STILLNESS ON SAFARI
6 day Safari Tour Package
Become silent, become one with nature.
“Silence is essential. We need silence, just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Safari translates from Swahili to journey or to travel. Experience magnificent wildlife in their stunning natural habitat on an African safari, as well as an elevated inward journey of self-discovery and inner peace.
Rise to new heights as you practice yoga, surrounded by the African wilderness and encounter the Big 5 up close and personal. Become one with the vulnerability of nature and be present in every gifted moment.
Days will be filled with yoga sessions in nature, wildlife encounters that will leave you amazed and ending the day in a ethically approved private nature reserve while being spoiled with delicious food for the body, mind & soul.
Situated on South Africa’s malaria-free Garden Route, Kariega Game Reserve spans across 10,000 hectares of pristine Eastern Cape wilderness and is home to the famous Big 5 as well as a multitude of African wildlife including hippos, giraffes and zebras just to name but a few. The reserve is also a paradise for mesmerising birdlife, including resident and migrant birds. Be sure to be blown away by all this region has to offer.
The game reserve is located in the coastal belt of 1820 Settler Country, a natural extension to a visit to Cape Town and a trip along South Africa’s beautiful coastline. The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth and it is an 80 minute drive away, the seaside village of Kenton-on-Sea is a 10 minutes drive and the historic town of Grahamstown can be reached in half an hour.
Experience close up game viewings of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle. This Safari Yoga adventure will leave you inspired, rejuvenated and feeling connected with mother nature. Join us during this 6 Day Safari Yoga Retreat and experience life in it’s full glory.
27 July – 1 August 2020
As per your flight details you will be collected from Port Elizabeth Airport and safely transported to Kariega Private Game Reserve, it’s about a 1h40 minutes scenic journey.
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your accredited yoga teacher and enjoy a welcome drink whilst taking in the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. After checking in, you will have time to make yourself comfortable in your room before your first safari yoga experience.
18h00 – Yoga on the porch
19h00 – Dinner
21h00 – Welcome ceremony
Become part of the stillness of the bush, be the silence. In the evenings your daily plan for the following day will be discussed & confirmed with you, but look forward to a variety of activities such as informative and magnificent game drives, breathtaking game walks through the bush with a passionate & certified guide, kayaking trips, bird-watching and of course daily yoga and meditation session to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Combining this safari and yoga experience, creates a perfectly balanced tour package that will leave you in ‘awe’.
Inclusions & Exclusions
UNFOLDING OF THE DAY
Each morning by first light we will depart on our private safari, welcoming the day with our sun salutations in various surprise venues, have your mats ready! Upon returning a scrumptious breakfast awaits. The rest of the morning we will have time for relaxing at the pool, more optional activities and some workshops on breathing techniques.
After spending some time savouring the silence of the bush, we will start our afternoon yoga sessions outdoors (weather permitting). We then enjoy afternoon tea before setting off on our evening game drive. In Africa the sunset deserves a special toast, which we will do in style with sundowners in the Bush.
As the day bleeds into night and the silence settle over our surroundings, we will follow nature’s cycle. Dinner will be a feast around a table with shared stories and experiences. After sharing a lazy meal, we have enough time for a deep rest and dreaming up more adventure for tomorrow.
27 July – 1 August 2020
R 34 000,00 pp