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YOGA SAFARI

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME RETREAT

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BE IN NATURE, OBSERVE AFRICAN WILDLIFE & DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE WITH MAGGIE JAMES

14-20 April 2024 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RETREAT AND...

  • see wildlife all day every day: watch the animals from your bedroom, the pool and your yoga mat

  • stay and sleep in a fully catered cottage in the wilderness, in one of the largest conservation areas on Earth, the (O)Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Park. Sit by the campfire, under the Milky Way lighting up the night sky and listen to the magical sounds of the bush

  • walk along the breathtaking Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World

  • safari walks and game drives to explore other National Park areas with experienced rangers

  • daily yoga, breathwork and meditation

  • safari dinner cruise on the Zambezi river looking at wildlife from the water

  • optional (for additional fees): white water rafting, local community experiences, elephant encounters, helicopter ride over the falls and many more unforgettable life experiences 

  • be in an exclusive small retreat with 8 participants

YOUR SAFARI HOME

  • 4 exclusive cottages overlooking the national park and a watering hole

  • each cottage has twin (2 single) beds/ 1 king size bed, en-suite bathroom and a veranda

  • swimming pool 

  • delicious meals prepared by our in house chefs, plus a few meals eating out in other restaurants

  • plenty of space and outdoor seating to take time for yourself

  • optional beauty / massage treatments in house

  • 10 min drive to the Victoria Falls waterfalls as well as town centre

HOW TO GET HERE

  • nearest airport: Victoria Falls International Airport with daily direct flights, happy to recommend routes, currently ~£800 LON-VFA return for our dates

  • airport transfer included from VFA to our retreat venue

  • please msg for any further questions re transportation and logistics

HOW TO BOOK

  • from: £1595 per person based on double occupancy of a Twin room, with en suite

  • Early Bird price ends: Sep 30 2023

  • message me here to book & with any questions

  • Bring a Buddy (if you book for 2 people to share a room) Early Bird: £1,595 pp ; After Sep 30: £1,695 pp

  • Shared Twin Room (if you book solo, sharing the twin room with another solo traveller) Early Bird: £1,650 pp ; After Sep 30: £1,795 pp

  • Single (Cottage all to yourself) Early Bird: £2,295 ; After Sep 30: £2,495

  • Family stay option available at the sister-Hotel next door (starting at £250pppn extra, please message for precise quote)

 

£400 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space.

Full payment /or minimum 2nd instalment due: +£400 by Nov 30 2023

Full payment due (last instalment due): Feb 1 2024

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE (TBC)

6:30 Sun rises, a quiet cup of tea, watching the animals coming to drink

7 Yoga

8:30 Breakfast and free time, pool, visit to a cafe etc.

12  Lunch

1:30 Afternoon Game drive / Trip to see the Falls

5 Yoga

6:30 Dinner in or occasionally out

sitting by the fire with a cup of tea

ABOUT YOUR HOST, MAGGIE JAMES

Maggie​ is an experienced 550+hours yoga teacher; she has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching since 2017. She lives between Wales and Zimbabwe with her family, and is passionate about sharing the joy and compassionate nature of yoga and the beauty and grounding of the African wilderness. Read more about your host here

INCLUDED

  • 7 days & 6 nights accommodation

  • transfer to & from VFA airport

  • 3 meals a day, some meals out (arrival day: dinner and departure: breakfast)

  • complimentary tea and coffee at venue

  • entry to National Parks, sustainability levy to stay in National Parks

  • Pure Africa luxury Zambezi cruise

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa: on arrival at Victoria Falls International airport you might need a Visa. UK visa is $55 single entry, or $70 if you want double entry (if you'll be travelling to Zambia and back again for example)

  • extra activities

  • yoga equipment, please bring your own although happy to discuss special requests

  • insurance: please take out travel insurance which includes practicing yoga (most standard travel insurance will include this, but please check)

  • laundry, tips for cleaning staff - good to have some $ (USD) cash for this, I can advise depending 

  • Alcoholic drinks

FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS):

  • Weather? April is my favourite month here. Not too hot, but still hot enough to swim. Most days will be all sunshine, statistically April has only 1 day with rain.

  • Is it safe with the animals so close? Yes, our venue is fully fenced and protected, and all game drives will be with highly experienced, qualified guides

  • Is there malaria? Please consult your GP and follow their guidelines. (To put your mind at ease though, we have not heard of anyone getting malaria in Vic Falls in the last years, but I'd still recommend take malarone to be safe.) 

  • Zambia / Livingstone? I am happy to explain options for a visit or day trip.

  • I want to go on further safaris/exploration/stay longer after this retreat, can you help arrange? Yes, happy to. 

Wake up to the sounds of the African bush;

walk in the footsteps of elephants,

observe rhinos from a safe distance, with just the trees and your trusted field guide between you;

Return home to a wholesome breakfast on the veranda and watch the wildlife come and go around camp; 

enjoy being in your body through an expertly guided yoga practice;

explore further areas of the wildlife area in the afternoon, visit the hippo by the river

return to base for a wholesome meal;

fall asleep early, to the sound of the African bush.

Repeat.

The joy of living naturally.

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