Everyone interested in the courses Professional Field Guide, Field Guide Level 1, Basic Field Guide Training, Safari Guide and Trails Guide should be aware that these courses aim at educating the participants. The courses have a set content and deal with a variety of topics that are introduced in English. A number of theoretical and practical examinations as well as presentations in English are part of the learning experience and can be challenging for non-native speakers. Please note that the courses are not simply safari excursions but require effort. But if you are interested and also willing to learn something completely new, the challenges and tasks will be manageable for you. You should not get discouraged – feel free to contact us so we can discuss the detailed learning plan and explain the general procedure of the courses to you.
We realise that some of the people in our projects in Southern Africa want to see as many animals as possible in their natural environment. However, this is dependent on a number of factors. Please note that NATUCATE cannot guarantee that you will see a variety of animals, in particular the big five, as nature doesn’t always give us what we want. To make such a guarantee would be unprofessional and against our corporate philosophy.
The Kwapa training camp, located in Southern Okavango Delta close to Qwapa River, will be your home during your time in the Trails Guide course. It is located in the centre of a fantastic wildlife area with numerous wild animals and habitats. You will be accommodated in a 3x3 meters high wall wilderness style stent which provides a bed, a night table and a LED-light. Accommodation is single but twin is available on request. Moreover, there is an ensuite-bathroom connected to the tents providing a bucket shower and a typical “bush toilet”. There also is a veranda with a pedestal sink and sitting accommodations. Besides daily meals you will be offered tea and coffee throughout the day. Tab water has drinking water quality. You can receive more drinks in camp if needed.
Everybody interested in volunteering abroad should be able to adjust to entirely unfamiliar standards of living in their future host country. Therefore, we would like to point out the importance of being flexible and adaptable regarding the accommodation and sanitary facilities provided by the project. Those are very basic and – depending on the project – cannot be compared to European standards. The equipment and furnishings are limited to a minimum; air conditioning is not available. Depending on your host country occasional power blackouts or water outages are quite common. Please contact us if you have further questions about your accommodation. We are pleased to provide you with comprehensive information since we would like you to feel entirely prepared for your time abroad.