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TRACK AND SIGN COURSE

This 7 day course takes the students through the basics of identifying, interpreting and following tracks in the African wilderness.

Learn the skills of our ancestors

For millions of years, we have used track and sign for survival. On this course, we spend most of our time on foot in the wilderness and are completely immersed while we practice the ancient art of tracking and trailing.

The tracking component teaches how to identify what animal left the sign and interpret the age, sex, direction of travel and much more. The trailing component teaches us the skill of following these animals through the wilderness, using the various signs that are left behind as well as other auditory clues.

Through studying the signs of these animals and following their movements, we are able to gain a deep insight into their ecology and everyday lives. 

Come and learn these ancient skills with us in one of Africa's most iconic wilderness areas. What are you waiting for?

 

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

  • 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

WHY JOIN OUR GUIDE TRAINING COURSE?

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.

General

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

Inclusive

  • 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

exclusive

  • 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?