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Botswana Guides Course

The Botswana Guides Course is a theory based course with a strong emphasis not only on the practical skills of guiding but also the full syllabus used by southern African guides to qualify for the theory exam. The focus of the course is taking the classroom to the wilderness. While there are informative lectures the majority of the training happens out in nature on boat, mokoro (dug-out canoe), on foot or in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The course is modular so you may join the course for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks. Many choose to do the full 28 days over a period of 2-4 years due to leave constraints.

No prior experience is required. Course Length: 14 or 28 Days

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Walking and Weapons Course

Training to become a Trails Guide is physically demanding. Every day you will be doing muscle memory drills to learn perfect shooting co-ordination and muscle fatigue is common-place. We spend much of our time on foot and some of the walks are long and extend into the heat of the day and often through floodplains that are waist-deep.

The physical discomfort aside, this course offers a student an opportunity to experience Africa as few people ever will. The course requires complete commitment from the participants.

The four week course is structured so that students can book for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks and each student will get full exposure to the content of the course.

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Private Training Courses

Okavango Guiding School also offers private safari guide training courses for individuals who would like a more personal training experience or groups who want to focus on specific aspects of training such as walking guiding, weapons training, bird guiding etc.

We also provide focussed environmental and ecology training for universities, school groups and other learning and training bodies.

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