Develop your Bush Skills
This fascinating course allows participants to develop their bush skills within the unique wilderness of the Okavango Delta
Okavango Guiding School’s newly introduced Bush Skills course focuses on the wildlife and ecology of the Okavango Delta and is ideal for those wishing to learn about the practical aspects of being a wildlife guide.
By conducting a wide variety of activities including game drives, walking safaris, mokoro expeditions, boat excursions and bush sleep-outs, participants learn tracking, bush survival as well as bird and mammal identification. Weapons handling is also conducted.
The course is seven days long and runs from Tuesday to Tuesday. The 16 July 2016 departure is conducted in German and the 30 July in French.
Participants are accommodated in high walled 3 x 3 metre wilderness tents with a small en suite shower and toilet. Tents are basically furnished with a camp bed and bedside table with LED light and equipped with sheets, pillows, duvets and towels. A wash basin and comfortable chair on the verandah complete the tent.
Teaching is both theoretic and practical. Theory lectures by qualified and knowledgeable trainers are complemented by game walks, including approaching big game on foot, mokoro poling skills, boating and navigation. Boat activities are dependent on water levels. Students conduct game drives and stargazing and astronomy is taught. Wilderness sleep outs are a highlight.
This course does not lead to any formal qualifications but is conducted for personal enrichment. Successful participants will receive an Okavango Guiding School certificate.