African Guide Academy

Learn more about wildlife in the Okavango than you ever imagined on a guide training course. Providing both short courses and more extensive qualifications, The African Guide Academy will take your knowledge to the next level. For those with the time, completing a course with The African Guide Academy before embarking on your own self-drive adventure is highly recommended, allowing you to really make the most of your time in the African bush.

The academy is based in Maun with a training camp in the Kwapa region of the Okavango Delta and provides guide training. Owned by Brent and Grant Reed the school was the first independent guiding school both registered and accredited to the Botswana Training Authority (BOTA) and Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). Its strives to facilitate the development of the skills and knowledge of guides, inspiring them to achieve their full potential.

AGA is owned and operated by the Reed family,  the well known Reed brothers, Grant and Brent who hosted the National Geographic Wild series ‘the safari brothers’. 

The academy offers a range of courses, from short one – week bush skills to complete professional guide training.

Courses include:

  • Bush Skills Course– a basic 7 day course offering an overall bush experience
  • Nature Guide Course – a detailed 28 day course providing students with an in depth knowledge of the African wilderness.
  • Trails Guide Course – a detailed 28 day course focuses on the skills required for walking safaris in the wilderness

Specialist birding courses and private training is also available.

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