Tracking in Zimbabwe
|Nevison Midzi was born into the
Shona tribe of Zimbabwe. A child of the 1940's, he
was raised in western Zimbabwe where he began
learning tracking skills at an early age.
Nevison's assessment of spoor can determine not
only when the tracks were made, but the age, sex, speed and direction an animal
is walking. He can examine droppings and know
whether an animal has been drinking recently, what it has been eating, and
whether it is relaxed or nervous. When there's no spoor to follow, his
knowledge of the flora and fauna and his keen senses pick up
arial sign such as broken sticks or disturbed
leaves that are not on the ground.
of many talents, Nevison is fluent in Shona,
Ndebele, and English.
With years of experience behind him, Nevison has gained a reputation for his
exceptional tracking ability and for the past seven years has worked almost
exclusively with Professional Wildlife Guide Ivan