If you enjoy the odd adventure and you love the feeling of adrenaline then you need to get into the world of adventurous careers. There’s something for everyone and we picked a few to give you an idea of what you can do one day when you want to break away from that boring office job and do what you’ve been born to do.
Game Spotter – The Explorer
If you’re the kind of adventurer who enjoys explorer and have keen eyesight you should consider a career in game spotting for game parks, or even the Kruger park. You will have the opportunity to learn the land you’re working on like the back of your hand, you will learn drinking and feeding patterns of thousands of animals as you watch them every day while taking tourists out to capture that breath taking moment when a lion downs a gazelle or when a springbuck gives birth to her baby. You will see things many other people won’t see in their live, because life is its own adventure and having the quiet savannah and fields as your home can’t beat any other adventure on earth.
Sky diving instructor – The Sky junkie
Nothing beats the adrenaline rushing of jumping out of an aeroplane at 3,000 meters with only two parachutes to protect you. The thrill of forcing yourself out of the plane door, hurtling towards earth (thank you gravity) and releasing the chute to float back down with a majestic scenery before you is hard to beat. That’s why a sky diving instructor will be the perfect job for you if you enjoy the open skies and the wind rushing through your hair. You’ll be paid to jump out of planes with other people, you’ll most likely do it at least a few dozen times per week and you’ll definitely get your fill of adventure and excitement.
Dakar rally Driver– The Car nut
If you enjoy cars and you’re looking for a thrill you should join the Dakar rally and become an expert racer. Nothing gets the blood pumping like racing through tricky terrains, challenging nature and beating the other competitors. If you don’t qualify a as racer then being a co-driver or navigator for your driver is just a great a opportunity as being the driver. Having a comrade who shares the experience of the adventure with you only makes it more worthwhile.
Ranger – The Animal saviour
If you enjoy the outdoors and you have a sense of adventure then you should become a game ranger. Especially with poachers hunting the animals, the parks, have trained highly skilled rangers to defend their lands and the animals in it. Kruger Park has a massive area to protect and with the rangers patrolling it they are getting the job done. New recruits are always welcome, the more the merrier and it will definitely scare the poachers off when they face a big opposing army of rangers everywhere they turn.
National Geographic cameraman
The national Geographic cameraman never seems to be praised as much as the presenter of the show. They have to crawl, dive, jump, walk and wade through everything the presenter does. They have to jump into the shark invested waters with the loon as well as wade through swamps with boa constrictors, we salute you cameramen! If you have guts and the heart of an adventurer then you’ll jump into this position. You’ll see the world, experience things many others haven’t and you will love every minute of it.
Ruan Smit loves taking on adventurous tasks and wishes he was a game ranger at the Kruger national park.