Huge congratulations to our September Apprentice Field Guides! Everyone arrived ten weeks ago (some 5 weeks ago), unsure, nervous and well a little shell shocked. Saturday they left, happy, full of information and life lessons, sad to say goodbye to their new family, and amazed by all they had experienced in such a short time. We wish you all only the best, we look forward to watching you fly with confidence and grace, we will miss you all! Sherbet we had fun!
Just a couple of days left…
My 5-week onsite field guide course is almost over. I cannot believe we are already in our last week. It feels like I arrived yesterday to this lovely group of people.
Where the others had 10 weeks of life in the bush, I only signed up for 5 weeks after doing the 10-week online course. I was so excited to finally get here and put the things I learned into action.
Last week we all had our assessment game drives, it was hectic and stressful but also a lot of fun (we realized after the first couple of drives). There were guests coming in from all over and we could finally test ourselves with all the knowledge we got to learn so far on a real game drive!
I really loved my guests; they were excited about everything we saw. Particularly the elephant and the rhinos. But also, the wild garlic and wild rosemary that is growing here were an absolute hit. I was able to teach them a lot of new things and that felt very good.
Now there is only one thing left: the final FGASA exam. The whole camp is studying hard to try to get the best result possible. Friday will be the big day for us all. And after that, we can hopefully all celebrate the amazing things we have accomplished.
I can’t wait to take all this knowledge back home and start guiding guests more often. This place really made me realize how calming and precious nature is. One thing is sure: I will never leave the bush again.
With love, Roos
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” —Joseph Campbell
Being outdoors has always been an enjoyable experience for me, I can fully relax and have fun without feeling pressured by the world around me. Over time, my appreciation and respect for nature has matured greatly.
My relationship with nature is defined as a place for me to explore God’s creation and freely express myself without complete judgment. The peacefulness and silence allow me to clearly process my thoughts and prepare me to continue to move forward with my life, it also acts as a stress reliever for me.
Ulovane Environmental Training is the best place to be to fully embrace your surroundings and appreciate nature as a whole.
“Your beliefs affect your choices. Your choices shape your actions. Your actions determine your results. The future you create depends upon the choices you make and the actions you take today.” ―