// GUIDE COURSES

Mokoro & Motor Boating

Navigation & Tracking

Wilderness Sleep Outs

Game Walks

Theory Lectures

Game Drive Skills

Stargazing

NATURE GUIDE COURSE

This nature guide course is a wonderful mix of gaining a deep theoretical insight to the ecology of this fascinating wilderness and learning the skills of guiding on foot, boat, mokoro, or in a 4WD vehicle. The course is modular, enabling you to join the course for two or four weeks, but many choose to do the full four weeks over time due to leave constraints.

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime expericence...

...awaits you in the unforgettable Okavango wilderness when you become a FGASA or BQA-registered field guide (FGASA Level 1/ BQA Level 2) through our value-for-money nature guiding courses.

Imagine approaching Big Five game on foot and observing them at close quarters. Tracking buffalo herds from island to island. Motorboating or canoe-paddling through wild delta channels. Navigating deep water crossings and heavy sand by 4×4. Swapping campfire stories under the African stars.

We do all this and more on our FGASA or BQA field guide training (FGASA Level 1/ BQA Level 2) that caters not just for experienced and aspiring nature/safari/field guides, but also ‘adventure tourists’ seeking a unique, life-changing bush experience in a remote African wilderness that’s teeming with wildlife.

 

Students

  • 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

  • Aspiring guides

  • Experienced guides wishing to further enrich their knowledge and skills

  • Important: also as an enrichment student you have to complete a minimum of exams and game drives. This is not a cheap safari, it is a guide school.

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

  • Mokoro (dug-out canoe) expeditions (seasonal)

  • Wilderness walks and sleep-outs

  • Motor boating excursions (seasonal)

  • 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