7 Day Yoga Safari in Africa with Alisha Smith

About This Event

Join Yoga Teacher, Alisha Smith for 7 days of yoga and meditation at Nambwa Tented Lodge, the only luxury lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park. The surrounding area is not only renowned for it’s large herds of Elephant and inspirational activities, but it lends itself to an idyllic sanctuary for retreats.

YOUR YOGA EXPERIENCE

Having completed over 1000-hours of trainings in India, Thailand, Bali and Hawaii, Alisha now shares her love for yoga by teaching at retreats and workshops around the world. She weaves guided meditations, pranayama and creative flows into her classes that are designed to nourish the mind, body and soul.

Mornings are set to begin with a yoga practice out in nature, gently awakening and energizing your body. 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 surrounding nature and wildlife whispering rejuvenation into your soul as the world awakes.

The remainder of the day will be spent on guided excursions, relaxation or optional massage treatments. As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon yoga practice with Alisha. Evening classes are yin-based in style to help you unwind and relax after a wonderful day of adventure. An incredible way to end the day and quiet your mind before dinner under the starlit skies…

 There will be 2 yoga sessions planned daily, held at different locations on the reserve. Alisha takes extra care to design thoughtful, fresh sequences that cater for all levels, and she offers modifications and personalized instruction throughout her classes.

ALISHA’S GOAL IS TO SHARE LIFE-CHANGING TOOLS TO HELP YOU TO CULTIVATE UNSHAKEABLE STRENGTH, A PEACEFUL MIND AND A BLISSFUL STATE OF BEING.

"Alisha knows how to connect with her students like no one else. With her beautiful meditative voice and flowing sequences, she creates an energy that makes me leave her classes reborn each and every time".

Event Highlights

  • Daily Yoga and Meditation in nature
  • EXCLUSIVE LUXURY LODGE
  • Guided Game drives & Bush walks
  • VEGAN/VEGETARIAN MEALS
  • Boat cruises on the River
  • Sundowners

Schedule

Day 1 - Monday, 25 November

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 Retreat.
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 with Alisha.

Day 2: Tuesday, 26 November
• 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: Wednesday, 27 November
• 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: Thursday, 28 November
• 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: Friday, 29 November
• 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: Saturday, 30 November
• 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: Sunday, 1 December
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.

Venue Highlights

•The area is renowned for it’s large herds of elephant and their regular visits under the walkways seemingly unperturbed by our guests who are so privileged to get that close to Africa’s largest mammal. 
•Nambwa Tented Lodge boasts a viewing deck and an al fresco dining area with a large seated fire pit area, which is ideal for watching game on the floodplain below. 

Accommodations

TENTED SUITE DETAILS & AMENITIES 
• Tented Luxury Suite built 4-6 meters above the ground on wooden platforms 
•  En-Suite bathroom with Shower, Free standing Bath Tub, double hand basins and a private toilet. 
•  Fans in all tents 
•  220V plug points for charging equipment 
•  Hair dryer 
•  Outside viewing deck 
•  Private Lounge 
•  Mosquito Nets 
•  Personal laptop safe 
•  Tea/Coffee station with hot water and home made biscuits personally delivered to your tent in the morning  
•  Complimentary in-room mineral water 

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

At Nambwa they take immense pleasure turning every meal into a memorable experience. Their locally trained Chefs illustrate their artistic flair of local and traditional influences. They delicately prepare ingredients sourced from local subsistence farmers and add spice to these culinary delights to evoke a spark of the art and elegance of fine dining.

Our retreat package includes three plant-based meals a day that have been lovingly prepared by our chefs, as well as nourishing smoothies, superfood elixirs, and herbal teas.

Directions

FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS

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.

If you are flying from Windhoek, there are flights with Air Namibia from Eros Airport to Katima Mulilo. You will be transferred from the Airport to the Lodge.

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).

Tags: adventure africa meditation nature safari yoga

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