A life in and for the wild
Definition: The Wilderness Guide (also known as Safari Guide) takes customers (mostly adventure travelers, but also journalists, business people, or research teams) into the wilderness - His primary mission is to keep customers safe and sound. Secondly, the Wilderness Guide as a tour guide has to give his guests interesting information on the wilderness and, thirdly, to convey adventure and nature experience to them. So the Wilderness Guide is a nature expert, adventurer and "bodyguard" in one person. A rare and fascinating combination.
Occupation: In the training, we prepare the participant to lead clients as a qualified Wilderness Guide into real wilderness.
Nature Conservation Ambassador: The Wilderness Guide brings travelers mostly from "developed nations" closer to the secrets of the wild and enhances their understanding of the importance of wild nature to humanity. He is thus "nature conservation ambassador" and thus can achieve more for the support of nature and species conservation as a politician. In addition, his guests bring money to wild regions that otherwise have little other source of income. - So a Wilderness Guide is just as the anti-poaching ranger in the front line when it comes to the protection of the wilderness.
Bodyguard & Survival expert: His function as "bodyguards for adventure travelers" is often neglected in the training of Wilderness / Safari Guides, although safety is known to be the top need of travellers and tourists. This function becomes all the more important the more risks there are from crime and terror in certain regions, or how deeply the group ventures into remote wilderness.
Nature expert: The second part of his task are the functions of the nature and local guide. Beside a good foundation, this knowledge must always be adapted to local conditions.
Ondjou Wilderness Reserve - perfect training conditions: In our huge, 10qkm training area all practical and tactical disciplines of the Wilderness Guide work can be perfectly trained. Ondjou is a wildlife reserve, and is an insider tip for adventure travelers and Africa friends. The diversity of its nature and landscapes are a challenge for the guide, as well as the dangers of the wild. The ideal training conditions in Africa and at our Academy allow us to teach subjects and skills that can not be offered in that form and quality elsewhere.
Professionals, in the broadest sense of the word, who work in related professions and who are looking for an interesting further education, which can be helpful in future job applications
Nature-loving and conservation-minded people who are looking for a new career perspective, especially in Africa.
Bushcrafter, oudoor and survival sportsmen who want to get to know the wide-ranging, practical application of their sport / hobbies on a professional level and who want to deepen their skills and knowledge for living and survival in the wilderness.
Adventure travelers - who want to prepare themselves for all the demands of a journey to extreme regions
Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts who simply want to experience one of the biggest outdoor adventures available - and who are looking for strong personal development and broadening horizons.
Training Certificate: All 5 ranger training blocks with the 20 training modules (see "Ranger Training") must be completed in order to receive the final certificate of completion to the "Ranger - Wilderness Guide" of the SurvivalZone Wilderness Academy. The certificate confirms the successful graduate that he / she has a high level of wilderness experience, as well as many special skills and knowledge.
Being proud of one's own achievement is therefore appropriate in view of the challenges of a ranger training. Even for those who do not want to use this professionally, the training brings a lot of personal development and a valuable asset to their own lives.
Fitness and requirements: In addition to theoretical training in the classroom (about 10%), the training always takes place outside in the wilderness. The training does NOT aim to test participants' fitness but focuses on knowledge and skills training. There are no "brutal marches" that require more than average fitness, although high fitness and robustness are of course of great benefit. The participant should generally have some physical and mental resilience and good health.
Social and conservation engagement - Donate by participation: Any participant in our educational programs may, upon request, enable a talented but impoverished Namibian to attend the booked training course at the same time, thereby enabling him / her to gain a professional perspective as a ranger. - Development aid and the good deed in Africa can not be better and more direct!
The description of the 5 training blocks with 18 days each, plus the description of the corresponding training modules can be found under the links.
The Adventure of a Lifetime!
Through our experience with emergency scenarios and the resources and opportunities we have, courses are an asset to any resume. - The professionalism of the training is also a great challenge for "non-professionals", a powerful personal development and - of course - an ultimate African adventure that guarantees unforgettable impressions and experiences.
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