With dusk, the plains take on a heightened ambience. The herds balk at every unexpected sound. Big cats work hard not to make any.
Sunset turns the advantage from the herds to the conservancy’s lions and leopard. Their stealth is all the more impressive given the absence of anything but starlight.
You can join in thanks to powerful spotlights and expert trackers. The lights pick out the glinting eyes of big cats. The trackers spot the giveaway signs of nocturnal species as diverse as porcupine and hyena.