Our founder Doctor Ian Player DMS and his close friend and ranger Magqubu Ntombela developed leaders and individuals through the wilderness trails which took place originally in South Africa. The experience offered a deeper, spiritual connection to nature and enabled participants to become passionate about protecting wilderness for future generations, expand their understanding of themselves and develop environmental and social ethics. This vital work continues today.
It is against this backdrop and history that we founded the Wilderness Leadership Academy. We provide services and programmes to help schools and organisations develop the best leaders and highly motivated and engaged teams. We leverage the benefits of wild nature and the outdoors and through our Wilderness Trails and School Expedition Programmes we help grow our next generation of leaders.