You will be submerged in nature and constantly exposed to the African bush for the duration of your stay. Through a mixture of daily lectures on the training camp to daily drives and walks in the bush you will be covering a wide variety of subjects in the form of daily lectures and practical activities out in the wilderness – with daily morning and evening activities alternating between game walks and game drives. Midday lectures involve topical instruction and discussion, on the subject or game encounter of the day. This is followed by personal study time and relaxation.

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Some subjects covered on course:

  • Planning of Game Drives and Walks
  • Navigation and Orientation
  • Radio Procedures
  • Ecology
  • Reptiles
  • Geology and Soil
  • Amphibians
  • Fish
  • Mammals
  • Weather and Climate
  • Anticipating Animal Behavior
  • Plant Communities
  • Career Opportunities
  • Plant Identification and Uses
  • Identification and Ecology of Invertebrates


  • Early morning wake-up: tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh fruit and cereals
  • Brunch after activity: cooked breakfast and fruit salad
  • Afternoon tea: light lunch/ sandwiches
  • Dinner: balanced, warm plated meal with meat, vegetables and salad


  • 20 single rooms (9 allocated to nature guiding students)
  • Shared ablutions
  • Bedding is supplied (single beds with sheets, a duvet, two pillows and a spare blanket for the colder months).
  • Each room has a ceiling fan
  • There are no mosquito nets.

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