A spectacular location in the heart of the bush, characterized by its iconic geology
Participants will be based at Bubiana Conservancy, a private reserve renowned for its huge granite outcrops. This provides the perfect location to discuss the formation of this unique geology that sets the area apart. The conservancy is also rich in history, with the mountains showing clear indication of early human habitation in the ancient cave art present.
Being part of the Matopos National Park ecosystem which has the highest density of Leopard in the world, the chances of seeing this mysterious cat are greatly increased. With unrestricted access to the reserve, trainees can discover the untouched wilderness during bush walks, immersing themselves in nature whilst learning the art of tracking and developing a new perspective on the wildlife in the area.
The Pathfinders campsite is located on the edge of a spectacular dam where students can learn about various aquatic species whilst absorbing the incredible sights and sounds around them. Access to the reserve at night gives them the opportunity to hone their night guiding skills, listening to and identifying the various night noises whilst learning spotlighting techniques.
For a fully immersive bush experience, one can end the day sleeping out under the stars, telling stories of the night sky and the pattern it paints.