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This 7 day course allows for complete immersion in the African wilderness. Ideal for those who are looking to maximise their time on foot out in the wilds of the Okavango"

Back to basics...

A slightly softer version of the true primitive trails, this course is ideal for trails guides wishing to log a significant number of hours in a short period of time, or for those who just wish to disconnect from their frantic lives and reconnect to the wilderness. 

A mixture of wild camping and sleeping beneath the stars in a minimalistic wilderness camp. There are no vehicles, no wifi, no cellphone signal and no sign of the hand of man - a truly authentic wilderness experience.

The course can be done as a stand-alone experience or bolted on to the end of our Trails Guide Course to bolster your walking hours and bring you closer to your qualification as a "back-up trails guide" (BQA) or "apprentice trails guide" (FGASA).

However you do it, you will never be sorry that you did!




  • 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 and trailing animals.

  • Wilderness walks and sleep-outs.

  • Tracking and trailing of wildlife.

  • Encountering and approaching of potentially dangerous animals on foot. 

  • Stargazing and astronomy

  • Informal discussions on ecology, animal behaviour, ethnobotany and much, much more.


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 Wilderness Trails Course.


  • Basic accommodation

  • All meals 

  • 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?

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