Mother Nature's your host, let us be your guides - Welcome to Talon

"Intimate wildlife experiences and specialist safaris"


In addition to guiding Talon Safari’s provides in-house courses and works in conjunction with some of Southern Africa’s leading training providers to offer and provide field guide and ranger training where required.

The team of specialist guides and trainers of Talon Safari’s have been involved in the field guiding industry at the highest level for over 80 years collectively as head rangers, general managers and trainers. 40 years of that with specialised ranger training and education.

The training is done on two levels, the initial training is based upon the application of a solid grounding in the basics of guiding and the general knowledge required to conduct a guided experience for guests in a game reserve environment. This is then followed by the introduction and implementation of very specific guiding techniques that need to become second nature to a top level guide.

Phase 2 Training is also provided for existing guides, requiring mentorship or direction on their paths to becoming professional guides, in a life long career, in what is arguably one of the most envied jobs in Africa!

Talon Safaris also offers FGASA Assessments for guides and trainee guides across the country in the following FGASA levels:

FGASA Level 1 Practical Assessments

FGASA Level 2 Practical Assessments

FGASA Level 3 Practical Assessments

FGASA Back-Up Trails guide and Trails Guide/ VPDA Practical Assessments

FGASA Basic Rifle Handling (BRH) and Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH) Practical Assessments

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