Boyd Varty on Lion Tracking and Life on the South African Savanna

by Jeremy Bassetti
Boyd Varty Interview

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Boyd Varty Interview Synopsis

In today’s episode, I speak with Boyd Varty about tracking big game in South Africa, creating a purposeful life through self discovery, and his new book A Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019).

“Boyd Varty is a certified Master Life Coach, author, and TED speaker. He runs retreats that merge tracking, coaching, and storytelling into experiential learning events at Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, the sanctuary where he was born and raised.” – HMH Press Release

Reminiscent of Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Boyd’s new book uses the story of tracking lions with two friends in the South African bushveld to communicate lessons on how to find one’s path in life. We talk about some of those lessons in this episode.

He previously published another book called Cathedral of the Wild. To learn about it and his other work, track down Boyd Varty on Twitter or on his personal website.


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Last Updated on 3 September 2020 by Travel Writing World


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