Meet our Staff – Part 2: Pioneer

Growing up in the wilderness of Zimbabwe, Pioneer had the earliest possible exposure to wildlife and bush-craft. It seems he too, was destined for a career in nature. After graduating high school, Pines began work in the hospitality industry and gained experience in various lodge-related duties.

Seeking an opportunity to enter the guiding realm, Pioneer relocated to Limpopo Province in SA and took up a position on a private game reserve, gaining further experience in all aspects of wildlife management and maintenance. As part of his internship, Pines was able to attend various guiding courses and soon qualified with FGASA Level 1 and the associated National Qualification in SA.

Pioneer continued to gain experience, guiding in various locations throughout Limpopo and Mpumalanga and ...

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Meet our Staff – Part 1: Tiziano

Born into a family of Safari Guides, Tiz was raised and educated on the plains of Kenya. This being his earliest exposure, it seems he was destined to live out a career in the African bush.

Tiz gained his earliest experience in the family business, before migrating south in search of new opportunities. After swiftly completing his FGASA qualifications and SA National Qualification, Tiz entered the SA guiding circut, picking up experience in the Waterberg, Greater Kruger NP Lowveld, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mpumalanga. Working various Big 5 areas coupled with his East African experience, made Tiz the ideal candidate for an internship at LFGA.

Tiz joined us in 2012 as a Field Guide and was immediately entered into the trainer internship program...

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LFGA making the most of new location

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy have moved! After using a number of excellent locations throughout Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng over the past 14 years, LFGA have established home base on the Mongena Game Reserve, located within the greater Dinokeng Game Reserve. Situated on the border of Limpopo and Gauteng provinces, Mongena boasts a wealth of biodiversity, due largely to the fact that it falls within a number of transitional zones. Not only is Mongena transitional between the arid western half of the country and its moister eastern counterpart; it also falls just within the Savanna biome, with remnants of Grassland close by.

Those factors, coupled with the combination of Big 5, Malaria Free and being a mere 90 minutes from OR Tambo international airport, make Mongena and LFGA the ideal...

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10 Reasons to join a course in winter at LFGA

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