More and more our health, economic and educational systems are trapping us instead of supporting us. And in this process, we lose our most important connections – especially with ourselves, others and nature. No wonder we see more and more people waking up with a desire to change. A wish to be alive and taking a step towards designing a more meaningful and fulfilling life worth living.
We also had that desire for change because we felt and knew for sure, the life we were living back then was most of the time unsatisfying and became a routine that led to nowhere. And so our ‘safari’ started and we still enjoy it even if it is sometimes hard and we ask ourselves why did we do this? But in the end, it was the best choice ever we made.
The Leadership Safari is inspired by success stories from many inspirational people and by our own journey of exploring, discovering, experiencing, finding and living the life we chose.
We called this program the Leadership Safari because we live in ‘safari land’. The word safari comes from Swahili and means long journey. During your leadership safari you will explore, discover and transform to what you want to be or do with your life. In other words, you will rewrite your life story. You can’t change the beginning, but you can change the ending. Be prepared because the journey will not end after this safari, it is just the beginning.
The Leadership Safari starts in your home country with online preparation sessions so you are ready for your transformation in the wild of Botswana. You will change, that is what the wild does with you. Botswana is the land of wildlife, bushmen and pristine nature; ‘safari land’ and here you go on your Leadership Trail which starts at our farm. When you are back home there are two follow-up sessions to support you in the way forward.There is an option to choose for our implementation program which custom make for you. During the whole program we will be there to guide you and keep you on track.
You are not going alone on this safari, other like minded people will travel with you. Although each has her/his own life story to write, you are together, and you can support and learn from each other. We are looking forward to welcoming you to your Leadership Safari.
Visualize yourself being completely in the lead of your life and then see everything what you can achieve with your unlimited potential. Believe it, join the Leadership Safari and you will see it happen!
Is this you?
The Leadership Safari is for you if you when:
- you have achieved in your career what you wanted
- you have sold your company and you are looking for something new in your life
- you are doing what you want but you still have that feeling that you can make more of it
- you are doing quite well but there is that voice or feeling telling you that this is not what you should do
- you feel in every cell of your body that your current life has to change
But you don’t know how!
It is for you if you like to be in a group to develop yourself together with others, to learn from and to support each other. And you are willing to invest in yourself and you commit to a six-month program of exploring, discovering and transforming the most important person in your life: YOU.
YOUR SAFARI PROGRAM
This six-month program has a holistic approach. The combination of lecturing, sharing experiences, nature and learning more about yourself will inspire you to write your successful life story. The program is a combination of online sessions and a nine night stay at our Phazama Farm and wildlife camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Although you are in a group, there are also moments when you will be on your own.
This is the safari you are going to make in a six-month period:
1] The intake
There is an online intake before you commit to the program. Through the intake we will find out together if the program is what you are looking for, if we are the right partners you are looking for and we will have to find out if we can help you. If there is a yes from both sites, your can start your safari.
2] The preparation – Start April 17, 2023
Meet your fellow travelers and prepare for your stay in Botswana. We will organize online sessions to get the right mindset to achieve your goals. From the first contact with us your safari starts, even from your home.
3] Your leadership trail in Botswana – Arrival May 16, departure May 25, 2023
A change of scenery is one of the most important elements of change and self-exploration. It is where all your senses are getting to work again. You will discover what happens to you If you are out of your routines and the ordinary. You disconnect from the world you and you will be reconnected to yourself and nature.You are in a group of people on the same mission. You are between wildlife in the middle of nature finding answers at unexpected places and moments.
4] Post trail support – May 28 – October 17, 2023
Two weeks after you are back home we have contact and see how you are doing and how we can support you to keep you on track.
Two weeks after that we have an online meeting with the group to find out how everyone is doing and how you can support each other when necessary.
Optional: Implementation Support
You will come back home with a backpack full of insights, ideas, questions, inspiration and the start of a story. It is time to put it all into action. We believe that this is the most important period, to keep the momentum because you are back home and maybe you will be easily distracted by the daily routines again.
There are people who are capable by themselves to implement what they have chosen to do and find their support when needed. Others need support, because they know that they are easily distracted or fall back in old habits, etc. For those who want implementation support we can make a custom program that will help you keeping on track.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER THIS SAFARI?
- feel empowered, inspired, and motivated to achieve your ambitions
- play your game on the highest level
- know your full potential
- have a clear vision on your life and you are in the lead again
- are connected again, with yourself, with nature and with your environment
- switched your autopilot off
- increased your (self-)awareness about who you are and what you want
Part of the program will take you on a trail into the Okavango Delta. You will then also be guided by a very special person, Alan McSmith.
Alan has over 30 years of professional guiding experience in several African countries, continues to break new ground as a safari & walking guide and tracker. Once a permanent resident of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Alan co-pioneered a series of unsupported, exploratory dugout canoe traverses of the delta, since then covering and has covered over 3000 kms by dugout.
For Alan, the ideal African safari is an exploration of frontiers, of experiential travel, and meaningful encounters with people and big game. And along the way celebrating the wild natures in us all. Alan lives in Hoedspruit, SA, with his wife Sarah and two children, Jake and Meg.
- Born, bred and brewed South African.
- Started in the safari industry three decades ago, at age 18.
- Well known for an understanding with elephants.
- Passionate about tracking and stalking big game on foot.
- “Wilderness” is not just a place, it’s a way of life.
- TEDx speaker and active conservationist.
As nature is an important teacher in our program, it will take place in an open area (if weather conditions allow). We have a beautiful training space overlooking the floodplain. Next to this we will also leave the farm to do some walking trails, sleeping under the stars and looking if the big five is willing to show herself.
The duration of the program is two months:
The next program starts: April 17, 2023
Four to five sessions with a duration of max two hours per session
Stay at our farm: May 16 – 25, 2023 (9 nights)
- Start two nights at the farm
- Trail five nights in the Delta
- End two nights at the farm
The program will end: June 2023
Two weeks after returning home one individual session of max one and half hours
Four weeks after returning home one group session of max two hours
Maximum of eight people and a minimum of five. We want to keep it exclusive and give you our full dedication.
The program is divided in 4 steps:
1] The intake
2] The preparation – Start April 17, 2023 (4 online sessions)
3] Your stay in Botswana – Arrival May 16, departure May 25, 2023
4] Post Trail Support – Week 23 and 25 (2 online sessions)
Costs on request.
These costs will include:
– All Materials
– Food and beverages
– Stay at the farm in a bush house (4 nights)
– Stay at a camp in the middle of the bush (5 nights)
– Transport from Maun to the farm and vice versa
– Return flight to Maun
– Personal travel and cancellation insurance
– Tips (for driver, guide)
– Personal expenses