Damaraland Molerat – not often seen as always underground in their colony tunnel system. During heavy rains or floods, when the underground water table rises high they are forced to break the surface. They are very aggressive little creatures and snap bite at anything that comes near them – BEWARE
For more information, please contact NGTB, Clinton Phillips = Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Cell: +267 72315312
Or contact Thsepiso Ranko – Office Manager =Email: email@example.com – Cell: +267 77475487
Gabar Goshwak in spectacular Inter-specific species competition with a Little Sparrowhawk. Great Plains Conservation, January 2017. During annual Guide mentoring, we came around the corner to witness the sparrowhawk on its own kill of a small seed-eater which was suddenly attacked by the larger Gabar. The Gabar managed to overpower the Little Sparrowhawk to make away with its prized kill. Spectacular.
We are interviewing for various positions available under some new and current Safari Operators.
Once Selected, most positions offer“On-site Guide Training” for candidates under company standards and BQA National Guide Standards = Level 2 Nature Guide and Level 3 Walking Guide + Rifle Use.
Up to ten (10) positions available as:1. Professional Guide License Holders = Walking Experience, Game Drive, Night Drive, Boating and Mokoro.
– PRD permit
– Cambridge Education preferred
– Some guiding experience
Up to 6 positions available2. Mekoro Polers and Trackers
– Mekoro Poler License
– At least 1 year experience in industry – service and or guiding/tracking experience
– JC education expected
– Good English
– Bonus = to have a driver’s license
Must send full Curricula Vitae = preferred to be sent on email to us.
Contact – Tshepiso Ranko = firstname.lastname@example.org – Cell: +267 77475487
An array of spiders occur within northern Botswana, especially during summer.
During a Training course on the Gomoti River South – 3 brothers, some resident Maun guides and I embarked on a fantastic trails guide and Level 2 FGASA guide mentoring course. We had a phenomenal time in learning tracking and trailing skills, viewed excellent large and small mammals, birds and especially enjoyed the smaller, intricate aspects of nature. Many spiders, fungi, water mussels and a myriad of tracks. Summer is certainly one of the best times for learning about the diversity of nature.
NGTB is in final process of setting up various courses for the public which will include theory and field training in Northern Botswana – NGTB will update you once finalized.
Summer in northern Botswana erupts with diverse species of fauna and flora which allows for fascinating insights to nature.
Honey Hunters Ladder to Beehive entrance
During one course in the central eastern part of the Okavango, we came across the above scene. The mature Mopane tree had grown around the top end of what seemed like a leadwood stump, purposefully propped against the tee. Under further investigation, we noticed the definite axe marks around a hole further up the Mopane tree trunk. This was clear signs that honey hunters were responsible for this which is a common occurrence in many parts of Africa. In this case, the honey harvest must have taken place many, many years ago as the ladder propped up to get to the beehive entrance, had now become part of the mature Mopane tree which grew around the top end of the ladder.
Lead Walking Guide Training – Great Plains Selinda Reserve – Safe and Sensitive elephant encounter. During all our walking mentored courses, we focus on staying out of trouble. Our formula for safety is:
Elephant walking through Okavango seasonal floodplains
Zebra in the mist – Gomoti River Training – FGASA Level 2 and Trails Guide
NGTB’s main focus currently, lies in linking with Botswana Safari Operators in order to train, coach and assess their employed and future Citizen guides to attaining the BQA Qualifications as a minimum. At the same time mentoring the guides on higher level guiding techniques, styles and how they can grow their careers as Professional Nature Guides. We work closely with operators via encompassing their Corporate Identity to enure it is embedded into their guiding staff we train.
In August 2015, Clinton Phillips, owner of Nature Guiding Company and long standing expert and pioneer of higher level guiding qualification development in Botswana, Launched Nature Guide Training Botswana.
NGTB/ Nature Guide Training Botswana has received a mammoth accolade = Accreditation under the Botswana Qualification Authority (BQA) to offer various National Nature Guide Qualifications such as:
1. National Intermediate Certificate (Level 2) In Tourism Nature Guiding with strands in:
NGTB is also affiliated with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa and may, on request, offer mentorship and training for FGASA Level guides. In this, our main focus is to offer coaching and assessments for Level 1 FGASA guides who wish to gain further hours, coaching and insights into higher level industry guiding, as well as to upgrade their qualifications to: