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Continuing education, just not as you know it​

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

8th to 14th December 2023 

4th to 10th February  2024

10th to 16th February  2024

£3,950 per person all inclusive (excluding flights, visa and insurance)

Upcoming Events

  • Worldwide Vets Thrive
    Fri, 08 Dec
    Victoria Falls
    08 Dec, 12:00 – 14 Dec, 12:00
    Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls National Park, Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Hurry, just 16 spaces per course
  • Worldwide Vets Thrive
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Victoria Falls
    04 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 10 Feb 2024, 13:00
    Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls National Park, Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Hurry, just 16 spaces per course
  • Worldwide Vets Thrive
    Sat, 10 Feb
    Victoria Falls
    10 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 16 Feb 2024, 13:00
    Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls National Park, Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
    Hurry, just 16 spaces per course

A 7 day continuing education (CPD) course for qualified veterinarians, nurses and veterinary technicians, set at an all inclusive 5*  lodge in spectacular Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe, Africa.

The focus of the 32 hours of continuing education is mental health awareness and self-development. These are vital skills for any veterinary 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 tests and analysis sessions

  2. Team practicals

  3. Dynamic group discussion sessions

  4. Lectures

  5. Thrive missions: extra activities that will emerge 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.

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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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


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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