Bush Skills & Survival Training Courses

No obstacle will stand in your way once you’ve gained the skills, self-confidence and courage that come with our Bush Skills & Survival Training Course in the majestic Okavango Delta wilderness!

Imagine approaching Big 5 wildlife in their natural habitat.  Tracking buffalo herds from island to island, canoe-paddling through the wild Okavango Delta and swapping campfire stories under the African stars.  We do all this and more in our unique African wilderness Bush Skills Training Course.

What will you learn and experience?

Our diverse activities will expose you to all facets of wilderness guiding:

Practical, hands-on experience of navigation in the African wilderness, bush skills, the ancient art of tracking, bird and mammal identification and so much more

Mokoro (dug-out canoe) expeditions (seasonal)

Wilderness walks and sleep-outs

Motor boating excursions (seasonal)

4×4 vehicle wildlife drives

Wildlife walking 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 use a small, intimate family-run business operating in a unique, spectacular location that’s a world heritage site.

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.

To keep this unique habitat preserved for future generations, for every course run for an international students our supplier gives something back to local communities by sponsoring deserving local guides.  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.


7 days | 6 nights

Accommodation is on a shared basis with the option of 15% surcharge for single occupations.

No prior experienced required

The course runs to a maximum number of 8 students


25% deposit to confirm booking. Balance due eight weeks prior to departure.  Payment can be made by bank transfer.  Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

What your course fee includes:

Meru style tented accommodation

All meals at Kwapa Camp

Drinking water, tea and coffee

All training and activities

One scheduled transfer from Maun to Kwapa Camp return.

What your course fee excludes:

Unscheduled transfers to/from Kwapa Camp

Travel insurance

All flights

Personal effects, including toiletries

Staff gratuities (approx 10 – 15%)

Drinks other than those mentioned above can be purchased in Maun before departure

FGASA/ BQA registration and exam fees.

Join our epic African Safari Guiding Adventure and Escape!