Lowveld Trails Co.

Lowveld Trails Co.

Training Provider Lowveld Trails Co.

Lowveld Trails Co. is a South African guiding company that specializes in offering walking safaris and trails guide training in the Greater Kruger National Park area. They focus on creating authentic, immersive experiences by taking small groups on guided walks through the African bush, allowing participants to connect with nature and observe wildlife up close.

Trails Guide Training: Lowveld Trails Co. offers trails guide training courses that adhere to the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) standards. Their courses aim to train and prepare participants for the FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide qualifications. The training will prepare candidates to walk as back-up on trail.

By completing a trails guide training course with Lowveld Trails Co., participants can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become competent and confident walking safari guides.

  • Some key components of their trails guide training courses include:
  • Approaching dangerous game on foot: Students learn techniques and best practices for safely approaching and observing potentially dangerous wildlife, such as elephants, lions, and buffalo, while on foot.
  • Navigation and orientation: Participants learn how to navigate through the bush using a map, compass, and natural navigation techniques.
  • Rifle handling and safety: As a trails guide, knowledge of firearm handling and safety is crucial. Students are trained in rifle handling, including carrying, loading, and shooting.
  • Bushcraft and survival skills: Participants learn essential survival skills such as building a fire, finding water, and setting up a temporary shelter.
  • Ecology and animal behavior: Students gain a deeper understanding of the bush ecosystem, as well as animal behavior and tracking techniques.
  • Legal requirements and guiding ethics: The training covers the legal and ethical aspects of guiding, ensuring that participants adhere to the best practices and regulations.

Why to join Lowveld Trails Co.?

  • There are several compelling reasons to join Lowveld Trails Co.:
    1. Unique Wilderness Experience: Lowveld Trails Co. offers a truly immersive and unique wilderness experience. You have the opportunity to explore and discover the natural beauty of the Lowveld region in a way that is intimate and authentic.
    2. Expert Guided Walks: The trails are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides who are passionate about the environment and wildlife. They provide valuable insights into the flora, fauna, and ecosystems of the area, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the surroundings.
    3. Serene and Peaceful Setting: Lowveld Trails Co. offers a tranquil and serene environment, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It provides an opportunity to disconnect from technology, immerse yourself in nature, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.
    4. Sustainable and Responsible Tourism: Lowveld Trails Co. is committed to practicing sustainable and responsible tourism. They prioritize the conservation of the natural environment, support local communities, and promote eco-friendly practices. By joining their trails, you become part of their conservation efforts.
    5. Educational and Informative: The guided walks not only offer a recreational experience but also provide educational and informative aspects. You can learn about the local flora, fauna, tracking skills, and survival techniques, expanding your knowledge and understanding of the natural world.
    Overall, joining Lowveld Trails Co. offers a unique and enriching experience in the heart of nature, where you can learn, explore, and appreciate the wonders of the wilderness while contributing to sustainable tourism practices.

Find Your Perfect Journey

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Kalahari Primative Trail Southern Africa

This journey, led by some of the most professional Wilderness Trails Guides, takes you on navigational trails through the distinct wilderness of the Kalahari. Under the magnificent wide-open skies, you and your group will spend the night on sleep-outs (no tent) as you take turns to keep watch in the silence of the dark. During the day, you carry all your essentials in your backpack and spend the days self-sufficiently in the wild.

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Ecosavvy South Africa

In this 14-day Ecosavvy course, you will gain a good understanding and usefull skills in trails guiding, tracking skills and leadership. It is based on practical, experiential learning. You will improve your ability to read your immediate surroundings and deepen your connection to nature. In addition to focusing on identifying and interpreting the tracks and signs left by the incredible diversity of South African wildlife, you will become more at home in nature and focus on different life skills needed to lead a group of people on a journey of risk and opportunity.