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Please feel free to explore our page and learn a little more about us, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have ANY questions about the superb Educational Products we offer.

Nature Guide Training is a South Africa based Field Guide Training and Study Abroad educational provider.

We offer many different, high quality courses in many different countries. We currently work in various capacities in the following countries:

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Ethiopia
  • Rwanda
  • United States of America
  • India

Many of our programs are wildlife and Nature Guiding orientated, mainly based upon the excellent Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) standards. We have trained and assessed for FGASA since 2001.

Other courses which we offer include Credit Programs with various American Universities and High Schools, focussing on many different and varied subjects from Wildlife Ecology to Political Science, from Cultural History through to the Culinary Arts, and from Sustainable Water Management through to Mammalian Form and Function.

Tracking programs based upon the world leading CyberTracker Evaluation system are also offered in many countries across the globe. We are qualified to test your skills, based on this wonderful standard, and do so in many of our programs.

Nature Guide Training also offer an array of Edu-Tourism products, and lead Intrepid traveller groups into fascinating places across the world where we will teach you about the local ecology, culture and wildlife. Cultural safaris are also offered by our sister company, Tau Anthropological Safaris. More information can be obtained about this fascinating tour company by following the links from this website.

Our small team of instructors are amongst the highest qualified on the FGASA and CyberTracker systems, and we boast the highest qualified male FGASA guide in Southern Africa and the highest qualified female tracker in the world today!

What It Is All About

Please take 3 minutes out of your day to watch our short video clip, which will highlight a few of the activities we experienced on one of our courses during July of 2015. This was a group from two high schools in New Hampshire, USA, who joined us for an African Educational Experience beyond their wildest dreams!

FREE 266 page training manual

This is the original manual used by Nature Guide Training, and is NOT the official FGASA Manual, although back then it was endorsed as our training material. Many abstract pieces of information were researched for this manual, and at the time it was being used (up until 2005) it was very well received by field guides on our courses.

Please note: We are aware that there are some spelling errors, and there are some ‘facts’ which have subsequently been disproven, but generally we feel that this manual is a wealth of information for the bush lover, and should be used as such. Lee Gutteridge and Nature Guide Training do not take responsibility for any inaccuracies you may find, or ideas found in the manual which you may try, but we simply hope you will enjoy this gift!

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Some of our many students over the last 15 years

Your Instructors and Guides

Lee Gutteridge
Owner, Trainer, Tracker and Wildlife Author
Kersey Lawrence
Consultant and Tracker
F.W. De Klerk
Assistant FGASA Trainer
Jens Reissig
Reptile and First Aid Specialist
Brenden Pienaar
FGASA Trails Guide Trainer
Dr Timothy Forssman
Guest Teacher, Archaeologist and Author
Derek Solomon
Guest Teacher, Animal Behaviouralist and Author
Wayne Te Brake
Wilderness Guide