With its numerous granite outcrops and hidden caves, it provides the ideal environment for secretive big cats. Not only known for its leopards, Matopos National Park is a great success story for the endangered rhino, with a healthy, growing population calling the Park home. Participants will be based at Bubiana Conservancy, a 50 000-hectare private reserve.
The course has unrestricted access to the reserve, and room to explore its multitude of hiking trails, hidden caves and ancient cave art. Access to the reserve at night gives the opportunity for participants to hone their night guiding skills, listening to and identifying the various night noises, spot lighting techniques and telling stories of the night sky and the pattern it paints. The Matopos National park lies nearby, and some of the nights will be spent within the park.