Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
Travel to the wilderness of Africa and let nature do the teaching! This course is suitable for anyone who wants to observe animals up close and personal and understand their habitat.
The natural landscape of Kenya as well as South Africa/Botswana forms the spectacular backdrop for this unique learning experience. The four-week safari guide course provides basic information about the African wilderness and gives you an opportunity to take part in some small projects. You will be given a certificate at the end of your course.
Depending on when you start, your course will take you to either Kenya or South Africa/Botswana. All of these camps have experienced guides who will teach you about the geographical, ecological and meteorological characteristics of the region. The practical part of your training will take you to the wilderness twice a day on a voyage of discovery. You will travel on foot or using all-terrain vehicles, and will learn how to orientate yourself and navigate in the bush. You will be given an insight into the art of following tracks, which will enable you to follow animals as they move through the wilderness. Your course leader will explain the behaviour of the animals that you see and the role that they play in the ecosystem. This course is the perfect preparation for training to be a professional field guide.
Kenya: You will either live together in Camp Borana or in the Mara training centre, where you can spend your free time in the communal areas or in your rooms and prepare for the upcoming tests together. You will be provided with a light breakfast in the early morning, a hearty brunch after your first excursion of the day, a snack in the afternoon and a balanced meal to end the day. Tea and coffee is available throughout the day, and juice is also provided at mealtimes. The camp’s tap water is also fit for drinking. The camp's electricity comes from generators, because it has no connection to the power grid. This means that you will have some ability to charge electronic devices. The camp also has solar lamps and satellite telephones, as mobile reception is generally quite poor.
Botswana/South Africa: The two camps are located in Makuleke or Karongwe, South Africa and Mashatu, Botswana. You will sleep in two-man tents at the heart of the breathtaking natural landscape of Southern Africa. All of the camps have common rooms for friendly get-togethers. If you end up going to Karongwe, you can even sleep outside on a roof terrace. Both camps get their electricity from generators, so you won't have that much opportunity to charge any of your devices. The water that you get out of the tap is safe to drink, and you can also buy bottled water or other alcohol-free drinks in the camp. Fruit juice is served at mealtimes. Tea and coffee are available at any time. A laundry service is available in the camps for a small fee. You can phone home as part of a weekly excursion.
Kenya: 5.500 EUR | South Africa/Botswana: 3.600 EUR
(fees depend on the exchange rate of the South African Rand or US dollar)
Telephone 1: (+49) 241-91 99 43 57
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