Leadership Trails

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Learn leadership based on professional guide training

This trail is especially useful for guests who wish to develop their leadership skills based on professional trails guide training and by guiding their fellow learners in the bush. You will learn to follow before you will learn to lead as we will take you on some walks during the first few days to prepare you for your own leadership. When walking in the bush we carry a rifle with us for safety reasons. In order for you to try to lead walks, we will also teach you and assess you on basic rifle safety. Our trails are open to all adventurous individuals or teams who want to develop their personal and team leadership skills.

Mother Nature as your teacher

Being out of your comfort zone offers great learning potential. Nature will help you to be open and connected to your true self and to tune in to the small group of people that have joined for this week far away from everything. You will learn to plan and communicate a trail based on your team’s wishes, capabilities and expectations and to get their support. You will lead your trail including handling animal encounters, difficult terrain and some unforeseen situations (sometimes called ‘problems’). We also learn from nature in another very special way: many animals show interesting interaction and give great insights for leadership lessons. Your guides will help you to see, understand, interpret and learn from these lessons from nature. After each trail we will do a ‘post mortum’ in order to maximize learning for all participants. Our guides will make sure everything is done in a safe and ethical way without impacting nature or its animals.


  • Walking in a private ‘Big 5’ area
  • Staying in an unfenced camp and feeling at ease
  • Developing your leadership skills
  • Tracking and approaching big animals on foot
  • Leading bush walks in a ‘Big 5’ area
  • Developing a deeper understanding of wildlife behavior
  • Gamedrives during day and night
  • Navigating using terrain, animals, sun, moon and stars
  • A two day walk including a sleep out and keeping watch
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Upon arrival at Maun Airport you will be picked up by your guides and driven to our camp in the Okavango Delta. In our unfenced camp you will get a an introduction to the guides and all guests will briefly introduce themselves to one another. After that a safety briefing will follow and we will have sundowners on your evening gamedrive. We will explore the concession in the next few days to get an understanding of the animal presence and their movements.


After an early breakfast you will go on a guided drive after which you will get rifle safety instruction and practice. After lunch and a some free-time there will another lecture about typical animal behavior of especially potentially dangerous animals such as elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard. In the late  afternoon you will go on a guided walk and learn about the bush in an interactive and dynamic way.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will go on a guided walk in the westside across the river and back to camp. You will learn how to walk and navigate in the bush. There will be short lecture about nature and ecosystems early afternoon plus some more rifle safety training plus an assessment. You will do a guided game drive in the late afternoon and return in the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will drive to the south along the river and explore this new area on foot. Focus will be on walking and navigating in the bush and tracking of animals we encounter on the trail. During this long day the group will get several leadership assignments with roles for each guest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will pack your walking and some overnight stuff  for our sleep out. You will take turns leading this walk to a pre arranged beautiful overnight spot where we will camp in the wild. The staff will transport our overnight stuff, food and cooking equipment by vehicle. At night you will keep watch in pairs for two hours each while keeping a small fire going.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a special and hopefully peaceful night we will all witness the sunrise together. We will cook a hot breakfast over the fire and join the staff that picks us up in the vehicle. They will drop us off at another location for a leadership walk back to walking camp. After dinner we will do a night drive.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The program today will be an elaboration of the activities during the previous days to make sure all participants have had the chance to lead a walk and learn from the bush. We will discuss and decide on the exact program with the group. We will ask you to pack most of your stuff today as we will wake up early tomorrow.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On our last day we wake up early to do a last short gamedrive in our concession. At breakfast we will do a ‘post mortum’ of the trip. After breakfast and some last packing up we will leave camp and drop you off in Maun to say goodbye.


The following is included

  • Transfer from Maun to camp and back
  • All accommodation and facilities in camp
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Guiding and training/coaching activities
  • All meals and drinks in camp
  • Usage of books and other educational materials

The following is excluded

  • All flights
  • All accommodation outside of camp
  • All food, drinks and personal expenditures outside of camp
  • All ammunition at the shooting range - will be charged per use
What should I bring regarding my health?

We have a comprehensive First Aid kit in camp, on board our vehicles and on walks; we cannot however cover everything, if you have any medical problems or existing medical conditions please bring enough medication and inform us of these problems as soon as possible.

Do I need vaccinations?

We do not know what you have already been vaccinated for. So for vaccinations, please consult your local GP or health provider.

Do I need to take malaria pills?

Our camp is in a malaria area. Although it is very remote and therefore very unlikely for malaria to occur, it is better to be safe than sorry. We suggest you speak to your local GP or healthcare provider and take the action he/she recommends as there are various differing ideas about what prophylactics to take, if at all. Some of the prophylactics can cause side effects such as nausea, headaches and a lowering of your resistance to the sun and it is important to bear in mind that malaria can be contracted despite taking tablets. We provide insect repellent but you are welcome to bring your own and please use them liberally, especially in the warmer months.

What is the weather like?

Summer (October – April) is hot in the middle of the day, sometimes as high 40 degrees Celsius in October, our hottest month, but this is uncommon, becoming cooler but still warm at night. The average day time temperatures are in the mid 30’s dropping to the low 20’s during the night. Botswana is a summer rainfall region and late afternoon showers can be common from December to April.

Winter (May – September) can go below 0 degrees Celsius at night but during the day it warms up substantially to about 25 degrees Celsius. Early morning game drives and on an open vehicle and the first hours of the walk can be quite chilly (particularly in July and August when scarves and warm hats are recommended). Dressing in layers is the best way to deal with the varying temperatures during the winter months, and a windproof jacket is a good idea.

What clothing should I bring?

Bring along a good jacket, scarf, gloves and woolen or fleece headwear if you are travelling in winter. It can get quite hot during the day so light summer clothing is also a must. The best was to deal with winter is to dress in layers.
If you are travelling in summer, a good sweater (jumper) is recommended, as it can get rather cool as well as a light raincoat. Light trousers and a cool long-sleeved shirt in the evenings in summer will help protect you from the mosquitoes. For the remainder bring light cotton clothing.

For walks it is recommended that you bring neutral or camouflage colored clothing (beige, khaki, olive, stone etc.) but when travelling in the vehicle, most colors are fine – light colors generally being cooler. Dark blue and black clothing are not recommended. Bring clothing that can be hand washed easily and dried quickly.
Bring some good walking shoes and quick drying sandals (with sturdy soles to protect you from the large thorns, ‘Keen’ is a good brand) as you may need to get your feet wet on walks and mokoro or boating activities. You may get opportunities to swim, so bring along a swimming outfit. Don’t forget your sun hat!

Can I drink the local water?

Although Botswana’s water is generally safe to drink, we supply filtered water. It is important to remember to drink enough water while on safari. If you are traveling in the summer months you should bring rehydration salts to add to your water. One sachet per person per day will be sufficient and will prevent any dehydration problems. Rehydration salts are available in most pharmacies in powder form, which is the most suitable for travel.

Are all food and drinks included?

In Camp all meals are provided; please inform us if you have any special requirements or if you are allergic to any food. Water, tea and coffee and soft drinks are available all day. Wines, beers, spirits are available at sundowners and in the evening.

Are there any limitations for luggage?

On safari we prefer to travel light. If possible restrict to hand luggage only. Otherwise duffel/soft bags are preferable, as these pack easier into aircraft and vehicles, hard cases are not recommended.

Do I need to bring money?

Since your training is prepaid, you will not need to travel with much cash. Botswana currency is in Pula (P) and Thebe(t). Pulas can be collected with your credit- or bank-card at the ATM in Maun before departure to the bush. The best denominations to bring to Botswana are Euro and US Dollars.

Do I need to tip?

Tipping of our staff is optional and the amount is entirely up to you.

What are necessary items to bring?

Binoculars are a must for safari. 10*42 is an ideal magnification, but any will do.
A camera with extra rechargeable batteries.
A good torch, handheld or better: head torches with 3+ LED units (Petzl, Black Scorpion are good brands)

Is there electricity in camp?

As it is almost always sunny, we run on solar power. We have adequate electricity in camp and charging facilities for local, USB and European plugs. USA clients should bring converters to South African or European plugs.

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Leadership Trails
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