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Field Guide, Wildlife & Hospitality Management School

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AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING: Field Guide, Wildlife & Hospitality Management School

AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING is the leading ‘supplier’ of trained field guides, conservation and hospitality personnel to the game lodge and wildlife industry, not only in Southern Africa, but across Africa.

AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING is a fully endorsed FGASA (Field Guide Association of Southern Africa) Training Provider. All our courses are also accredited by the ISCI (International Students Conservation Initiative). The school also holds membership with WESSA (World Environmental Society of Southern Africa) and the WWF (World Wildlife Fund).

AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING have training camps situated in some of the most sought-after wilderness locations in Southern Africa which includes the Northern Drakensberg, Kruger National Park, Khalahari Desert and Botswana.


The ABT camps consist of semi-luxury tented villages to rustic bush camps. The accommodation provided are fully furnished and equipped with all the necessities needed for a comfortable stay. The central communial facilities at each camp includes a kitchen, braai area and boma. Connected to this is a lecture area, research office and library where most of the classroom-based learning activities takes place.

At AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING it’s all about creating a learning environment for students where they can excel in their potential and talents. The training facilities on offer give our valued students the opportunity to ‘merge’ with the African bush and experience the natural environment under the lead of professional and well-experienced instructors and student mentors. We don't just train students, we invest in future careers...

Our instructors are hand-picked, qualified and well experienced. The team of educators at African Bush Training are led and mentored by  Ex-Kruger Park trails ranger and veteran reserve warden, Mr. Johann Jurgens.