Field Guide

Through The Eyes Of An NJ More Field Guide Student.

The time I spent at NJ More Field Guide College was amazing. We got to see and learn a lot of interesting things out here in the bush and learn from the best trainer and mentor, Phillip Wessels.

I had the privilege of getting a placement at Marataba Safari Lodge with some of my great friends from the course. It has been an experience of a lifetime.

The mentorship and guidance from the senior guides are priceless. The work we do together has made me realise the importance of guiding alongside a good team and how important it is to be in sync with the others to be able to successfully guide and track wildlife. I have also learned that all of the departments are essential to the lodge’s success and have a lot of respect for seeing how everyone comes together to deliver the best guest experience possible.

As part of my placement, a large part of my time is spent out in the bush observing and helping in areas that I would be doing here as a guide. For example, I do the set up for the Miss Mara boat safari and then join the guides on the boat trips. During these rides, we often see wildlife from the river so it is a very enjoyable way to spend a morning or afternoon.

During our placement, we have also had the opportunity to guide guests. This has been one of the most interesting and valuable parts of our placement because, at the end of the day, this is what we are here to do.

I can honestly say that no time was wasted when I chose to go to NJ More.

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📷: Career Course Student, Michel Smit

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