Guides training courses for tourists
One of the best safari experiences you can have
Safari Lifestyles has teamed up the boys at the Okavango Guiding School to present you with an incredible opportunity to increase your knowledge of the bush and “bushcraft” with their Guiding School…. Do not be put off by any aspect of tourism here, this is the real deal and you will be attending a course which may have people just like you – like minded, passionate, wildlife people, training right alongside people hoping to become professional guides in the safari industry.
Your trainers will be some of the most qualified guides and guide trainers in Africa boasting degrees in wildlife, the full range of FGASA qualifications and tens-of-thousands of hours experience.
Courses last form 7 to 28 days and you will live, work and breathe in the Botswana wilderness.
This is not a classroom training course. Your training will be right in the thick of the bush… right in the center of the Okavango Delta at the Kwapa Training Camp. The learning experience is influenced by the natural beauty of the area and the habitat’s diversity. Kwapa has a combination of river channel’s, floodplains, lagoons as well as riparian woodland, savannah, mopane scrub, mopane woodland and grasslands.
The safari guide training camp on the Kwapa River is situated in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. The Okavango is one of the most scenically spectacular wildlife areas anywhere in the world. The myriad of crystal clear channels and wildlife rich islands is a habitat unlike any other.
Possibly the most amazing thing about the area is the fact that it is part of a wilderness that stretches unfenced for hundreds of thousands of square kilometres through Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, southern Angola and southern Zambia.
Is this for you?… are you just an interested tourist?
Absolutely YES…! Some students choose to do the courses purely for enrichment and do not write any of the qualification exams. If you are someone like this then you are not going to get closer to pure knowledge than theses trips.
All the courses are presented in the tabs below, which also give you the start dates and costs. The big thing to remember here is that you will find it difficult to find any Lodge or Mobile Tented Safari at such a low price per night…. especially with the experiences given on these Okavango Guiding Courses. Considering this, these courses really are a bargain.