Game Drive Skills

Game Walks

Theory Lectures

Wilderness Sleep Out


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

Prepare for an a real African adventure!

Our wilderness survival skills course is NOT your typical genteel African safari with round-the-clock pampering and gin-and-tonics at sunset.It’s for active bush enthusiasts who know exactly what they want—the rolled-up-sleeves kind of guy or gal who wants to be in the thick of the action, and who’s willing to forgo the trappings of comfort to achieve it on their terms!



  • People looking to reconnect with themselves, who are searching for a back-to-basics bush skills experience that will help them recharge, renew, and reboot

  • Seasoned safari goers who now seek a deeper, more holistic, African wilderness experience

  • School- and/or university-leavers who are looking for a life-changing gap-year experience

  • People with a spirit of adventure who are looking beyond a typical back-packing experience

  • Survivalists wanting to gain the skills required to thrive in the wilderness.

  • Guides wishing to learn many of the practical aspects that are often only discussed in theory.

Learn & Experience

  • Practical, hands-on experience of navigation in the African wilderness, bush survival skills, the ancient art of tracking, weapons handling, bird and mammal identification and so much more

  • Wilderness walks and sleep-outs

  • 4×4 vehicle game drives

  • Game walk safaris

  • Stargazing and astronomy

  • Theory lectures and presentations from qualified and knowledgeable trainers on diverse topics ranging from local geology, ecology, and hydrology, to astronomy and weather/climate


There is only one Okavango Delta.  In contrast to larger, more corporate guiding schools which operate in typical savannah habitat generic to Southern and East Africa, we’re a small, intimate family-run business operating in a unique, spectacular location that’s a world heritage site.


Course length: 7 nights

Qualifications: no prior experience is required.

There is no minimum group size. Maximum group size is 8. Due to the fact that this is not a formal qualification, there is no sponsored student on the Bush Skills Course


  • Tented accommodation

  • All meals at Kwapa Camp

  • Drinking water, tea and coffee

  • All training and activities

  • One scheduled transfer from Maun to Kwapa Camp and return


  • Unscheduled transfers to/from Kwapa Camp

  • Travel Insurance

  • All flights

  • Personal effects, including toiletries

  • Staff gratuities

  • Drinks other than those mentioned above can be purchased in Maun before leaving for Kwapa Camp

  • FGASA/ BQA registration and exam fees

Letaka Safari

How about a gentle end to your course, with a fully catered mobile safari or river safari

Luxury Lodges

Would you like to package your training course with some of Botswana’s luxury lodges?