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Welcome To Your Classroom… in the Majestic African Wilderness

Don’t you wish you could break free from the dull routine of city life and experience one of Africa’s last unspoilt wilderness areas in Botswana, Africa?

No obstacle will stand in your way once you’ve gained the skills, self-confidence and courage that come with our bush skills, nature guiding and trail guiding course in the majestic Okavango Delta wilderness!

Imagine approaching the majestic Big 5 on foot or 4×4 vehicle and observing them at close quarters in their natural habitat. Imagine tracking buffalo herds from island to island. Imagine motorboating or Canoe-paddling through the wild Okavango Delta channels. Imagine navigating deep water crossings and heavy sand by 4×4 and swapping campfire stories under the magnificent african stars. Well… you don’t need to imagine anymore. At okavango Guiding school we do it all and more…

Okavango guiding school is a small, intimate family-run business operating in a unique, spectacular location that’s a world heritage site – the okavango Delta in Botswana. One of the largest undisturbed ecosystems left on earth, our Kwapa Camp is situated in a pristine wilderness that stretches unfenced from northern Botswana into southern Angola and Zambia.

Our school caters for anyone deeply curious about nature eager to embark on a life-changing journey of self-discovery as they gain a deeper understanding of themselves, through their interactions with nature in a pristine African wilderness setting.

Choose From Our 3 Incredible Nature Guiding Courses

Bush Skills Training Course

ShootingShell Kwap 10762-7880

This basic 7-day course provides the student with overall bush experience and students leave accomplishing a basic understanding of each module.

Nature Guiding Training Course

Students Water Crossing-7880

This detailed 28-day course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of the African Wilderness. This course is longer as students need to grasp each aspect of the module.

Trail Guiding Course

Walking and weapons skills-w1000-h1000

This detailed 28-day course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of walking on foot through the African Wilderness. Covering dangerous scenarios that they might encounter.

Testimonial

“It was outstanding it was beyond my imagination I had some images of what it was going to be like but it just over classed on many levels. I must say the chasing the lion in the evening was good and I think the climax which is not an exciting climax but just the openness of the fields here are just amazing kilometers of sight. You can have so things but in terms of how this has been set up and the level of pragmatism and flexibility throughout the day just tops. It’s far beyond how I’ve ever been on any holiday.”
Berry, Holland.

The Okavango Delta… the Ultimate paradise on earth

Formed where the Okavango River reaches a tectonic trough in the Kalahari basin, the Okavango Delta is a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over 10 563 square miles. Trapped in the arid Kalahari sands, it’s a magnet for the teeming wildlife that depends on its life-nourishing waters. Rising in the highlands of central Angola, the Okavango River flows about 1 600 km southeast across the Caprivi Strip to form the Okavango basin in the Kalahari. Described as “the river which never finds the sea”, the river disappears into a maze of lagoons, channels, and islands to form its signature fan shape in north-western Botswana. Its scale and sheer magnificence helped the Okavango Delta secure a listing as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, which were officially declared on February 11 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania and on June 22 2014, the world’s largest inland delta was officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

And, to keep our unique habitat preserved for future generations, for every course we run for international students we give something back to local communities by sponsoring deserving local guides. Last year we donated more than R500,000 in training to local communities who are ultimately the custodians of one of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas.

The school caters for anyone deeply curious about nature eager to embark on a life-changing journey of self-discovery as they gain a deeper understanding of themselves, through their interactions with nature in a pristine African wilderness setting. Our courses are designed for the active thrill-seekers who know exactly what they want—the rolled-up-sleeves kind of guy or gal who can’t wait for the next adrenalin surge, and who’s willing to forgo the trappings of comfort to achieve it on their terms!

Bush Skills Training Course

ShootingShell Kwap 10762-7880

This basic 7-day course provides the student with overall bush experience and students leave accomplishing a basic understanding of each module.

Nature Guiding Training Course

Students Water Crossing-7880

This detailed 28-day course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of the African Wilderness. This course is longer as students need to grasp each aspect of the module.

Trail Guiding Course

Walking and weapons skills-w1000-h1000

This detailed 28-day course provides the student with an in-depth knowledge of walking on foot through the African Wilderness. Covering dangerous scenarios that they might encounter.

As part of our social responsibility program, Okavango Guiding School sponsors one citizen trainee to join every course we conduct (that has four or more students). This highly successful initiative benefits not only the candidate being sponsored, but also our international trainees who gain an in-depth insight into local Batswana culture. Holistic guiding goes beyond the African wildlife experience and in this context, understanding the local culture enriches the training experience and adds another dimension to it.