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Nature Guiding as a Career

Nature Guiding as a Career. Bhejane Nature Training. Consider a career in Wildlife Tourism. What you can do. What you can experience. Professional Field Guide Dangerous Game Trails Guide Specialist Birding or Butterfly Guide Marine Guide Expedition Leader. Unbelievable African wildlife

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Nature Guiding as a Career

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  1. Nature Guiding as a Career Bhejane Nature Training

  2. Consider a career in Wildlife Tourism What you can do What you can experience • Professional Field Guide • Dangerous Game Trails Guide • Specialist Birding or Butterfly Guide • Marine Guide • Expedition Leader • Unbelievable African wildlife • Leading people through wilderness areas. • A closer look at things most other people never get to experience • The career of a lifetime!

  3. Professional Nature Guide Possible jobs include working at: • Upmarket lodges • National parks • Private Reserves • Freelance guiding • Large Safari Operators

  4. Dangerous Game Trails Guide • Lead trails through areas with potentially dangerous game. • Enjoy a career that offers a taste of real Africa – rugged and untamed.

  5. Specialist Birding or Butterfly Guide Want to earn more? Specialise in teaching tourists about the unique smaller animals of the African Continent.

  6. Specialisations You can specialise in any field. • Reptiles • Trees • Wild Flowers • Dangerous Game

  7. Marine Guide Have the best of both. • Enjoy a career that allows you to guide both on land, under water and around SA’s spectacular coast!

  8. Scuba Dive training at Sodwana Bay

  9. Getting qualified Getting qualified is as simple as completing a 1 year Professional Field Guide Training Programme. • You will qualify with the basic skills to register as a legal guide in SA. • You will be taught how to continue your training in a specialist field. • You will get the opportunity for first hand experience during a 6 month placement. • Who can apply? • Aspiring Nature Guides • Gap Year Students • Wildlife Enthusiasts • YOU

  10. The Training Venue Zululand Northern KwaZulu Natal South Africa

  11. The only region where you can observe the Big 5, go Tiger-fishing, see Leatherback Turtles hatching, Dive the Coral Reefs of the Sub-Tropical East Coast and Track Black Rhino in the space of a few days.

  12. College Life @Bhejane Nature Training

  13. Bhejane Nature Training Awareness through Wilderness

  14. Register now for February 2010, May 2010 or February 2011 • 6 month / 1 year Professional Field Guide • Level 1 Course • You will qualify with: • FGASA Level 1 • FGASA Back-up Trails Guide (subject to conditions) • FGASA Marine Guide (Subject to conditions) • PADI Diving Certificate (Subject to conditions) • Wilderness First Aid Certificate (Subject to Conditions) • Programmes are endorsed by the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa.

  15. What will you do? • Your training will cover: • Practical guiding skills • Rifle handling • Use of equipment • Driving skills • Tracking Skills • Communication & Interpretation • Field Identification of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, plants and trees.

  16. Practical Experience • Thanda Private Game Reserve • Bayete Zulu Boutique Lodge • Leopard Mountain • White Elephant Safari Lodge • 6 month practical placement at one of the lodges or reserves we are associated with. (This is subject to your passing the necessary modules for placement)

  17. The Training Venues . . . The College is situated on the Thanda Private Game Reserve in Northern Zululand, South Africa . The reserve falls within the Maputaland Global Biodiversity Hotspot and is regarding as an area of outstanding biodiversity. The Reserve is home to the Big 5 (which includes Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard and Lion. Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Black Rhino also roam freely on the reserve. The reserve is situated between the Zululand towns of Mkuze and Hluhluwe and is surrounded by private reserves and national parks such as Mkuze Game Reserve, HluhluweUmfolozi, Zuluand Rhino Reserve and the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park.

  18. Marine Guide Training takes place at • Kosi Bay just south of the Mocambique Border. • Cape Vidal • Sodwana Bay, a globally sought after diving destination with pristine reefs and diverse coastal forest.

  19. Partners and Associates Field Guides Association of SA Thanda Private Game Reserve

  20. Change your life • Change our world • Become a part of the Zululand Conservation Legacy Contact us for course and registration information:

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