Pathfinders gives you the exclusive opportunity to embark on a private safari with Rusty Labuschagne.
Rusty, our Managing Director, spent 20 years as a professional guide and hunter, owning his own safari outfit and fishing resort on Zimbabwe’s iconic Lake Kariba. But in 2003, his life was turned upside-down. Framed for murder, Rusty was wrongly convicted of drowning a poacher. He spent the next ten years of his life in Zimbabwe’s prisons, including the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, where food shortages and no running water took the lives of inmates on a daily basis.
Rusty is now a unique premier speaker on the professional circuit, delivering a harrowing account of traumas few people could imagine – and the lessons he learned about forgiveness, gratitude and finding true freedom. Rusty’s message is one of determination, getting through life’s darkest moments without allowing them to drag you down, and harnessing your inner-strength to let go of the things you cannot control.
Whether you’re looking for luxury, an off-the-beaten-track adventure, or a bit of both, you can embark on the safari of a lifetime with Rusty, travelling to Africa’s most-beautiful and secret places, and being inspired to look forward and live your life to the fullest.