These bright, young, and immeasurably passionate lovers of nature and wildlife have officially begun their FGASA Nature Site Guide NQF2 training under the expert guidance of FGASA Assessor and Field Guide Trainer, Henry Parsons.

We are thrilled to see the expansion of our presence throughout Africa, as we extend our commitment to guiding excellence and professionalism to individuals passionate about creating transformative guided experiences in nature. This initiative is an integral component of Akagera National Park’s Community Development, an endeavor aligned with the African Parks management mandate. This strategic initiative aims to enhance skills and create opportunities for those residing on the park’s periphery. Since African Parks assumed management of Akagera, there has been a steadily increasing number of tourists eager to immerse themselves in Africa’s iconic wildlife. Consequently, there is a heightened demand for ethical and professional guides to facilitate meaningful experiences within one of the continent’s pivotal natural landscapes.

We are extremely excited to see how this group continues to develop through their NQF2 course and into their future careers as FGASA guides. From all of us at FGASA, we wish each of you the absolute best!

FGASA Assessor and Mentor, Henry Parsons, with the new intake of Akagera Community Guide students in Rwanda.

Akagera Community Guide students studying their FGASA learning materials, facilitated by Henry Parsons.

Akagera Community Guide students celebrate the start of their FGASA guiding career journeys.