The courses takes place in the game rich, Waterberg region of Limpopo Province South Africa. Once accepted, trainees will join the Soldiers For Wildlife team in groups of 5-10, for included tuition, training, equipment, accommodation, meals and transport. Students must bring their own torch, hiking boots, sandals, hat, sunscreen, neutral colored clothing, a warm fleece jacket, binoculars and a sleeping bag. Courses are customizable depending on your skills and prior experience.
Ecological & Wildlife Training
This wildlife and ecology skills-based course is perfect for someone wanting guide and wildlife training without the need for a professional guide's license*. All the practical aspects of wildlife and nature guiding are covered here. This course includes walking safaris, conducting informative game drives, bush sleep-outs and weapons handling. You will learn the skills of bush survival, tracking, and mammal and bird identification from the best of the best. No prior experience is required.
Anti-Poaching & Scouting Program
Former special forces operators experienced in leading, advising and training highly skilled anti-poaching teams offer a hands-on course featuring extensive knowledge of advanced firearms management, tracking, off-road driving and remote trauma management skills. This Anti-Poaching program is an advanced anti-poaching course presented at the Dung Beetle Bush School.
A written exam must be taken at the end of course to receive a certificate and become ranger-qualified.
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