Getaway (South Africa)
FRANCOIS' TOP 5
TRUST YOUR GUT
Cultures with a rich history of tracking encourage intuition, instinct and a deeper connectedness to nature. Play with various possibilities and outcomes.
GET CURIOUS AND GUESS
Constantly make up stories and theories about the animal you’re tracking. Imagination is such an important part of tracking, and really helps you stumble upon the next discovery and smaller details.
UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TRACKING
Look at tracks and ask: What was this? What was it doing? When was it here? Where was it going? Why was it here?
MAKE SENSIBLE DECISIONS
What are your senses telling you? Tracking in its purest form is a true combination of all five senses.
CULTIVATE A TRACKER’S MINDSET
The ancient art of tracking helps us build a relationship with unknown environments. Tracking is not about getting the answers as soon as possible, but about asking the right questions. This is true for the way we choose to live our lives as well.