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Train to be a Field Guide in South Africa
€890 or €1,275
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03 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
5 Days or 7 Days
North Dinokeng, South Africa
4 or 6 Nights
Maximum of 8 People
Natacha Wauquiez
Passionate about the African wilderness & personal development

The Dinokeng Game Reserve is a large wildlife sanctuary in the province of Gauteng, South Africa, bordering Pretoria and Johannesburg. The reclaimed wilderness attests to sound conservation principles and is in a transitional zone between biomes, offering some of the highest biodiversity in South Africa.

This five day field guide workshop is designed for those looking to deepen their understanding of the African wilderness. Join a group of like-minded nature enthusiasts who will allow you a profound (re)connection with yourself and nature, while being awed by a myriad of mind-blowing new learnings. Unplug from civilisation, tune in all your senses, enjoy pure silence and simply being in the moment and discover the art of tracking in the most inspiring of environments.

This workshop is mentored by highly skilled trainers from one of the leading Field Guiding Training schools in South Africa and integrates the professional teachings of many different topics such as ecology, animal behaviour, game management, birding, trailing and bushcraft. Through time spent in nature and a variety of creative processes, you will be awakened to a totally different reality and perception of the natural world, and understand how every single element in nature is intrinsically connected and interdependent. This is where you will rediscover your own deep wisdom and sense of belonging to Nature.

There are no specific skills or experience required to participate in this workshop.

What's Included:
  • Pre-trip call with your guides
  • Four nights' accommodation in Tandala Camp
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian) water & soft beverages
  • Guided self-reflective sessions throughout the trip
  • Safari game drives in open vehicles
  • Training and practical exercises in the wilderness
  • Four-five hours per day of experiences in the field amongst the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard).
  • A minimum of two hours of lectures on many different wildlife topics
  • Full immersion bush walks with armed guides
  • Silent time for yourself, introspection, meditation, journaling, breathwork
  • Tips throughout your trip
  • Post-trip follow through with your tribe to keep you focused on your learnings

Good To Know
– International and domestic flights are not included
– Travel and medical insurance are compulsory
– Any new taxes, fees, levies, fuel or other increases that may be subject to change without prior notice
– Laundry is not included
– Additional activities not mentioned in the package (Community visits, anti-poaching experience) are not included

– This retreat is fully compliant with COVID-19 protocols and will keep all participants safe & healthy during your travels
– Throughout your trip, social distancing will be practised with the local staff, regular hand sanitising will take place and masks worn in public areas
– Protocol will continue to evolve in accordance with the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention’s recommendations and South Africa’s legal requirements

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