What you will learn
You will develop your stronger and your less developed leadership skills by guiding your fellow learners in the bush. Being out of your comfort zone offers great learning potential.When walking in the bush we carry a rifle with us for safety reasons. You will learn to follow before you will learn to lead in the bush.
You will also learn basic knowledge about safety, group control and off course nature and animal behavior. Plus skills such as:
- Leading bush walks in a Big 5 area
- Driving a 4*4 vehicle through any kind of terrain
- Bush leadership skills
- Navigating using terrain, animals, sun, moon and stars
- Tracking animals
- Necessary survival skills
A major highlight will be a two day walk including a sleep out on Gorongosa mountain in your sleeping bag by a campfire while taking turns for being on guard. We will also visit local initiatives that have been or will be funded through UbuntuTrust.
Where you will stay
Our training takes place in Gorongosa National Park, situated at the Southern edge of the Rift Valley in Mozambique. The park enjoys abundant seasonal rainfall, a wide diversity of habitants and fertile ground, which allows for large concentrations of wildlife. Within the park we will stay in our own private bush camp that is set up in a remote location far from the other activities in the park. We will drive there from the airstrip in the main area. The park’s size is 400,000 hectares or 4,000 square kilometers: an area of roughly 65 by 60 kilometers. Gorongosa is considered as one of the greatest conservation success in Southern Africa. It has been turned into a magnificent wildlife area once again.
Our camp is unfenced so we share it with the bush and all the animals around us: birds, insects,monkeys, snakes, elephants, hippo’s, lions, and plains game sometimes visit or walk trough. You will find their tracks all over, giving us a clue where to go in the morning. In this area other people like researchers are also allowed. When we meet them we will exchange information about animal movements so we increase each others changes of sightings with our desired animals. As long as we follow the ethical and safety rules for being in the bush we are completely free to do as we please.
Where you will sleep and eat
You will have private dome tent. Our tents measure 2.5*2.5 meters. We share hot water showers and toilets. We have our own chef and staff that will cook authentic bush cooked food for all your meals, unless we want to do a BBQ ourselves along the way somewhere. Coffee, tea and water is available all day. Wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks are available at sundowners and in the evening. All food and drinks are included
The following is included
- Flight from Beira to Gorongosa and back
- All accommodation and facilities in camp
- Vehicle and fuel
- Guiding and training/coaching activities
- All meals and drinks in camp
- Usage of books and other educational materials
The following is excluded
- All other flights
- All accommodation outside of camp
- All food, drinks and personal expenditures outside of camp