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Discover the breathtaking wilderness of Botswana’s world-famous Okavango Delta by foot, enjoy a high-quality training as a FGASA or BQA certified Trails Guide and experience an incomparable outdoor adventure!
As a student in this course you will to explore the African bush using all of your senses and be part of a high-quality training as a FGASA or BQA certified Trails Guide within four weeks. Together with your international student team, an experienced guide and equipped with rifle and binoculars you go on daily bush excursions giving you the chance to explore the gigantic ecosystem’s animal and plant life in an incomparable way. Hands-on training involves tracking, navigation and survival training, mokoro and motorboat rides, sleep-outs in the bush and stargazing. Theoretical units like lectures and presentations about topics like ecology, zoology and meteorology are part of the course as well. Furthermore, a skilled Trails Guide must be able to lead safari tourists safely through the African bush – that’s why you also learn how to handle a rifle properly. The course is modular which enables you to join the course for two or four weeks – at a time or in parts.
A certificate of attendance will be given to students who take part in the course for personal enrichment. Students who aim at improving their skills on a professional level can gain three official qualifications as part of a final exam at the end of the course.
A spectacular educational experience in the magnificent Okavango Delta is waiting for you!
Kwapa training camp, located in Southern Okavango Delta, will be your home during your time in the course. You will sleep in a spacious wilderness style stent which provides a bed, a night table and LED-light. Moreover, the tent is connected to an ensuite-bathroom with a bucket shower and a typical “bush toilet”. On the veranda there is a pedestal sink and sitting accommodations. Besides the daily meals you will be offered tea and coffee throughout the day. The camp’s tap water has drinking water quality. You can purchase more drinks, if needed.
NATUCATE is a German agency, specialized in voluntary work, field guide training, nature-oriented educational courses and internships with a focus on nature and species conservation as well as animal protection. Moreover, we create and organize individual sabbaticals; commitment for nature conservation and personal development being in the centre. Sustainable and responsible traveling, so-called ecotourism, as well as nature and adventure travel are further areas of expertise.
Our projects, courses and tours, fulfilling high sustainability standards, enable people – from graduates to best agers – to make an active contribution to protecting and conserving endangered species and ecosystems and, at the same time, to broaden their personal horizon.
Dates, Services, Cost
Module I (+II): 01.11.2019
Module II: 15.11.2019
2020: 03.04., 17.04., 12.06., 26.06., 21.08., 04.09., 30.10., 13.11.
- Placement in the course
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Assistance with selecting travel insurance
- Assistance with booking flights
- Pre-departure information pack
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Accommodation in tents during the course
- All meals during the course
- Drinking water, tea, coffee
- Training manual
- Classroom hours
- Game walks
- Game drives
- English speaking support by long-term experienced staff
- 24/7 support throughout the course
- 15 days: 3.200 EUR
- 28 days: 6.125 EUR
The price stated in euros are approximate values. Due to sharp fluctuations in the exchange rate of the US dollar, all prices will be calculated at the time of enquiry.