Back to basics...
A slightly gentler version of the real Primitive Trails, this course is ideal for trail leaders who want to accumulate a significant number of hours in a short time, or for those who just want to switch off from their busy lives and reconnect with the wilderness.
A mix of wild camping and sleeping under the stars and a minimalist wilderness camp. With no vehicles and no signs of human activity, this is an authentic wilderness trail.
The course can be completed as a stand-alone experience or attached to the end of our Hiking Guide course to top up your hiking hours and bring you closer to your qualification as a Back-up Hiking Guide (BQA) or Hiking Guide Apprentice (FGASA).
However you do it, you won't regret it.
Meeting point is opposite Maun airport at 2pm on the first day of the course. The time is chosen to fit in with international arrivals
A lightweight 2-person hiking tent with mattress, sleeping bag, inner sleeping bag and pillow.
This course is not a stand-alone qualification. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. All hours on the trail can count towards a current or future trails guide qualification.
You do not need any previous experience. However, you should have sufficient English language skills and a generally good level of fitness.
The African Guide Academy trainer meets all participants at the Duck Cafe opposite Maun Airport at 14h00. This allows the students to arrive on the international flights on the first day of the course (flights normally land at 13h15). In order to have enough time to arrive at Kwapa Training Camp while it is still light, we can only grant a grace period until 15h30 in case of flight delays. We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover your overnight stay and unscheduled transfer to the camp if your flight is drastically delayed.
Each morning we wake up early, have a light breakfast and set off on foot into the wilderness. We return to our camp for lunch and rest. In the afternoon we set off on foot in a different direction.
We will spend a maximum of 3 nights in our wilderness camp before moving on to another location on foot. Depending on the water level, we will load our equipment into mokoros (dugout canoes) or the equipment will be transported by vehicle while we take our supplies for the day.
We walk or mokoro back to Kwapa Training Camp where a vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Maun, arriving at the Duck Café around 11am.
Please note that this is only a rough outline, which can and will change depending on guests' needs and external factors - and on some days it may not be followed at all! We leave it up to the wilderness to determine the best possible experiences.
Zelt - Okavango Delta - 7 Nächte
2022 - EUR 2.271,00 per person for 7 nights tented accomodation. No single-tent-supplement)
2023 - EUR 2.384,00 per person for 7 nights tented accomodation. No single-tent-supplement)
The course is run from two participants up to a maximum of 8 participants.
Various dates, always on Fridays.
25.03.2022 - 01.04.2022
22.04.2022 - 29.04.2022
20.05.2022 - 27.05.2022
17.06.2022 - 24.06.2022
15.07.2022 - 22.07.2022
12.08.2022 - 19.08.2022
09.09.2022 - 16.09.2022
07.10.2022 - 14.10.2022
04.11.2022 - 11.11.2022
17.03.2023 - 24.03.2023
21.04.2023 - 28.04.2023
12.05.2023 - 19.05.2023
16.06.2023 - 23.06.2023
07.07.2023 - 14.07.2023
11.08.2023 - 18.08.2023
08.09.2023 - 15.09.2023
06.10.2023 - 13.10.2023
27.10.2023 - 03.11.2023
08.12.2023 - 15.12.2023
This offer is not suitable for people with limited mobility. But here too, please contact us. We can adapt your trip to suit your individual needs, also taking into account any mobility restrictions.
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.