Why this retreat is for you

Somewhere in the African bushveld, just before dawn, a small group of people sit in silence as the last stars fade. They carry no cellphones and wear no watches. They are still, listening for the clues that will tell them where to begin the day’s animal tracking. When the signal comes – the roar of a lion, the alarm call of a nyala – they stir, and as a group they move forward to cut the track. They are on the trail, where the challenge and the adventure begins. They rely on each other absolutely and their shared endeavour gives rise to that rarest thing in the modern world: a true sense of fellowship. This is your call to adventure: join them.


  • Access to world-class trackers and coaching in one of the best tracking venues on the planet.

  • An intimate group of no more than six men.

  • Personalized support coaching.

  • Daily on-foot tracking experiences of lions, leopards, elephant and rhino.

  • World-class accommodation and gourmet meals at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

  • Game drives with sightings of exceptional wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, hippos, leopards, zebra, giraffe and rhino.

  • A unique adventure among a select group of men, that will be transformative and fun.

You Will Gain

  • A new perspective on how to live your life.

  • Effective strategies for your life and livelihood.

  • A new model of power through presence.

  • The ability to create your own narrative, which allows you to shape and create new experiences in your life.

  • A pinnacle life experience.

  • A community of like-minded people to support you on that journey.

Your Tracker Tools

  • Use your body’s signals as a compass to navigate the uncertain terrain of your life.

  • Establish your unique trail and boldly follow it.

  • Decipher increasingly subtle signals from yourself and from the environment, allowing you to make faster and finer course corrections along the way.

  • Move fluidly between between extreme detail and a broad vision for yourself.

  • Generate an energy state that is playful, focused, resilient and committed.

  • The ability to create what you want in the world.

A Message from Boyd

For a long time I have been passionate about creating an African retreat that combines wilderness adventure
and personal development.  Every year, I invite six people to join me at Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa
to learn the ancient and powerful art of animal tracking.

This retreat is unlike anything else in the world.

Working with some of the world’s best trackers, we will combine on-foot tracking of lion, leopard
and rhino in pristine wilderness with intense personal coaching. As trackers, we go where the tracks
take us, to places most visitors will never go.

As you track your way into hidden parts of the country and learn about unexpected aspects
of animal behaviour, you’ll notice that something is starting to shift in you.

You will start to discover you are part of this wild story.

We will do deep personal work on this retreat, but that does not mean we’ll be sitting around talking
about our feelings. We will be having an adventure together, a shared endeavor in the wild. And that,
even before the coaching begins, will prompt the beginnings of your transformation and you will begin
to feel a new aliveness as you track these magnificent creatures.

I believe that tracking animals in the wild is one of the best ways for men to create profound personal
transformation and access a new vision for their lives. This retreat is designed to meet needs that are
going unmet in the modern world: the need for visioning, charting a course, and immersion in wild places.

You will discover that tracking your life’s purpose is very much like tracking a lion.

By bringing together the best trackers in the world and the best coaching, the Track Your Life Retreat
offers an utterly unique experience that will show you how to follow the tracks to your wildest self
as you create your wildest dreams.

The Track Your Life Team

Boyd Varty

Retreat Host, Tracker, Life Coach

Boyd has a psychology degree from the University of South Africa. He is a certified Master Life Coach, the author of two books and a TED speaker.  Boyd has spent the last ten years refining the art of using wilderness as a place for deep introspection and personal transformation.  Having taught his philosophy of “Tracking your Life” to companies and individuals all over the world he now runs retreats that merge tracking, coaching and storytelling into an experiential learning environment.

Bronwyn Varty-Laburn

Retreat Coach

Bronwyn is 4th generation custodian of Londolozi Game Reserve, a mother and master life coach. She holds a Bachelors of Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Bond University in Australia. Having grown up in the modern day African village of Londolozi, her childhood was unconventional. She is a passionate business consultant, specialising in family business facilitation and personal visioning. Having travelled extensively, she has a deep love of understanding ancient cultures. Bronwyn is a philanthropist and a change agent towards more sustainable business models based on a new kind of sustainable economics.

Richard Laburn

Richard Laburn

Retreat Director

Richard’s rare combination of detailed analytical business logic together with radically creative execution allows for him to create a bridge between the worlds of artistry and commerce. Richard’s vision is to use technology as a way to connect people to nature through travel. Having travelled across 5 continents and studied at an international business school, he is a global citizen with experience in digital startups, online filmmaking and business partnerships.

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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Business Owner

"The experience was everything I hoped for…and more. The facilities and staff are second to none, the campfire stories were incredibly special, pre-dawn in the bush was simply magical, the on-foot tracking of big animals was awe inspiring, the group of men you invited brought humor and honesty to our shared journey…all of it was outstanding. But most important to me was the environment you created that allowed exploration of my personal path forward. The tracking metaphor and the tools you offered are truly changing my life.hours! I couldn't have asked for more than this."

Martha Beck

Dr. Martha Beck

Life Coach

"I couldn’t be happier that my dear friend Boyd Varty – you may have read about him in Finding Your Way in a Wild New World — has created this tracking retreat just for the men of The Team. From where I stand this is the most hopeful time in history for men (as well as women). It is a time when David can beat Goliath. It’s a time when the true nature of each man can be realized rather than crushed. Boyd has designed this tracking retreat to help you realign with your true nature. I’ll let him tell you what he has in store."


Patrick O'Shaugnessy

Portfolio Manager

“There is nothing in the world like tracking wild animals on foot with great people. Boyd’s 'Track Your Life' experience is thrilling, peaceful, and formative. I learned so much from sitting in the wilderness, tracking the animals, and watching the relationship between our four outstanding guides. If you want to experience nature and learn more about yourself, this is for you. I doubt there is any journey of this calibre available in the world. Thank you Boyd and everyone at Londolozi.”

Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson

Leadership Consultant

Only rarely does one get the opportunity to spend real quality time over almost a week of days and nights with a group of people like this. Individually they are recognised globally as masters (professors, really) of their craft and collectively they worked seamlessly together to provide a living learning experience in so many aspects of the wilderness, leadership and self-discovery, with a solid underpin of art, science, and good humour. The result was a surprising and special experience that I can freely recommend to anybody who is perhaps ready to journey further into their own leadership odyssey.

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Retreat Report July 2018

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