Women’s Yoga & Mindfulness Safari Retreat
- Type: Retreat
- Location: Lower Zambezi, Livingstone, Mana Pools, Lake Kariba, Lusaka, Zambia & Zimbabwe
- Dates: Jun 21, 2021 - Jul 03, 2021
- Time: N/A
- Host: Helen Davies - Rock My Adventure
Our beautiful journey will take us to the Lower Zambezi National Park, the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park, Lake Kariba, and magical Victoria Falls.
On this life-changing safari retreat, we’ll be spending time in nature and being fully present, for the ultimate healing environment, whilst working to unblock the chakras (energy points) in the body and engaging with the elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether, light & consciousness) through daily yoga, meditation, breathwork.
Practicing yoga in the wild is a humbling, calming, and unique experience. You will leave feeling de-stressed, energised and rejuvenated. Plus, there will be a few surprises along the way.
This yoga and mindfulness safari retreat is suitable for all levels. Even if yoga is completely new to you, you will enjoy and benefit from the experience. Yoga is for every body and beginners are very welcome.
Your tour fee includes a donation to a local project providing women’s reproductive health and family planning education, as well as reusable sanitary products, preventing menstrual absenteeism and helping to keep girls in school.
“Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming.” (Aadil Palkhivala)
About Your Facilitator – Helen DaviesHelen is the Founder of Rock My Adventure and Travel Blogger at Helen in Wonderlust, as well as an experienced Africa Tour Leader, certified RYT 200 Ashtanga & Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher, Chakradance™ Facilitator, and Reiki Master. Helen is passionate about the healing benefits of yoga and brings a down to earth, nature-inspired and personal approach to her teachings.
Tour Dates: 21 June – 3 July 2021
Cost: £3,295 + $1,000* (local payment, paid on arrival).
What’s Included12 Nights Luxury Accommodation.
12 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 11 Dinners.
Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Safari Guides.
Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information.
Daily Yoga – Vinyasa Flow/Kundalini.
Daily Meditation & Breathwork.
2 x Cacao Ceremonies.
Land & River Safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.
3-Day Safari in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.
House Boat on Lake Kariba.
Victoria Falls (Zambian side).
Zambezi River Sunset Cruise (light dinner & drinks included).
Donation to a local project providing women’s reproductive health and family planning education, as well as reusable sanitary products which help to keep girls in school, avoiding menstrual absenteeism.
ItineraryDay 1: Lusaka, Zambia
Arrive in Lusaka and transfer to your accommodation for the night. Relax and get to know your fellow yogis during a welcome dinner.
Your Rock My Zambia & Zimbabwe Adventure & Retreat starts here.
Muli Bwanji and Namaste. x
Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
Activities: Welcome Dinner
Day 2 – 3: Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia
After breakfast, we’ll make our way to Zambia’s stunning Lower Zambezi National Park and our homely lodge, situated right on the river.
After a healthy lunch, there will be time to settle in, swim in the pool and relax before our afternoon yoga session, followed by an evening sunset cruise along the Zambezi, where you will have chance to see some of the incredible wildlife.
The following day, we’ll be up early to catch a boat to the park gate, where we’ll jump into our safari vehicle and go on the first game drive of the trip.
We’ll spend most the day in the national park before heading back in the afternoon for a magical sunset yoga session overlooking the river.
Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp (Tented Chalet, Proper Beds, Ensuite)
Activities: Opening Circle & Cacao Ceremony, River Safari, Safari Game Drive, Daily Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork
Chakras: Muladhara (Base), Swadhisthana (Sacral)
Elements: Earth, Water
Day 4: Chirundu, Zambia
In the morning, you’ll have the option to join in with our morning yoga session, before we make our way to the border town of Chirundu where we will rest and regroup before the next part of our adventure.
Again, we’ll stay near to the river and there will be an opportunity to take a canoe trip down the river before our sunset yoga session.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
Activities: Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork
Chakra: Manipura (Solar Plexus)
Day 5 – 8: Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
The following morning, we’ll make our way over the border into Zimbabwe and the next incredible destination of the trip – the legendary Mana Pools National Park, famous for its abundance of elephants as well as African wild dogs and big cats.
Again, we’ll be staying by the river, close to nature, in a mobile eco-camp to ensure we leave a small ecological footprint and preserve the nature of this glorious place.
Our time here will be filled with safaris and nature walks, bush dinners, and nights under the stars, as well as yoga, breathwork and meditation practices.
If we’re lucky, we may get the chance to do yoga whilst elephants bathe in the river near to us! Imagine that – meditating with elephants… magical!
Meals: 4 x Breakfast, 4 x Lunch, 4 x Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Eco Camp (Ensuite, Cot Beds, Bedding Provided)
Activities: Game Drives, Nature Walks, Daily Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork
Chakras: Anahata (Heart), Vishuddha (Throat), Third Eye (Ajna), Sahasrara (Crown)
Elements: Air, Ether, Light, Consciousness
Day 9: Lake Kariba, Zambia
After breakfast, we’ll make our way to the shores of Lake Kariba, on the Zambian side.
We’ll spend the night here on our own private houseboat where we’ll enjoy an integration & celebration party to mark the end of our journey through the elements and chakra system – letting go of anything that doesn’t serve us, inviting in what does, celebrating new beginnings and dancing in the moonlight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activities: Cacao Ceremony, Celebration Dinner/Party, Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork
Day 10 – 12: Livingstone, Zambia
Our last destination on the retreat is Helen’s favourite place in Africa – Livingstone, the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is also known as the adventure capital of Southern Africa, so whilst we’re here there will be one free day for you to enjoy some of the amazing activities on offer.
These include white water rafting, swimming in the ‘Angel’s or Devil’s Pool (rainfall dependent as to which one is open when we visit), microlighting over the falls, swimming under the falls (seasonal), bungee jumping, jet boating or taking afternoon tea at The Royal Livingstone Hotel.
One of Helen’s favourite activities, is taking a cycling trip through the villages surrounding Livingstone with a local social enterprise, where you will have the chance to support the local communities and get a glimpse into life in Zambia.
Or, if you’re feeling slightly less adventurous you may just want to chill by the pool or visit the local market to buy beautiful African chitenge fabric – it’s up to you.
On our last day, we’ll visit Victoria Falls and enjoy a yoga and meditation session near to this magical natural phenomenon.
In the afternoon there will be some free time to relax by the pool or do a bit of last-minute shopping before we say goodbye over a light dinner and drinks on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River where we may be lucky to spot more animals, such as elephants, hippos and giraffes.
Meals: 3 x Breakfast, 1 x Dinner, 1 x Light Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
Activities: Daily Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork (except on Day 11 which is a completely free day), Victoria Falls, Sunset Cruise
Day 13: Departure Day
Today is a sad day as we say goodbye to our new soul sisters, but you will leave feeling de-stressed, energised, and completely rejuvenated from our life-changing adventure in the wild.
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