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Where is Kwapa Training Camp?
Kwapa Training Camp is situated in the southern Okavango Delta in a private concession area on the Kwapa River. This pristine wildlife area offers a massive diversity of habitats and wildlife. S 19°52'46.34" E 23° 7'28.58"
What is the accommodation?
Your tent is a 3x4 meter high wall Meru Style Tent furnished with a comfortable bed, table and LED lighting. The tent has an en-suite bush loo at trails camp and flush loo at main camp. Both camps have bucket showers. There is a large verandah with a stand-basin and a relaxing chair. Accommodation is sharing but single supplement can be paid if you prefer not to share.
What will I do?
On all our courses you will learn the skills of conducting game drives and walking safaris. Boat and mokoro excursions are seasonal due to changing flood levels. You learn the art of tracking, survival skills, navigation, ecology and much, much more.
Who are our students?
Most of our students are people who do not intend to work in the field as a guide. They are curious, active people with a passion for nature and a desire to gain a deeper insight into the fascinating ecology and learn the ancient skills many cultures have long forgotten.
As a woman joining the course, what should I know?
Answers for questions regarding Women in Wilderness can be found here.
What are the criteria for joining a course?
Must be 18 years or older (FGASA courses) 16 or older on the BQA course.
Must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence (FGASA courses)
Must enjoy a reasonable level of fitness (all courses)
FGASA is a CATHSSETA accredited training provider for tourism guiding in South Africa.
What FGASA qualifications can I attain through African Guide Academy (AGA)?
Level 1 Nature Guide
FGASA Advanced Rifle Handling
Apprentice Trails Guide
Who can become a member of FGASA?
Anyone can become a FGASA member – for adult membership you need to be over the age of 18.
Why attend an AGA FGASA course?
- Improve your knowledge of wildlife, conservation and culture
- Gain a recognised guiding qualification for South Africa
- Attain a specialist guiding qualification
How do I become a member of FGASA?
- To be done BEFORE attending an AGA FGASA course
- You can register online as a new member on the FGASA website: making sure to follow all the required steps for registration
Look for it under the MEMBERSHIP “dropdown box”. Make sure you use the correct form depending on where you are from: either a South African, from Sub-Saharan Africa or an International learner from another country.
On successful completion of the application and payment of relevant fees you will receive:
- The Level 1 learner support manual pack, workbook and assessment sheets
The nature guide learning manual
The guiding skills manual
A guiding log book
How do I make a payment to FGASA?
- Fees can be paid direct into the FGASA bank account
-> More Information on the FGASA Website.