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NATUCATE — a name intentionally stressing the mergence of nature and education, resulting from the conviction that the combination of meaningful activity, nature experience and outdoor adventure is the most effective form of further education and personal development. The agency offers volunteering placements, educational wilderness trips, sabbaticals and internships abroad with a focus on nature conservation, as well as environmental and endangered species protection.

Protecting the unique features of our planet is the primary objective of NATUCATE. In order to give back while exploring the awe-inspiring wilderness of Africa, NATUCATE offers volunteer opportunities in a range of African countries: wildlife monitoring in Botswana; protecting desert elephants in Namibia; conserving endangered wildlife species in South Africa; and preserving the Seychelles’ marine life and island flora.

For those who’d like to focus on living in the rhythm of nature and broadening their knowledge through specific nature training, NATUCATE’s field guide courses in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya may be what they’ve been looking for. No matter if it’s the 55-day Field Guide Level 1 or the one-year Professional Field Guide: they all combine nature experience, wilderness adventure and personal education. On top of that, participants have the chance to acquire an official certificate enabling them to work as a field guide in specific wildlife areas of Southern Africa.

Giving back is, indeed, one of NATUCATE’s core concerns. The agency directly supports the Knyphausen Foundation for Sustainability, Nature Conservation and Education. Launched in 2015 by Theda Knyphausen, team member of NATUCATE and Botswana resident, the Foundation aims to encourage kids and young adults to interact with their environment in a responsible manner. The Knyphausen Foundation develops its own educational projects, ranging from waste management courses at local schools in Maun to awarding scholarships for one year of training as a professional field guide to young adults from Botswana.

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Learn about real conservation work, broaden personal horizons and explore our planet’s last wild places.



• Comprehensive personal assistance with travel arrangements
• 24/7 support
• Accommodation
• Daily meals
• English-speaking support by longterm experienced staff and guide


• Real conservation work
• Endangered wildlife research
• Nature excursions
• Wilderness walks
• Ecotourism adventures

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