Guide Academy

REALLY GET TO
KNOW THE WILDLIFE

Dive into the world of wildlife guides at the African Guide Academy.

Are you impressed by the skills of local wildlife guides during a safari in Botswana? Then this is your chance to learn from the best guides. In the quiet rainy season, the top guides of the African Guide Academy (AGA) train guides of many lodges. But after that, they make all the time for you! In the southern tip of the Okavango Delta, the basic tented camp Camp Kwapa is AGA’s home base. Here, your training days will be all about discovering and understanding the bush and its wildlife. Discover the beautiful area around the camp on foot, by 4×4 and by mokoro. The fantastic staff will make sure that you wish for nothing as you connect with nature.

During the training, you can obtain guiding licenses from BQA (Botswana Qualifications Authority) and FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa).

Track & sign training

Real safari in Botswana? Follow the seven-day trail through the Delta

This adventurous seven-day training course is all about discovering the behaviour of wild animals through the tracks they leave behind. The best way to learn this, of course, is by going into the bush on foot; this way, you will come very close to the large and small inhabitants of the Delta. Every morning, you will leave before sunrise and return to camp at around 11.00 am. In the afternoon, you will be on the road again for the evening activity. Apart from the safaris on foot, you will also go on a 4×4 adventure. And if the water level allows it, you will discover other areas by boat. In between, there are various lectures and of course, there is time to relax or study. Because at the end of the course, there is an exam, which can earn you a certificate of participation.

Is this your next step as a safari fan? Please contact us and we will gladly tell you more about the content, price and start dates. If you travel in a group we can also arrange private training.

wilderness trails training

Six days back to nature in the purest nature of Botswana

This is really back to nature! In these six adventurous days, you can get away from home. From your home camp Camp Kwapa you will set off on foot into the Okavango Delta. You will spend the night in a tent in the middle of the bush or even in the open air under the endless stars. Every day, you make Safari Walks through the purest nature of Botswana and learn how to track all kinds of animals by the tracks they leave behind. And that’s not all; you’ll also recognise all the special birds, mammals and reptiles. Have you come across a lion, elephant or leopard? Your guides will teach you how to deal with the more dangerous animals. That gives you (self) confidence. During the various lectures by super experienced guides, you will get all the tips and tricks for working safely in the wild nature of Botswana. Do you want to discover Botswana in a pure, educational and adventurous way? Then this training is made for you.

Sound like something you can’t wait to try? Send us an e-mail or give us a call. We will tell you all about the content, price, group possibilities and starting dates.

nature guide training

Gain all the basic knowledge of a wildlife guide in 28 days.

Do you have serious plans to become a guide in Africa? Understandable, it is, of course, one of the most beautiful professions on earth. With this 28-day training course, you will ensure that you have all the basic knowledge you need as a professional guide and perhaps even an official certificate. But also for personal enrichment, this training is super. What will you experience during this time? Approaching big game; reading tracks; astronomy; sleeping in the wild, birding, Mokoro navigation (if the water level allows it) and attending several lectures by the professionals of the African Guide Academy. We bet you these will be the most special and valuable 28 days of your life!

Would you like to know more about this extensive official training? Interested in a safari in Botswana? Feel free to contact us and we will tell you much more and help you plan the perfect trip and training combination.

trails guide training

Become an official Walking Safari Guide in 28 days

Finally, fulfilling your lifelong dream of becoming a wildlife guide in Africa? Then grant yourself this super adventurous and professional training for 28 days. Every day in the wilderness is full of learning, unique experiences and surprising encounters. Of course, you will also get to see the most beautiful hidden places in the Delta. What makes this training special? A lot of attention is paid to safe gun handling in the wilderness. How about shooting with a heavy calibre or rapid-fire training? You will also learn how to drive a safari 4×4; how to Mokoro and/or motorboat (water level permitting); how to read tracks, how to navigate, how to deal with dangerous animals and how to survive in the bush. During this training, you will stay in 2-person Meru tents that you share with another participant.

Want to know more about this training for Walking Safari Guides? Or are you interested in a safari in Botswana? Please contact us, we will tell you everything you want to know and help you plan your dream trip and training.

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