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TRAILS GUIDE COURSE
The Trails Guide Course is held at our Kwapa Training Camp on the Kwapa River in the southern Okavango Delta. Training to become a Trails Guide is more physically demanding than other courses.
Why do a Trails Guide Course...?
There is no better way to experience the African bush than to be immersed in the wilderness on foot. The intricacies of nature are often missed when you are driving around on a vehicle. There is something truly special about practicing the ancient skills of tracking and walking among Africa's big game.
You will learn how to approach potentially dangerous game on foot using the wind and cover to disguise your presence. Every nuance of behaviour becomes important and you will learn to read the wildlife in a way that is not possible driving around in a vehicle.
Training to become a Trails Guide is more physically demanding than typical nature guide courses. Every day you will be doing muscle memory drills to learn and perfect shooting co-ordination as well as walking good distances through the bush. Muscle fatigue is part of the experience.
14 or 28 days
no prior experience is required.
There is no minimum group size. Maximum group size is 8 exclusive of one sponsored local student.
Maun Airport or self-drive to Maun
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
Personal effects, including toiletries
Drinks other than those mentioned above can be purchased in Maun before leaving for Kwapa Camp
FGASA/ BQA registration and exam fees
For enrichment purposes and the BQA qualification, no prior experience is required for this course. However, for the FGASA qualification, students must have successfully completed the Field Guide NQF2 qualification.
For every four-week course we conduct, we sponsor one local guide
To preserve our unique habitat for future generations, we give something back to local communities by sponsoring one deserving local guide for every four-week course we run for international students. Last year we donated more than USD 50 000 in training to local communities who are ultimately the custodians of one of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas.