About Africa

The heart of this four-month programme is a one-week trail through the African wilderness with a group of five to eight participants. This natural trail is not merely a cross-country journey. It is an emotional and spiritual journey. You’ll leave behind the distractions of modern life: family and colleagues, work schedules, communication devices. Every day you’ll hike through untamed countryside, following the local guide but making your own path in life. 

You and your fellow participants will have plenty of opportunity to discuss the major issues we face in today’s world. To share experiences. To open your heart, mind and will. You’ll sleep by the campfire, under the stars, taking turns with the others to keep watch for wild animals. It will be a life-changing experience.

FNL facilitators
All our facilitators, most of whom are professional coaches, are former participants. Their role is to arrange the composition of the groups, prepare well in advance their own group for the trail, support the group as a whole and as individuals during the trail itself, and help integrate everyone’s insights and learning experiences afterwards.

Local guides
During the trail, local guides from the Wilderness Leadership School in Durban play an important role. They are trained not only in safety and tracking but also in connecting with Nature and showing us what Nature can teach us about being better leaders.

Upcoming Africa programmes


Location Date Facilitator More info
Imfolozi, South Africa 8 Nov - 17 Nov 2019 Gerdien Geesink facilitator View programme
Imfolozi, South Africa 6 Sep - 15 Sep 2019 Suzanne Bontje Facilitator 1 View programme
Imfolozi, South Africa 20 Sep - 29 Sep 2019 Wim Plaizier facilitator View programme
Imfolozi, South Africa 25 Oct - 3 Nov 2019 Sandra Cor facilitators View programme
Imfolozi, South Africa 4 Oct - 13 Oct 2019 Robbert Jansen Facilitator View programme
Marataba, South Africa 8 Nov - 16 Nov 2019 Joost Leeflang facilitator View programme
Marataba, South Africa 1 Nov - 9 Nov 2019 SAM 1364 View programme
Marataba, South Africa 17 Apr - 25 Apr 2020 Laura Ozinga facilitator View programme
Rwanda 5 Oct - 14 Oct 2019 Jan Willem Loman Facilitator Bestuur View programme
Rwanda 14 Sep - 22 Sep 2019 Theo Houterman Facilitator Organization View programme
Pilanesberg 1 Nov - 10 Nov 2019 Erna ter Weele facilitator View programme