Transformational Yoga Wildlife Retreat - Africa

The Retreat offers you an incredible opportunity to connect deeply with the elements and energy of nature while soaking up the breathtaking sunsets together with hippos and large herds of elephants - Un unforgettable week at Nambwa Tented Lodge.

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Where

Bwabwata National Park, Bwabwata National Park NA
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

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When

Feb 25 to
Mar 3
2019
02:00 amto02:00 am

Price

4,400 €

Full Description

Hosted by: Marcel Vosloo
Teacher: Eva Eichhorn

The yoga experience…

Most days are set to begin with a morning yoga practice out in nature. What better place to find yourself at sunrise? The picture-perfect settings will give you the feeling as though time is standing still and you will almost certainly be able to hear the landscapes whispering rejuvenation into your soul as the world awakes.

The remainder of the day will be spent on excursions, shamanic sessions, relaxation or optional reiki or spa treatments.

As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon yoga practice at sunset. An incredible way to end the day and quiet your mind before dinner under the starlit

• The yoga practice is suited to all levels, from beginners to advanced
• Your yoga teacher will adapt the practice to accommodate all guests
During our retreat, guests will enjoy restorative, vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga, along with breathing techniques and meditation sessions
• Sessions focus on balancing your chakras, releasing tension, whilst being connected to nature
• Experience relaxation, self-awareness and a deeper spiritual connection with yourself and a whole new culture
• There will be 2 yoga sessions planned daily, all classes are options and aim to rejuvenate our guests, whilst also helping to build on your individual practice.

INCLUDED – 7 Day Retreat
• Exclusive, luxury accommodation for 6 nights/7days,
• all meals and local drinks,
• all camp activities,
• 1x shamanic healing session,
• private yoga teacher,
• one on one sessions with your yoga teacher,
• daily yoga & meditation,
• park fees & levies,
• welcoming gift

Camp Activities: 2x Game Drives, 2x Sundowners at Lodge, 1x Sundowner at Horseshoe Bend, 2x Guided Bush Walks, 1x Boat Cruise on the Kwando River,
1x Bush BBQ, 1x Bush Brunch

NOT INCLUDED
• Flights,
• Gratuity,
• Travel Insurance,
• Optional Spa and Reiki treatments,
• Alcohol beverages,
• Transfer cost from Kasane Airport or Victoria Falls to and from the Bwabwata National Park (costs will depend on amount of guests that join the retreat).

You can either fly to Kasane Airport in Botswana on the start date of the retreat, or Victoria Falls Airport a day or 2 before the retreat to visit one of the Worlds 7 Natural Wonders. Daily flights on South African Airways to Kasane & Victoria Falls Airport.

Guests flying into Victoria Falls will be collected by their accommodation on the start date of the retreat and transferred to Kasane Airport (about 2 hours drive). Guests flying into Kasane Airport will be met with the rest of the guests coming from Victoria Falls at the Airport and transferred to the Lodge (about 2.5 hours drive).

Day 1
On arrival at Kasane Airport you will be met by your yoga teacher and host, then make your way to Nambwa Tented Lodge. The drive to the lodge is somewhat of a game drive where you will see various animals and local villages. At the Lodge you will be welcomed and briefed on your Yoga Safari Adventure.

Settle into your luxurious accommodation and relax before your first yoga session as the sun sets in the floodplains in front of the lodge. Welcoming dinner and one on one individual sessions ….

Day 2
• AM yoga session next to the Kwando River at the lodge
• Breakfast is served at the lodge
• Morning with Reiki/Shaman healing
• A healthy light lunch is served at the lodge on the main deck
• High tea is served
• Depart on a game drive with a yoga session in a remote area in the park
• Sundowners served at Horseshoe Bend
• Night drive back to the lodge
• Dinner is served at the lodge

Day 3
• AM Yoga session in front of the lodge in the floodplains beyond
• Guided Game walk
• Arrive at a hide overlooking Long Lagoon where coffee, tea and warm muffins are served
• Continue the walk back to the lodge where a full breakfast is served
• Rest of morning with Reiki/Shaman Healing
• A healthy light lunch is served at the lodge on the main deck
• Afternoon at leisure with Reiki/Shaman healing
• High tea is served
• Sunset yoga
• Dinner is served at the lodge

Day 4
• Early morning game drive, stop for a yoga session in the bush as the sun starts to rise
• Coffee and muffins served in the bush after the yoga session
• Continue on the morning game drive and return to the lodge
• Depart on a short boat cruise to the private Island for a full brunch
• Rest of the morning and afternoon at leisure with beauty treatments available
• Yoga session at the lodge
• Sundowners served on the vast deck at the lodge
• Dinner is served at the lodge

Day 5
• AM yoga session at the lodge
• Breakfast is served at the lodge
• Morning with Reiki/Shaman Healing and Chakra balancing sessions or beauty treatments
• A Healthy light lunch is served at the lodge on the main deck
• High tea is served
• Depart on an afternoon boat cruise, stop for a yoga session in the bush as the sun starts to set
• End with sundowners on the boat, then meander back to the lodge
• Dinner is served at the lodge

Day 6
• AM yoga session at Long Lagoon, short walk back to the lodge
• Breakfast is served at the lodge
• Morning with Reiki/Shaman Healing and Chakra balancing sessions or beauty treatments
• A healthy light lunch is served at the lodge on the main deck
• High tea is served
• Afternoon at leisure followed by yoga as the sunsets in front of the lodge
• A short boat cruise takes everyone to a private island for a bush braai (African bbq) weather permitting

Day 7
• Today your yoga retreat comes to an end, but before it does, one last yoga session out in nature, followed by breakfast. Transfer to either Kasane Airport or Victoria Falls.
• The drive back to the airport is the perfect chance to reflect on the last few days…
• Please note: An additional night in Victoria Falls to end can be added depending on your international flight departure details. A pre-night at the beginning of the tour and a post night at the end are recommended to give you a relaxed start and end to your holiday. Please contact us for recommended hotels and activities in Victoria Falls.

Nambwa Tented Lodge is a luxury lodge situated in the heart of KAZA and the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park. The lodge and it’s surrounding areas lends itself to an idyllic sanctuary for retreats, with inspirational activities, bush catering events and chefs providing meals in harmony with yoga retreat objectives. The lodge will be used exclusively for our Yoga and Meditation Retreat dates.

Nambwa's unquenchable desire to create the most authentic African experience takes you drifting down the unspoilt Kwando River. Explore the fauna and flora up close and personal on a bush walk or a game drive with experienced guides or paddle through the safe backwaters of the Kwando River in a traditional hand crafted mokoro. A visit to a traditional village allows you the opportunity to understand the local life and culture of our people. The infamous Horseshoe Lagoon is the ideal spot for a sunset yoga session after a riveting game drive. As night falls experience the drama and spectacle as it unfolds beneath you.

Honouring the elephants’ right of way, a timber walkway, towering above these giants, meanders through the trees and joins the ten luxurious tented suites of exquisite comfort. Tastefully decorated with natural colors and evoking a gentle balance of serenity, the decadently spacious tented suites open completely and emanate a feeling of vastness and opulence.

As dawn breaks your morning tea or coffee, together with homemade biscuits, are personally delivered to your tent by our Chef. From the privacy of your tree house deck, watch the sky illuminate with hues of purple and amber and re-energize for the days adventure ahead.

The main feature, and the heart of the lodge, is the majestic viewing deck, also used as a yoga deck, from where your “open to sky” dining, with rewarding views of the floodplains below, are more than often the playground for large herds of elephants, buffalo and plains game that later seek refuge and security under your tented suite for the night. The elegant Safari Lounge creates a perfect fusion of energy and relaxation, which emphasises a sense of place. A library with a mixture of vintage artifacts and books, as well as small relics found on site while building the lodge on this historical military area, all encourage a touch and exploration.

Often, a game drive away from the lodge becomes so unnecessary as the elephants and wildlife meander through the camp. Sundowners are then enjoyed from the safety of the decks or lengthy walkways, only meters above these animals as they traverse below you and go about their feeding