Wildlife Training

Kambaku's Nature Guide Courses

We would like to create new perceptions on nature and invite our guests to discover the magic of African wildlife.



Educational wilderness courses at Kambaku

To immerse deeply into African Nature, for vacations or for building professional careers we designed the Kambaku Nature Guide Course – a special programme for guests that allows nature-enthusiasts to pass the FGASA Field Level 1 exam, or simply learn more about wildlife when on holiday in Namibia.

  • Four independent 14-days modules (FGASA field guide studies) – perfect for your holiday!
  • Daily practical training and classes for thorough wildlife knowledge
  • FGASA Field Guide I qualification – if desired (examination fees payable)
  • Full-board accommodation at Kambaku‘s Safari Lodge & Private Camp




Four modules to full studies

Our FGASA Nature Guide Courses provide expert knowledge without requiring a stay for 56 days at once. You can join the programme on vacation, as the studies are split into four parts.

Every module is a comprehensive 14-day course that focuses on a specific topic to develop and practice your guiding skills. Modules can be booked separately or in blocks of two (coursers 1 & 2 or courses 3 & 4).

Part of every module is a 2-day excursion to an external reserve, national park or cultural heritage.

The course content is the same for everyone, regardless whether participants sit for the exams or not. All participants may take the FGASA Field Guide Level 1 exam and become an official Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2)**). For the FGASA qualification it is mandatory to complete all four modules.


Module 1: Secrets of Wildlife

  • Study: Taxonomy, mammals, birds, vegetation, fish
  • Tour: 2-day tour to Etosha National Park
  • Practicals: Learn to drive a safari car, set up camera traps, identify animals, discover Etosha to meet the Big 5, experience a safari guide‘s life

Course Date:
22 May - 4 June 2020
19 April - 2 May 2021

€ 2 800 per person (€ 290 single room surcharge)


Module 2: Tracks and Signs

  • Study: Arthropods, reptiles, amphibians, astronomy, tracks and signs
  • Tour: 2-day tour to Bushman Land
  • Practicals: Track animals on foot, share the life of some of the world‘s best trackers, walk close to wildlife, read invisible signs, orientate yourself in the bush

Course Date:
5 June - 18 June 2020
3 May - 16 May 2021

€ 2 800 per person (€ 290 single room surcharge)


Module 3: Animal Behaviour

  • Study: Mammal behaviour, bird behaviour, guiding skills, climate & weather
  • Tour: 2-day tour Brandberg Massif (Damara Land)
  • Practicals: Learn to approach wildlife, read animal behaviour, observe the social life of the animal, conduct a guided experience on the bush, spy on the elusive leopard

Course Date:
24 May - 6 June 2021

€ 2 800 per person (€ 290 single room surcharge)


Module 4: Humans and Nature

  • Study: Biomes, ecology, geology, conservation, historical human habitation
  • Tour: 2-day tour to Waterberg Nature Park
  • Practicals: Be part of the management of an Namibian wildlife reserve, hike on foot, assist the rangers on their daily work

Course Date:
7 June - 20 June 2021

€ 2 800 per person (€ 290 single room surcharge)


Board and Lodging

During the course all participants stay in double rooms of our lodge (single room supplement applies). For a better understanding of life in the African savannah, you will also spend some nights at our private Safari Camp or in our rustic Bush Camp deep down in the Kambaku Wildlife Reserve. Full-board accommodation is included in the course rates!