Our Trails Guide and Trails Mentorship courses and trainings currently take place in great wilderness locations in South Africa and Botswana, ideal areas to start or advance your guiding career.
BAYALA Private Safari Lodge
Bayala Private Safari Lodge is a newly renovated family oriented lodge situated 3,5 hours drive north of Durban’s King Shaka Airport. Bayala is nestled within a non-malaria, Big 5 private conservancy of close to 30,000 ha of unspoiled wilderness, providing ideal conditions to gain valuable experience for your Guide Career.
Bayala Safari Lodge has 24 newly renovated thatch-roofed en-suite rooms, decorated with neutral bushveld colours, throughout. The lodge boasts a beautiful and restful lounge, a bar, a pool and relaxed, informal inside and outside dining area. In the evenings enjoy a traditional “braai” under the stars or a boma dinner.
Your shared room includes an en-suite bathroom, towels/linen and electricity. Free WiFi and phone signal are available in communal areas. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided, including water, tea and coffee beverages.
Moremi Trails Camp
Our rustic wilderness camp in the southern reaches of the Okavango Delta in Botswana lies on the banks of a river, overlooking a beautiful lagoon. Fantastic birding, resident Hippos and regular visits of Elephants, Lions and Crocodiles are just a few highlights of this amazing camp in a true wilderness location.
It consists of eight 3x3m dome tents on wooden decks, a communal area for dining, learning or relaxing, a classroom directly at the lagoon and a big braai-area for evening get-togethers.
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided, including water, tea and coffee beverages.
The shared tents include a private deck, twin beds with mattresses, solar lights, shower, a hand basin and a chemical toilet.
As the camp is truly in the wilderness of the Okavango Delta, there is sparse to no phone signal and only very limited WiFi will be available at certain times of the day. There is no electricity in the tents.
Marataba Private Nature Reserve
Marataba Private Nature Reserve is a spectacular 23,000 ha wilderness area in the Waterberg Biophere, situated just 3,5 hours drive north of Johannesburg in a non-malaria area. As a contractual National Park at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains and right next to the Marakele National Park (no fences, so animals can roam freely), this reserve is a unique model of a Big 5 public-private conservancy.
Marataba Explorers Camp has 6 newly renovated en-suite Safari-Tents. The lodge boasts a beautiful and restful lounge, a pool and relaxed, informal inside and outside dining area. In the evenings enjoy a traditional “braai” under the stars with spectacular views of the mountains and regular elusive guests at the waterhole right in front.
Your room includes an en-suite bathroom, towels/linen, electricity and a private deck. Free WiFi and phone signal are available. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided, including water, tea and coffee beverages.