Okavango Guiding School lies in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa.
The Okavango Delta has been declared a World Heritage site because of its pristine ecosystems, its scenic beauty, and abundance of wildlife. It is one of the most scenically spectacular wildlife areas anywhere in the world.
The Okavango Guiding school is owned and operated by the Reed family. The famous Grant and Brent Reed who starred in “Safari Brothers” which aired internationally on National Geographic Wild.
The Okavango Guiding school is the first private guide training school registered in Botswana to provide training for guides on both the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and the Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) platforms.
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Then why not enroll for one of our 3 incredible courses:
Why Choose Okavango Guiding School?
Our courses are very hands on and our students learn from day to day experiences that the wilderness has to offer.
Our training courses allow students, not only to learn the skills of conducting a game-drive, but also how to drive a motor boat and pole a mokoro (dug-out canoe) on the waterways of the Okavango. When the water levels are high we are able to make our River Runner into an riparian classroom, studying the unique aquatic world of the Okavango Delta and learning about the local birds. At the end of the day we find a suitable island to camp on, and, hopefully, catch some fresh bream for dinner.
The Okavango Guiding School Trainers.
Our trainers not only help you to identify the species but also to interpret behaviour and understand the complex and fascinating interactions between the species and their environment. Okavango Guiding School has a team of safari guide trainers that are unsurpassed in their qualifications and experience.
Learning Material at Okavango Guiding School
Okavango Guiding School has developed the most comprehensive guide training manual the industry has ever seen.
Our policy is that of making the learning materials available to students and allowing them to become familiar with the material before coming on a course. Our “Getting a head-start” page allows students to become familiar with the common animals, birds and plants before arriving. This allows the student attending the guide training course to spend more time in the field and less time listening to lectures. There is little point coming to Africa’s finest wilderness to spend time in a classroom listening to lectures on topics you could read through in the comfort of your home. With our approach we can take the classroom to the bush and everything we find out there becomes a living example of what you have read in the manual.