Welcome To Your Classroom… Where Nature Meets Education
Feel Africa’s pulse on our ‘learn from experience’ Courses in the Okavango Delta, as we affordably bring the classroom to the wilderness for you in Africa’s last true Eden
“What we learn from pleasure we never forget.” Charles Alfred Mercier (1816-1894), American poet and novelist.
A unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you in the unforgettable Okavango Delta wilderness when you become a FGASA or BQA – registered Field Guide through our value-for-money courses.
Imagine approaching Big Five game on foot and observing them at close quarters. Tracking buffalo herds from island to island. Motor-boating or canoe-paddling through wild delta channels. Navigating deep water crossings and heavy sand by 4×4 and swapping campfire stories under the African stars.
We do all this and more on our FGASA or BQA field guide training 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.
Who We Are
The first private guide training school registered in Botswana to provide both Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and Botswana Qualification Authority (BQA) – certified guide training. Our courses cater for anyone who’s deeply curious about nature and seeking a deeper primal understanding of our natural world, through their interactions with nature in a pristine African setting.
Prepare For An Adrenaline Rush!
If you’re the type of personality with a need to get in touch with nature, we have an adventure experience designed with just you in mind! But be warned: it has none of that round-the-clock pampering associated with a typical African safari! It’s more for active nature-lovers who know exactly what they want – the rolled-up-sleeves kind of adventurer who is willing to forgo the trappings of comfort for a high-adrenaline African adventure.
Who Are Our Typical 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
Why Join Our Guide Training Course?
There is only one Okavango Delta. It’s rare to find a true wilderness… and the Okavango may soon be one of the last of its kind.
In contrast to larger, more corporate guiding schools which operate in typical savannah habitat generic to Southern and East Africa, we use a small, intimate family-run business who have been in the industry for many decades. These guys know the bush like the back of their hands and operate in a unique and spectacular World Heritage Site filled with contrast and excitement.
One of the largest undisturbed ecosystems left on Earth, our Kwapa Camp is situated in a pristine wilderness that stretches unfenced from northern Botswana into southern Angola and Zambia.
“It was outstanding it was beyond my imagination I had some images of what it was going to be like but it just over classed on many levels. I must say that chasing the lion in the evening was good and I think the climax, which is not an exciting climax was just the openness of the fields here are just amazing kilometres of sight. In terms of how this has been set up and the level of pragmatism and flexibility throughout the day just tops. It’s by far beyond how I’ve ever been on any holiday”.
Complete A Nature-Guiding Course* In Just 28 Days!
Our pre-course preparation allows our students to do a full FGASA Level 1 course in just 28 days! And for students seeking to do the course for personal enrichment rather than pursuing a formal guiding qualification, they’ll receive a Guiding School Achievement Certificate.
Full FGASA Level 1
Incredible Value For Money
Our clients are often taken by surprise when they realise just how incredibly affordable our Nature Guiding courses are. In fact, there is no comparative experience in any private concession area in the Okavango Delta that can be accessed for under $1,000 pp/d whereas we charge less than a quarter of that.
However, far from being a cheap substitute for an expensive safari, as a learning experience, you’ll have to work hard and stretch yourself to earn your stripes!
For Every Four-Week Course We Conduct, We Sponsor One Local Guide
To preserve the Okavango’s unique habitat for future generations, our partners give something back to local communities by sponsoring one deserving local guide for every four-week course run for international students. Last year they donated more than R500 000 in training to local communities who are ultimately the custodians of one of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas.
Our Value. Delivered:
- Through our pre-course study programme, we offer the FGASA Nature Guide course in just 28 days!
- We’re situated in a World Heritage Site filled with birdlife and Big 5 game
- Our trainers are some of the most qualified guides in the industry
- We offer both FGASA and BQA qualifications
- We sponsor one local guide for every four-week course we conduct
“What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.” Confucius (551 BC – 478 BC), Chinese philosopher
Private Training Courses
Sasiani also offers private safari guide training courses for individuals who would like a more personal training experience or groups who want to focus on specific aspects of training such as walking guiding, weapons training, bird guiding etc.