Nature teaches the brave

It is in South Africa that we establish the cradle of humanity. This adventure is a final return to the foundations of social and physical survival, where the human race was born. The Psycom Origin training-adventure is an immersive experience both theoretical and practical in the foundation of human communication and interaction with the African environment. The original Psycom adventure is a time to focus on deepening the foundations of human communication in its environment.



More than a million years ago, the first humans walked in the African savannah in small groups, daily facing the many challenges and dangers of nomadic life. This environment has contributed significantly to the biological and psychological evolution of humans. The goal is to rediscover the skills that characterize us as humans and develop them. Indeed, it is through listening and awareness that it is possible to survive in an environment with dangers. As part of this adventure, it is a unique moment in which it will be a question of living in real interaction with African nature, just as the first humans did.

In the African nature, it is humans who must function as a team, sharpen their senses and adapt to the elements and especially the animals that are kings and masters.


Il y a plus d’un million d’années, les premiers humains marchaient dans la savane africaine en petits groupes, quotidiennement confrontés aux multiples défis et dangers de la vie nomade. Cet environnement a significativement contribué à l’évolution biologique et psychologique des humains. L’objectif est de redécouvrir les habiletés qui nous caractérisent comme humains et les développer. En effet, c’est grâce à l’écoute et la conscience qu’il est possible de survivre dans un environnement comportant des dangers. Dans le cadre de cette aventure, il s’agit d’un moment unique où il sera question de vivre en interaction réelle avec la nature africaine, tout comme le faisaient les premiers humains.

Dans la nature africaine, ce sont les humains qui doivent fonctionner en équipe, aiguiser leurs sens et s’adapter à chaque seconde aux éléments et surtout aux animaux qui sont rois et maitres.


Psycom Origin is a highly specialized training trip whose seminary and exercise topics concern advanced human communication and interaction with the African environment, especially with the 5 most dangerous animals in Africa: elephant, rhinoceros, cape buffalo, leopard and lion. Indeed, the presence of potentially dangerous animals explains the need for our social and sensory adaptation in order to survive. These are the foundations of listening to our environment.

The adventure consists of alternating seminars specialized human communication as well as animal behavior. The daily field exercises and the different types of safaris will make the learnings a reality.


Introduction to the nomadic life of the first humans

The participant will learn to develop his physical, emotional, attentional self-awareness as well as the awareness of his environment in real time. This adaptation requires the development of reflexes and skills that are directly transferable in daily life. Ultimately, participants will, among other things, sleep in the savannah for three consecutive nights, in total autonomy. Survival in such an environment directly involves field knowledge about adapted behaviours in the savannah, communication with each animal species, reading and understanding. To do this, specialized seminars are included in order to understand the fundamental variables.
To venture on foot in a field where Africa’s most dangerous animals live is not to be taken lightly and is an exceptional experience. It requires a high expertise and unique field knowledge in order to stay safe at all times.
Dr. Guillaume Dulude PhD will personally accompany the participants and lead most of the seminars and exercises. He will be assisted by Pieter Dunn, a walking safari guide. It is one of South Africa’s most recognized guides to the interaction and behaviour of large animals in Africa. He will not only lead the animal behaviour seminars but will be in charge of the management of the savannah outings as well as the three days of survival.


Psycom Origin is a specialized training/adventure for team development and leadership. Combining psychology, survival and walking safaris in hostile territory, this unparalleled experience is an individual and collective transformational activity. In addition to creating a common and meaningful experience for members of a team or organization, the guidance of Dr. Guillaume Dulude allows for multiple awarenesss as well as the development of attitudes and strategies that only this environment can offer. Like the urban jungle and the competitive business world, African nature has precise rules. Our ability to survive and prosper is directly related to the development of consciousness and leadership in the present moment. This expedition combines applied psychology, neuroscience, leadership skills, team cohesion and memories that will never fade away.

Summary of activities

  • Introducing and identifying animals: characteristics, behaviours and communication
  • Introducing the Big 5: Identification, typical behaviours, approach and communication strategy, hazards and precautions
  • Jeep Safari: Field Familiarization, Exploration and Animal Identification
  • Origin of Science: Traces: The Development of Deductive Reasoning in Humans in Order to Survive. Track identification, tracing strategies.
  • Strategies for walking and moving in hazardous terrain, using the environment and elements when travelling
  • Travel exercises
  • Survival and Nights in Dangerous Terrain: Theory and Practice of Nights on a Field in Which the Big 5 is Located
  • Relaxation at the sea


  • Sleeping summer bag
  • Shoes or walking boots
  • Pairs of big stockings (2)
  • Knife with holster worn at the waist
  • Hachette
  • Sparkstone
  • Floor mattresses
  • Mosquito hunting
  • Tent/tarpaulin/hammock
  • Sunscreen in stick
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Backpack
  • Pair of binoculars (8-42 or 10-4)
  • Pads for knees
  • Eyelash pinch
  • Gloves
  • Protective glass with transparent glass
  • Camera or iPhone
  • Pair of underwear (2-3)
  • Neutral trousers (1-2)
  • Long-sleeved sweater/small coat (1)
  • Short (1-2)
  • A khaki, armed, or camouflage-coloured sweater/t-shirt (1)

This trip is probably one of the most constructive and daring adventures that can be conceived on African soil. After several years of working on its development, we finally invite you to participate in this experience that will not be matched.


Group 1: February 15-23, 2021

Group 2: February 26 to March 6, 2021

Price: $6,500 plus taxes (CAD)

Airfares extra


Slowing down the race of time and connecting to the calm with its breathtaking natural scenery, this is what offers us the lodge where we will stay a few nights during the expedition. Psycom Origin is an opportunity to recharge, to experience the discovery of the world and of oneself.