Spectacular Safari and Yoga Holiday in Botswana

Botswana, Botswana
12 - 22nd June 2019 (Wednesday - Saturday, 10 nights)

New for 2019!

We have been exploring Botswana finding the best Safari Yoga holiday package for you and we are so excited for what we have in store, providing the best balance of Safari and Yoga in this unforgettable holiday. We have crafted the holiday around the full moon on the 17th, where you will enjoy Moonlit Yoga in the Okavango Delta.

Over 10 nights, 11 days we will be exploring the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta and the Khwai Concession, with options to extend your stay and experience the natural wonder of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In each location you will be staying in your own private, purpose built Safari Camp with your own guide and driver. Rise with the sun before heading out early to spot fresh lion tracks walking straight past the camp or evidence of a passing herd of buffalo not far away, enjoy Yoga under the stars and experience this magical country via boat, game drives, plane and foot.

We have organised a full itinerary for you to experience everything a Botswana Safari Yoga holiday has to offer.

 

 

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£5,665.00 £5,150.00

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Currently Taking Expression of Interest. Please email info@adventureyogi.com

Prices are based on two people sharing a room with an ensuite bathroom.

This is a once in a lifetime trip, so to help with payments, we can organise a payment plan to help you manage your payments over a year.

For example:
If you booked in June 2018 with early bird price of £5150:
Initial payment 30%: £1545
6 payments every 2 months of £600

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Chetana has been on her path from young age and has been teaching for 20 years. Having lived and immersed herself in her practice she teaches with wisdom and knowledge and playfulness.  Drawing on many yoga styles she fuses it all together from hatha, vinyasa flow, and restorative yoga.

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About the yoga

Our Safaris are planned very carefully to coincide with when you are most likely to see wildlife, therefore on our Safari Yoga holiday we have handpicked incredible locations for your daily Yoga classes, which will fit around your Safari activities. We  have a small number of guests, so you know you will receive as much personal guidance as you need. We tailor our classes to the personal needs of each guest. Expect an inquiry into many schools of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Acroyoga, Partner Yoga.

 

Highlights

  • Stay in Private Purpose Built Camps in stunning locations
  • Traditional Mokoro Excursions along the Okavango Delta
  • Enjoy full board breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks
  • Daily Yoga in unforgettable locations
  • Stay in 4 separate areas: Maun, Central Kalahari Reserve, Okavango Delta and Khwai Concession
  • Option to extend your stay to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Moonlight Yoga under the African night sky
  • Private guide and car for the duration of your stay
  • Experience wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Full moon Yoga in the Okavango Delta
  • See hippos, elephants, amazing bird sightings, lion, buffalo, wild dogs, and so many more

More about your Botswana Safari Yoga Holiday - 1st night - Maun

After your journey, we have planned for you to stay in Maun, only 2km away from the airport. Here you will stay in a beautiful lodge on the banks of the Thamalakane River and on the doorstep to the famous Okavango Delta. After welcome drinks, snacks and settling in, we will hold an optional evening Yoga class, welcome briefing and Dinner, ready for your 9 nights out on Safari.

Central Kalahari 13th-16th June - nights 2 - 4

Your Safari Yoga Holiday begins!

Staying in your own purpose built private camp, with a Luxury Safari Tent, activities here may include boating, mokoro excursions and guided walks, dependent on your preferences and which areas you select to visit after instructions from your private guide. Your guide assesses where would be the best area to head depending on what calls were heard during the night as well as the tracks found on the road and off you go to investigate further. Part of the unique appeal of Botswana is that the wildlife moves naturally and you are actually ‘searching’ for them, which can lead to the most amazing sightings and a great appreciation and respect for the bush.

Okavango Delta 16th- 19th June - nights 5 - 7

After three nights on land, your Safari Yoga holiday will continue onto the Okavango Delta.

If a template was created of the ideal wildlife habitat, it would be modelled on the Okavango Delta.

This sprawling expanse of grassy plains and wetlands in northern Botswana was the 1,000th site to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2014. The area is protected by both the Moremi Game Reserve, on the eastern edge, and the many designated wildlife areas within Ngamiland.

The higher waters not only benefit the big cats, hippos, elephants, and buffaloes but also assist the five distinctly different Okavango peoples – Hambukushu, Dceriku, Wayeyi, Bugakhwe, and Gxanekwe – to navigate the vast oasis in their ‘mokoro’ (a traditional Delta dugout canoe).

Here you will have options to discover the area by boat and foot, and our camp is in a private luxury safari tent camp.

Khwai Concession 19th-22nd June - nights 8 - 10

To concluded your Safari Yoga Holiday, we will finish off in the beautiful Khwai Concession.

The private Khwai Concession lies on the northern border of the legendary Moremi Game Reserve however is significantly more secluded as a result of it being a private concession. There is excellent game viewing here all year round; the range of habitats within close proximity of one another is a defining characteristic of this concession.

High impala populations lead to reliable leopard sightings here, having been established as a game viewing concession for some time, the wildlife is habituated to the presence of vehicles which in turn leads to exceptional game viewing. Lion, cape buffalo and elephant are common sightings here as well in addition to the excellent wild dog sightings. For those with an interest in bird species the concession boasts an estimate 345 species, of particular note are African hawk eagle, hooded vulture, wattled crane, secretary bird and a long list of others.

Optional: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 22nd-24th June

If you would like to extend your stay, you have the option to finish your holiday in the stunning Victoria Falls.

Instantly recognisable as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls are quite simply breath-taking. Situated in the eponymous national park, the spectacular waterfalls represent a dramatic feature of the powerful Zambezi River, described by many as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.

Columns of spray are visible from miles away and at its peak during the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water – per minute – cascade over the edge, along a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge one hundred metres below.

We can organise a full itinerary for you should you wish to extend your trip into Zimbabwe!

 
Included
  • 1 night stay in Maun hotel, dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from the airport on our recommended flight times
  • 9 nights full board stay in private twin safari tents
  • Daily Yoga class
  • Full Board meals: Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch
  • Welcome Snacks and Drinks on arrival
  • All drinks
  • All internal transfers, including internal flights and boat transfers during the holiday
  • Private Vehicle and guide throughout
  • All National Park fees
  • Moonlight Yoga in the Okavango Delta
  • All game drives
  • Car, boating, and walking Safaris
  • The friendly and qualified AdventureYogi team to make sure you enjoy every moment!
Not included
  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Tips
  • Any extra activities
  • Any unforeseen increases in tax or government fees
  • Optional extension to Victoria Falls

On your first night you will stay at a hotel close to the aiport, for convenience and settling into the area. Your lodge is situated on the banks of the Thamalakane River and on the doorstep to the famous Okavango Delta. Accommodation consists of double and twin rooms, all air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms.

After this you will spend 9 nights in private, purpose built mobile safari camps, with full board breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks daily. You will have a private vehicle and guide throughout.

We set up your wilderness Yoga experience within your camp daily, so you experience your practice in the unspoiled natural environment.

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Flights

The airport you need to look at flights to is Maun.

You can fly to Maun via Johannesburg with Virgin Atlantic and Air Botswana.

Transfers are included in the price, recommended flight times are TBC.

Visas
British nationals do not need a visa to enter Botswana for stays of up to 90 days. Please click here to find out if you need a Visa if you are not a British National.

Early Bird: £5150pp in a shared room / luxury tent with en-suite bathroom

Standard price: £5665pp in a shared room / luxury tent with en-suite bathroom

Included: Everything! From the start of the holiday until the last day

Not Included:

Flights to Johannesburg South Africa

Connecting Flight to Maun

All Visas, injections, insurance

Frequently Asked
Questions

Do you have any availability?

Most retreat will show the availability on their specific page. If you are unsure or need to book for a larger group, you can always contact us before placing your order.

Whats the booking process like?

To reserve your space we ask for a £150 (UK) or £250 (abroad) deposit immediately, paid online on the page of the retreat you want to join, or over the phone by credit or debit card. We will then send you out your final invoice, your booking form and ask your room preference. We then ask you to pay the full amount 6 (UK) or 8 (abroad) weeks before the retreat or holiday. You can pay online, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal. Please call 01273 782734 to pay over the phone by debit or credit card. Two weeks before the retreat we will send you your welcome pack via email, and help you iron out any concerns you may have.

How do I pay for my retreat or holiday?

Firstly, pay your deposit online on the page of the retreat or holiday that you would like to book. We will send you a confirmation and your final invoice to pay. You can pay online by card, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal.

I haven’t done much yoga before, can I come?

We have designed our weekends and weeks for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practising for years. All our teachers are very experienced and are more than capable of adapting the classes to all levels. Our ethos is about being open & friendly, and we set up our business to spread the incredible word of yoga to people who perhaps wouldn’t have gone on a yoga retreat before. So don’t be shy, there is no time like the present to start your journey with yoga.

What is included in the price of a yoga holiday?

You will find everything included by looking under "what's included" tab on this page. If you have any particular request or requirements, feel free to contact us.

Do I have to attend all the Yoga sessions?

Of course not, we understand we all want different things. Our two-hour sessions normally also include meditation or mindfulness, so it's worth giving it a go.