guide trainingJoin us for 8 thrilling days exploring an unspoilt wilderness…

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles…
and explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta by mokoro (dug-out canoe) or boat…
and discover the thrill of the bush on foot.
And gain practical experience in tracking, poling a dug-out canoe, wilderness walks and much more…

In between these activities there will be a series of informal lectures and discussions on a wide range of topics including animal behaviour and communication, geology, astronomy, ecology, plants, birds and mammals and more.

Where?
We have a unique opportunity to base this course at Okavango Guide Training School’s Kwapa Camp located on the Kwapa River in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. The Okavango is one of the most scenically spectacular wildlife areas in the world. The myriad of crystal clear channels and wildlife rich islands is a habitat unlike any other. Kwapa has a combination of river channels, floodplains, lagoons as well as riparian woodland, savannah, mopane scrub, climax mopane woodland and grasslands.

Okavango Guiding School was the first private guide training school registered in Botswana to provide training for guides and caters for anyone who is passionate about nature and wants to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating wildlife of Africa and how they interact with each other and their environment.

What to expect:
Kwapa Camp has good numbers of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, kudu, impala, reedbuck and other herbivores. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, serval, caracal, African wildcat, black-backed and side-striped jackal, spotted hyaena and other smaller predators. In short there is pretty much everything the savannah biome has to offer with regards to wildlife.

The area has over 300 species of birds and the list is still growing. Some of the highlight birds are Wattled crane, Lesser jacana, Saddle-billed stork, Pygmy goose and Coppery-tailed coucal to mention but a few.

The focus of the course is taking the classroom to the wilderness. While there are informative lectures the majority of the training happens out in nature on boat, mokoro (dug-out canoe), on foot or in a 4 wheel drive vehicle

The Trainers:
Lee Gutteridge, Derek Solomon and senior guides from Okavango Guiding School

How to get There:
Fly directly to O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to overnight at Outlook Lodge where Derek will meet you. The next morning fly to Maun on the edge of the Okavango Delta to transfer by road deep into the Delta to spend the next 8 nights at Kwapa Camp

Course Costs:

$2895 per person and this includes:
– one nights accommodation in Johannesburg on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis prior to departure to Maun
– 8 nights at Kwapa Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana in tented accommodation
– return road transfers from Maun to Kwapa Camp
– all meals at Kwapa Camp
– activities at Kwapa including drives, walks, mokoro and boating excursions (water levels permitting)
– lectures and laundry

Not included are international airfares, Johannesburg – Maun (return) flights, compulsory travel insurance, drinks (alcohol & sodas) and items of a personal nature.

For Bookings contact info@kuyimba.com or  Kuyimba

30 June 2015