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Short Course

Safari Guide

"Combination of field guide training and bush holiday"

Price 4275 EUR
Course Type
Short Course
Country
Botswana, South Africa
Duration
28 Nights
Dates

6 Jun 2019 — 3 Jul 2019
2 Sep 2019 — 29 Sep 2018


6 May 2020 — 2 Jun 2020
2 Jun 2020 — 29 Jun 2020
2 Sep 2020 — 29 Sep 2020

This is EcoTraining’s well-known Safari Guide training course aimed at those wishing to experience a bush holiday, whilst also learning about the environment they are in. 28 days of living and learning in nature at our wilderness camps (Selati, Karongwe, Mashatu and Makuleke) will provide you with practical and theoretical knowledge of the natural environment.

general information

Why do this course?

The basis of this course was first developed in 1993 and was the first of its kind in the safari industry. It is for those that are passionate about nature, who would like a more in-depth experience and understanding of it. The knowledge you gain on this course will take your safaris and bush holidays to the next level and give them a whole new meaning.

about the school

Operating for 24 years, EcoTraining is the pioneer and leader in safari guide and wildlife training in Africa. EcoTraining is widely recognised by the safari industry for its credibility and standard of excellence in nature guide training. We offer accredited career courses, gap year and sabbatical programmes, nature programmes, high school and university study abroad programmes, custom courses and on-site professional guide training at safari lodges. All courses are run directly from EcoTraining’s unfenced bush camps in prime wilderness areas across South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. To date EcoTraining has trained over 11 000 people from 33 different countries around the world.

course content

Some subjects covered on the course

  • Ecology
  • Common Trees and Shrubs
  • Animal Tracks and Tracking
  • Bird Identification and Behaviour
  • Course Information
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Astronomy
  • Orientation and Navigation
  • Bush Skills
  • Positioning Vehicle for Photography
  • Correct Use of Binoculars

start dates

2019
6 June 2019 - 3 July 2019
2 September 2019 - 29 September 2018
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2020
6 May 2020 - 2 June 2020
2 June 2020 - 29 June 2020
2 September 2020 - 29 September 2020

camps

The sleeping arrangements at all our camps consist of two people sharing per tent. Single requests are required to pay double-rates. Women and men do not share tents unless booked as a couple.

Meals

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

The Safari Guide course takes place in one of the following camps (depends on start date): Mashatu or Karongwe.

transfers

Departure from Johannesburg (1st day of course)
All EcoTraining scheduled BushBus transfers will depart from the Emerald Guesthouse on the first day of a course. The departure time is strictly 7am from the Emerald Guesthouse
Emerald Backpackers/ Guesthouse: (19 Halifax Rd, Kemptonpark)

Participants flying into Johannesburg (international and domestic) are advised to arrive the day before and overnight at Emerald
Backpackers/Guesthouse to ensure all passengers are on time for departure and the bus leaves as scheduled.
The guesthouse is within close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport and if supplied with your flight details, will collect you at no additional charge. They offer a range of accommodation options, to suit your individual requirements and budget. As the Bush Bus departs early morning from Emerald, overnighting at the guesthouse will help simplify your departure.

Please book directly with Emerald Backpackers/Guesthouse on [email protected]

qualifications

At the end of this course, you will be awarded an EcoTraining participation certificate.

price

2019 rate per person (28 days) R61 560

2020: tbc

Rate includes:

Accommodation (sharing)
Full meals
Tea/coffee
Instructors and Training
Bush walks
Open vehicle drives and specialist trainer/s.

Rate excludes:

Transfers/transport to and from the camp, before and after the course
Any accommodation before and after the course
Beverages (beer, ciders, bottled water)
Kruger National Park entrance fee (only applicable if the course is at the Kruger Makuleke camp)


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