Overview

Experience an unforgettable educational adventure in the midst of Botswana’s breathtaking Okavango Delta and become a certified FGASA or BQA Field Guide within four weeks. 

Details

Due to its stunning wildlife and different ecosystems the biggest inland delta in world, the Okavango Delta, happens to be the perfect place for your basic ranger training. As a Field Guide student you’ll broaden your knowledge during theoretical and practical units, acquiring essential basics in ecology, geology, zoology, climate and weather as well as important skills in bush navigation, tracking, rifle handling and guiding methods (by foot, by boat, in the mokoro and of course in an all-terrain vehicle). Instructed by experienced and highly skilled guides you will become familiar with the secrets of Southern Africa’s flora and fauna during theoretical lessons and daily game walks and game drives. The course is modular – this means you can join for two or four weeks; at a time or in parts.

Participants who joined the course for personal enrichment will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. Those who would like to improve their skills on a professional level can gain three official qualifications as part of a final exam.

Take part in an incomparable outdoor adventure, gain precious nature knowledge and important field guide skills and immerse yourself into the unspoiled nature of the fascinating Okavango Delta! 

Accommodation

You and the other course student will live in Kwapa training camp, located in the Southern Okavango Delta near Kwapa River. You will sleep in high wall wilderness style stent providing a bed, a bed table and a LED-light. The tents are connected to an ensuite “wilderness” bathroom with a typical “bush toilet” and a bucket shower. On the little verandah you can find a stand-basin and a relaxing chair. You will be served three daily meals, and also receive coffee and tea throughout the day. The tap water has drinking water quality and you can purchase additional drinks in the camp.

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About us

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

Dates

Module I (+II): 01.03.2019, 04.05.2019, 19.07.2019, 27.09.2019

Module II: 15.03.2019, 24.05.2019, 02.08.2019, 11.10.2019

2020: 28.02., 13.03., 08.05., 22.05., 17.07., 31.07., 25.09., 09.10.

Services

  • 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
  • Certificate

Fees

  • 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.

Find out more and apply here