Monday, August 3, 2009

Field Guiding

Field Guides getting maximum exposure at a lion sighting.

I have just spent a few days at EcoTraining’s field guide course doing some FGASA level 1 field guide assessments. All guides gave a very good account of themselves and I was happy to sign them all off as competent. Well done and welcome to this amazing industry. Credit to Rob and Jaco for the high level of student competency.

The Karongwe camp is situated in the big 5 Karongwe conservancy north of Hoedspruit and traverses more than 10 000 hectares. This provides students the opportunity to enter their bush career under the guidance of highly capable trainers within a very authentic and exciting environment. The campsite itself is situated within riverine forest on the banks of the Karongwe river and when not on a practical outing or studying offers the students a wonderful setting to experience bush life.

Abundant wildlife of all shapes and sizes are guaranteed and incredible photographic opportunities presents itself to the aspirant guide.

Wonderful sighting up close and personal...

...including the best of the big stuff !!!

And at the end the day await nightfall under an ancient Jackalberry as the scent of woodsmoke fills all your senses.

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