The course's modules
What is Guiding All About ?
This Module functions as a comprehensive introduction to the broad and diverse field of Field Guiding.
The Guiding Industry
A close look at the tourism industry, where to begin, what you need to know and how to prepare are the subjects that make up this very comprehensive Module consisting of four Components detailing: Ecotourism, Where to Begin, The Learning Curve and Being Prepared.
The Game Drive
The field guide has numerous responsibilities and a long list of job descriptions. However the principle task of the majority of guides , is the Game Drive. This crucial topic is examined in two parts within this Module.
The Bush Walk
When guides are not conducting Game Drives, their second most common responsibility is the bush walk. This entails taking a small group of clients walking through what is frequently dangerous game territory. The important topic is covered in a series of three Components detailing: walking safaris, walking equipment and 'The Walk'
Principles, Etiquette and Medical Matters
As mentioned above, guiding is a multi-faceted activity. This Module examines three aspects of the profession that are frequently ignored, but in reality are as important as the game drive or bush walk. These are the subjects of Guiding Principles, Camp Etiquette and a sound knowledge of advanced First Aid.
Photography and Related Equipment
It is almost guaranteed that 95 % of your clients will come with the intention of taking that unforgettable safari photograph or video. It is your job (among many others) to be able to facilitate this. Therefore you are required to have a sound working knowledge of the basics of photography as well as its application to the safari scenario.
Odds, Ends and Feedback
This final Module looks at: Burnout, Female Guides, Freelance and concludes with a comprehensive section of real client feedback examinng their experiences and expectations.
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