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Continuing education, just not as you know it​

RACE accredited: 32 hours of non-clincal learning

A 7 day mental health and self development workshop in Zimbabwe, Africa. 

2023: 8th to 14th December

2024: 4th to 10th February 

2025: 1st-7th March

2025: 7-13th March

£3,950 per person inclusive of teaching, great food, beautiful accommodation and all safari activities (excluding flights). Partners and friends can join you to enjoy the safari and social activities. Partner tickets are all inclusive for £2,799 per person (£3000 in 2025). 

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    Sat, 01 Mar
    Victoria Falls
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    Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    01 Mar 2025, 12:30 – 07 Mar 2025, 12:30
    Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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    Worldwide Vets Thrive 2025. Course 2
    Fri, 07 Mar
    Victoria Falls
    07 Mar 2025, 12:30 – 13 Mar 2025, 12:30
    Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    07 Mar 2025, 12:30 – 13 Mar 2025, 12:30
    Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

A 7 day continuing education (CPD) course set at an all inclusive 5*  lodge in spectacular Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe, Africa.

The focus of the 32 hours of RACE accredited continuing education is mental health awareness and self-development. These are vital skills for any professional to improve their working environment, career longevity, satisfaction and ability to support and develop themselves and their team. The course accepts up to 16 people at a time for an exclusive African experience.

Gone are the days of sitting in dark lecture rooms to “clock up” hours. Step into the sunshine and experience a lifechanging week in the wilds of Africa that guarantees a fulfilling experience to refresh, revitalize and alter your perspective on life.

 

The education is a mixture of:

  1. Personality typing and analysis sessions

  2. Team practicals

  3. Dynamic group discussion sessions

  4. Lectures

  5. Thrive missions: extra activities that will immerse you in African wilderness whilst providing take home lessons

 

Imagine a lecture space where giraffe and elephant meander across the grasslands in front of you, workshops on a platform at the edge of the great Zambezi gorge, and teaching sessions aboard a boat as you float past crocodiles and hippos. This is continuing education, but not as you know it.

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Through the course we cover topics including:

  • The Enneagram: a personality test which is taken online before attendance, with personalized results printed and analyzed during your stay. Learn to utilize your strengths and be aware of your blind spots.

  • Teamwork and optimizing how you communicate with different personality types

  • Conflict management and embracing differences

  • Intruder syndrome and how to combat it

  • Self awareness practicals

  • Burnout - know the signs and acting early

  • Mental health awareness

  • Self forgiveness

  • Emotional IQ

  • Pouring from a full cup  - self development and growth strategies

  • Work life balance

  • When the pressure is on: coping mechanisms

  • Client anger and grief unraveled

  • Taking control of your career path and career development strategies

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Accommodation:

Delegates will enjoy their own luxury lodge room with king-size bed (shared rooms can be accommodated) with cool luxurious white linen, large sweeping mosquito nets, warm evening lighting and safari chic design. Rooms are ensuite with showers and a large copper bath. Each room has its own private plunge pool on it’s own private deck overlooking the watering hole. There is also a large communal swimming pool, so you can cool off in the warmer parts of the day or even swim under starlight at night, with a good chance of viewing animals. The communal areas where you eat and socialize are draped in luxury and authentic African décor. The main deck of the lodge has sweeping views out to the horizon and gives a true sense of being in the midst of nature and totally disconnected from the bustle of normal life.

All food and drink is included in your stay. 3 meals a day are served buffet or la la carte style. We can cater for vegetarians and vegans, and most allergies. If you have complex food requirement, please contact us before booking to discuss how we can accommodate you. The lodge stocks a range of drinks and alcoholic beverages are served from 6pm onwards. Visit the Elephant Camp Website

Location

The lodge is set in the Victoria Falls national park, a big 5 wildlife area. You can expect to be serenaded with calls of the wild at breakfast and supper, elephants trumpeting and lions roaring into the night. In the evening you can enjoy sunsets igniting the horizon and then kicking back around the fire, under a sky of stars.  You are guaranteed wonderful sightings of wildlife that come and drink from the waterhole in front of the property, although the wildlife is not able to come closer to the accommodation so your safety is ensured. The game drives never fail to disappoint as the area is rich with all species, including the big 5 and unique bird life.

From the lodge you can see plooms of spray, rising from the Victoria falls waterfall. This is the reason this waterfall is called “the smoke that thunders”, something you will feel up close and personal when we do a private tour of the waterfall itself, and get a chance to stand right in front of the thundering water.

By attending this course you are supporting the great work of Wild Horizons and their Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust which provides vet treatment to injured wildlife and supports conservation across the Zambezi valley.

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Bringing a partner or friend to THRIVE

 

If you would like to bring your partner or friend  along to this event as a social member (no teaching or lectures included) they are very welcome. All partners attending this course will be hosted on an all-inclusive basis including transfers, food and beverages. They will also join your safari activities including safari drives, the boat cruise, the elephant orphanage, and the high ropes. As well as the activities they do with you, whilst lectures occur they will be able to enjoy optional activities put on by the lodge such as bush walks, safari drives, town and community excursions. Or just kick back and relax by the pool!

A partner is required to share a room with a full paying course member. Rooms can be shared either with one king size bed, or the bed can be split into two 3/4 beds. Your friend or partner will join your safari activities including safari drives, the boat cruise, the elephant orphanage, and the high ropes. Additional the the activities they do with you, whilst lectures occur they will be able to enjoy optional activities put on by the lodge such as bush walks, safari drives, town and community excursions. Or just kick back and relax by the pool!

If you wish to purchase a partner ticket you can email our team to request an invoice for this ticket, as they can not be purchased automatically on the website.

The cost of a partner ticket is £2799. 

 

Travel information and planning

We ask you arrive before 2pm on the first day of the course. You will book your flights into Victoria Falls airport in Zimbabwe. Most nationalities are able to purchase a tourism visa on arrival, which costs 50 to 70 USD and lasts for up to 3 months. Departure must be after 11 am on the last day of the course. If you wish to be collected or dropped in town for personal travel and exploration, this can be arranged.

You do not need to be vaccinated for Covid to travel to Zimbabwe. 

 

Cost:

The cost of the course is £3,950

Included:

  • 32 hours of CE/CPD accredited learning and workbook

  • 6 nights Accommodation in 5* Elephant Camp Lodge

  • Transfers to and from the airport

  • 3 outstanding meals a day

  • All drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

  • All “Thrive missions” (game drives, boat trips, canopy high ropes, elephant sanctuary visit, cultural initiation)

 

Excluded:

  • Flights

  • Visas

  • Personal travel insurance 

Want to contact us?

If you have any questions about the course, feel free to email info@worldwidevets.com and our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively you can head over to the "contact us" page of this website and fill in the form.

 

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What next?

Once you have booked your ticket, a member of our team will email you within a couple of days with a comprehensive pre-departure planning pack. In the pack is all the smaller details like a packing list, how to apply for your visa, more information about booking flights and details about the daily schedule. We will also be on hand to help you with planning your trip and answering any question you have from time of booking until your  arrival.

 

As well as the pre-departure pack, we will send you a traveler form, and here you will record your details for us, including the flights you book, any dietary requirements. The traveler form is returned to us before you arrive, ensuring you have a seamless arrival and stay in Africa. 

If you want to experience the most exhilarating and eye opening continuing education course available, you can book your space now or send us an email to discuss the course further. Hurry, a quarter of the spaces have already sold in the first week of ticket sales! 

 

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