Please note that the courses are not simply safari excursions. Some teaching is involved as well. However, anybody who wants to further themselves away from their normal day-to-day life will be able to handle what is expected of them. At the end of the this course you will be given a participation certificate.
We realise that some of the people on 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 makes no 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.
Together with your team you will stay in camp Kwapa in the vicinity of the Qwapa river, south of the Okavango Delta. The area shows an impressive diversity in habitats and animals and is therefore well suited for wildlife-studies. In general you will sleep alone in a dome tent (3x3 m) that is furnished with a camp bed, bedding and a LED light on a bed‑side table. There is also an en‑suite area connected to each tent with a typical bush‑toilet and a small shower. On a porch there is a stand‑basin with fresh water and seating accommodations. Every day you will be served meals and can also drink coffee and tea.
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.