Field Guide Training

The African bush is in our blood.

The late Nick More (1967 – 2013) is the inspiration behind the NJ MORE Field Guide College, which embodies our wish to continue our long legacy of passionate, highly skilled and authentic natural ambassadors who believe in conservation, and take pleasure in sharing their passion with other people. The College forms part of the prestigious MORE brand. Together with a strong focus on integrity and excellence, we are driven to ensure our guests have an out-of-this-world experience.

When we choose our participants, we look for a genuine and tangible passion for nature, and the ability to share it with people from around the world. A sincere reverence and respect for the environment define the manner in which we teach safaris to be conducted. Our aim is to never cause undue stress to animals and to practice a balanced approach to human vs eco-system at all times. The College affords aspirant Field Guides the opportunity to qualify for their FGASA Level 1 in 6 months, followed by the optional placement* at one of MORE’s 5 star lodges (including Lion Sands, Madikwe Game Reserve or Marataba Safari Lodge).

*Placement subject to meeting required criteria after completion of 6-month course. 


This is a meaningful, adventurous break in which you can still obtain a valuable certification. No Visa required! The 3 month course offers you the opportunity to obtain your FGASA Field Guide Level 1.

Ideal for: Career-seekers wanting to obtain their FGASA Field Guide Level 1; or Those seeking an extended adventurous holiday with a purpose.


Learn everything that is needed to become a professional Safari Guide: In-depth knowledge on mammals and their behaviour, identifying birds, plants, tracks and the stars of the amazing night-sky. Acquire the skills to approach big game on foot and drive a 4×4 vehicle. All this, while focussing on the ethics involved in being a true conservationist. Includes the following: FGASA Field Guide Level 1, FGASA Trails Guide Back up, Rifle competency and Advanced Rifle Handling, Wilderness First Aid Level 2, Navigation & Orientation, Principals and practical application of Reserve Management, and much more…

Ideal for:  Career-seekers wanting to obtain their FGASA Field Guide Level 1 plus a range of additional skills that truly kick-start their career; or A gap year or an extended adventurous career break in the wilderness


After completion of the 6 month programme, you may have the opportunity to enjoy a further 6 month placement at a 5-star lodge, including the MORE properties. Qualifying candidates will be exposed to practical experience in a 5-star environment under the guidance of a personal mentor. As a part of the safari team, learn everything about the daily life of a Safari Guide. Eventually you will be guiding and hosting guests from all over the world, and sharing your passion about the wonders of the African bush.

Ideal for: Career-seekers that want to add valuable practical 5-star experience to their CV, enabling them to leap forward and ahead of their peers; A gap year or extended adventurous holiday with a purpose; or A career break or career stimulus in the field of conservation
Find out more about the NJ MORE Field Guide College here