This morning, you will walk the trails from camp focusing on animal tracks, a hands-on experience. Participate in an interactive discussion on the theories and practical application of tracking in the African bush which include an introduction to basic tracks and tracking skills. Tracking contributes to key insights on how animals behave and is an art that teaches observation, reasoning, and deduction.
The second discussion will cover anti-poaching which consists of two general categories. The first targets the illegal incursions and includes coercive methods to track and catch poachers. The second deals with campaigns and policies to prevent the illegal trafficking of animal products i.e. targeting the supply and demand chains of the trade. The discussion will include basic anti-poaching strategies and logistics out in the field.
In the afternoon, you focus on the key points of the day’s theory, and apply these principles either on a game drive or on a bush walk. This evening you will spend the night in the bush applying basic survival skills including the sourcing of water, preparing a bush fire, practical bush cooking and safety. Understanding of energy-output-for-benefit ratio and making smart decisions.
Activities will include astronomy and orientation by understanding the southern hemisphere constellations including the Southern Cross. Survivalists claim that navigation is the key to getting home. On clear nights and on a full moon guests can also apply basic navigation theory and get a directional fix from the moon. Enjoy dinner around the campfire with storytelling.
- Overnight at Makuleke Camp (bush sleep-out)
- Dinner, lunch, breakfast