Ranger Training: Your basic wildlife course in Botswana

Bush Skill Course (Ranger - beginners)

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Besides practical skills there is also a little theory to learn. But of course this also happens in the bush.
How to deal with potentially dangerous situations? This is where you learn.
The mastery of traditional mokoros - dugout canoes - is also taught here.
Also the spying of tracks from the off-road vehicle has to be learned.
How do you get as close as possible to the animals? The correct approach is a real art.

Tour Details


The Bush Skills course is designed for international travellers seeking a personal African bush and wildlife experience, full of wilderness adventure and new practical and theoretical knowledge.

This 7-day course at Kwapa Camp in the southern Okavango Delta teaches excerpts from the advanced courses for nature guides and hiking guides. This course is also an ideal introduction for guests who want an intensive self-drive safari. While there are informative "lectures", most of the training takes place in nature on foot, in 4x4 vehicles and, depending on water level, by boat and mokoro (dugout canoe) and covers basic survival techniques, 4x4 driving skills, wilderness hiking, animal tracking, facts about dangerous mammals, geology of the delta, astronomy for navigation and knowledge about birds and crops.

Start location

Airport Maun

End location

Airport Maun


Bush Skill Course (Ranger - beginners)

Tour itinerary


Kwapa Camp - Okavango Delta - 7 nights


from € 1.980,00 pro person for 7 nights sharing tent (sungle supplement € 295,00)


  • Accommodation in a two-person tent (single use against surcharge)
  • All meals at Kwapa Training Camp
  • Well water, tea and coffee
  • All trainings and activities
  • Transfer from Maun back to Kwapa Camp
  • Complete compensation of your CO2 footprint generated on this journey


  • Travel insurance and flights
  • personal expenditures
  • drinks other than those mentioned above - these can be bought in Maun before going to the Kwapa camp.
  • FGASA/ BQA Registration and Exam Fees

Minimum number of participants

The course is held from four participants up to a maximum of 8 international participants


on request


OGS Bush Skills Certificate: This course is designed for students who want personal enrichment rather than formal guide qualification. You will receive an Okavango Guiding Certificate for participation in the course.

You do not need any previous knowledge. However, you should have sufficient English language skills and be in good general shape.

Itinerary Details

All information including the exact route, accommodation and highlights can be found here:
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* Detailed Itinerary
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This offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. But also here applies: Please contact us. We can also adapt your trip to suit your individual needs, taking any mobility restrictions into account.

We strongly advise you to complete a foreign health insurance, which also covers repatriation to your home country. We offer appropriate insurance through our partner TravelSecure.de.

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