Available to: Young men

Age : 17 - 21

The 7 month Quest Africa core course takes young men and transforms them into independent, resilient and resourceful young men.

It is a comprehensive life-skills program involving acumen development in 6 skills areas – physical training and adventure sports, natural acumen, technical acumen, business acumen and social skills.

This shortened programme suits those in particular who will be going onto tertiary education in Europe and the United States.


“I will remember these 7 months as the most fun, hard and exciting of times in my life”. - Oscar Lindskoug Mellnert 2019

Upcoming Courses

17th January 2022 to 11th August 2022

Quest Zimbabwe offers many unique opportunities.  Amongst these are unparalleled travel opportunities which include Kariba, Victoria Falls (one of the seven natural wonders of the world) and world renowned Hwange national park in the North Western corner of Zimbabwe.

Lake Kariba, actually a dam which when it was built in 1956 was the largest man made dam in the world.

Renowned for its magnificent Tiger fishing opportunities whilst elephant, buffalo, lion and other iconic African species feed on the shores of Matusadona National Park within eye shot.

The participants are challenged physically, mentally and psychologically to develop character and attitude. The course involves a system of hands-on experiential learning, whereby participants develop confidence in their ability to overcome obstacles and take on new challenges.

The course is enjoyable and exciting but also challenging. Young men with a sense of adventure and wanting to find an exciting purpose in their lives will thrive on this programme.


Physical Acumen

  • Adventure sports​, including...

- Mountaineering

- Mountain biking

- Scuba diving 

  • Travel and tourism, including...

- Esigodini

- Lake Kariba

- Victoria Falls

- Various national parks

- Malawi

  • Health and Fitness, including...

- Gym

- Nutrition

- Circuit training

- Calisthenics

- Distance running and cycling

  • Sporting opportunities, including

- Rugby

- Waterpolo/ swimming

- Basketball

- Cricket

Natural Acumen

  • Introduction to hunting and guiding industries

- Travel to game reserves and national parks

- Introduction to the wilderness regs of Zimbabwe

- Intro to the hunting and guiding learners license of Zimbabwe.


  • Animal husbandry, game farming and agriculture​​

  • Fauna, flora and conservation practices

  • Equine industry

  • Fish farming industry - culminating in a trip to Lake Malawi. 

Business Acumen

  • Introduction to business and business strategy

  • Finance and accounts

  • Leadership and business

  • Marketing

  • Human Resource Management

​These core lessons will be applied in the  projects section, where students will have to start and run a project which are centred around one of the acumens. For instance, running and managing a farming start up.


Everything from managing the finances of the project to ensuring the human capital of the programme is looked after and performs to an optimum standard.


Social Acumen

  • ​Career and life management

  • Interests and skills

  • Values

  • Communication

  • Curriculum and goal setting

  • Entertainment and hospitality

  • Public speaking and toastmasters

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Technical Acumen

  • Safety in the workplace

  • Mechanics

  • Welding

  • Construction

  • Architecture and design

  • Plumbing

  • Electrics

Media Acumen and IT

  • Photography and editing

  • Cinematography

  • Journalism and writing

  • Web design and Google analytics

  • Cyber security