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7 Days - Sky & Telescope's
August 6 - 12, 2018
Join Sky & Telescope’s Editor in Chief Peter Tyson and former S&T editor and astronomy author Stephen James O’Meara for an unforgettable experience in the heart of southern Africa. Take daytime safaris to see lions, elephants, hippos — all the large wildlife you’d expect from a classic African safari — and at night view the incomparable Southern Sky, including the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, the Tarantula Nebula, and other celestial wonders. As a special treat, the red planet Mars and the ringed planet Saturn will be near overhead seen against the center of our Milky Way; Venus will be near its greatest western elongation with mighty Jupiter 70° high. It’s a Southern Hemisphere planetary feast.
Spend 2 nights at Sable Alley: Our group will be an intimate party of just 24 people. We will take game drives by day and enjoy stargazing at night. Your astronomer-leader Stephen James O’Meara has been to the area and chosen a fine location, away from the camp, from which to view the magnificently clear Botswana night sky through binoculars and telescopes. Amazing images can also be taken of the Milky Way directly overhead.
Spend 2 nights at Makgadikgadi Pans: We have chosen the Pans for these two nights as they offer the optimum in stargazing of perhaps anywhere on our blue planet. They are comprised of vast salt pans that were once the bed of an ancient super lake. They are flat and white, have no trees or rocks, and stretch out in all directions as far as the eye can see. At night the sky is as big as you’ve ever seen it, with the stars touching the horizon all around you. August is winter in Botswana, which means it’s cold, but as we know, this also means clear skies!
Spend 2 nights in Savute: Savute Elephant Lodge is where we will spend most of our time viewing wildlife; we will still be viewing the stars nightly, but from the safety of the camp and our tents. We will do our best to minimize light pollution in the camp, so we get the best possible view of the night sky.
To sign up or find out more visit http://www.skyandtelescope.com/sky-telescopes-2018-stargazing-safari-in-botswana/. Space is limited on the Stargazing Safari to a maximum of 24 guests, so please contact us as soon as possible to secure your place.
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Join Yoga Instructor
September 15 - 22, 2018
8 Days in this Pristine Wilderness for just US$ 4,995.00 per person
Come back home to yourself, and allow Deborah's healing yoga and the wilderness of Botswana to show you the way.
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4-Day Soul Healing Yoga & Star-Gazing Retreat on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
June 15-18, 2018
4 days Yoga & Stargazing retreat only US$ 795.00 per person sharing
Journey with Deborah Carter and Steve O'Meara on a weekend retreat of yoga and star-gazing in the magical Salt Pans of northern Botswana. Our annual retreat is an intimate affair, limited to only 10 guests.
This year we are offering the retreat at a special rate of US$ 795.00 per person sharing. Space is limited and sure to sell out fast, so contact us now on email@example.com to sign up and secure your place on our annual Soul Healing Yoga & Star-Gazing Retreat.
Highlights of the retreat include:
If the above sounds like something your body, mind and soul is longing for, then contact us soon to sign up. Space is limited to just 10 guests so don't hesitate to get in touch now on firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you secure your place. The price is US$ 795.00 per person sharing, single supplement of US$ 260.00 per person.
The rate includes: Chalet accommodation, cosy bedroll on the pans; meals (3 x dinner, 2 x lunch & 3 x breakfast); snacks; tea and coffee; yoga sessions led by Deborah; and stargazing with Steve; plus the services of a guide.
Soft/ alcoholic drinks and tips are extra, and we need to provide transport in our own 4x4 vehicles.
Space is limited and sure to sell out fast, so contact us now on email@example.com to sign up and secure your place on our annual Soul Healing Yoga & Star-Gazing Retreat.
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12-Day Special Nepal Yoga and Stargazing Safari Adventure staying in Lodges, Luxury Tents and Hotels
with Yoga instructor Deborah Carter
Oct 21 - Nov 1, 2018
12 days in luxury accommodation for just US$ 5,570.00 per person sharing
Journey with Deborah Carter and Steve O'Meara on a Yoga and Stargazing Safari Adventure in the magical kingdom of Nepal. Enjoy daily yoga and stargazing sessions, visit some of the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu, moderate hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas and meeting with locals in mountain villages, a river float & raft, and a safari in the Chitwan Jungle with a chance to see the endangered Armoured Rhino and Gharial Crocodile.
Price US$ 5,570.00 per person sharing with a US$ 1,250 single supplement. Limited to a maximum of 10 special guests. So make sure you contact us early to reserve your place. An advance payment of US$1,250.00 secures your place. Send an email to us now on firstname.lastname@example.org so you don't miss out.
Some of the highlights of this magical 12 day Yoga & Stargazing adventure:
It is also wonderful to be able to chat to your guide and learn about Nepal and the Nepalese people, who are such gentle, kind, accommodating, and respectful people. Many can't help coming away from Nepal feeling they have been blessed.
Prices include: all accommodations, all meals (except lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara), all transfers, domestic flights, guides for each phase, porters for the treks, trekking permits, sightseeing of Boudhnath & Bhaktapur in Kathmandu, river rafting on Seti River, yoga, stargazing, all local taxes, sightseeing, village visit, day packs (trek packs are loaned), walking sticks, water bottles, poncho, souvenir sun hat and scarf, coffee, tea, filtered water at Basanta Lodge, Seti River Camp and Kasara Chitwan Lodge, happy hour drinks at Basanta lodge and Seti River Camp.
Prices exclude: Flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal visa ($25 on arrival at Kathmandu Airport), gratuities, drinks not mentioned in the price mentioned above, lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara, items of a personal nature (phone calls, emails etc.) mandatory evacuation, medical and trip insurance.
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Botswana Yoga Safari (Sample)
Botswana has a varied ecosystem that includes: vast salt pans where oryx stand tall against the white earth, the wetlands of the Okavango Delta where hippos display for their territory, Moremi Game Reserve where lions roar and the Chobe National Park where elephants abound. On our Yoga Safari we traverse these areas in 4 x 4 game drive vehicles, motor boats and on foot (when outside the national parks) getting up close to the animals in order to take the best photos. Our fully serviced, en-suite, tented mobile safari camp takes us to the heart of these locations giving us the best opportunities to view the game and practice our Yoga in one of the last remaining untamed environments. We will also enjoy dining al fresco under the stars and dream the night away in comfortable beds. (See last paragraph below for more info on our mobile safari camp). The Yoga Safari is limited to a maximum of ten guests.
This 11 night Yoga Safari offers 1 night at a lodge in Maun, 3 nights at our camp in Nxai Pan, 4 nights in Moremi Game Reserve and 3 nights in the Savuti region of Chobe National Park.
The first night is spent at a lodge in Maun getting to know everyone. Early next morning we head off to our private camp in the Nxai Pan National Park where we are on the lookout for zebra, oryx, springbuck, eland, bat eared foxes, lions and hyena to name a few of the animals that can be seen in the area. We’ll find a special place each day to practice Yoga and experience the wilderness from a different perspective other than our 4 x 4 vehicle.
Day 5 – 8
Our next destination is Moremi Game Reserve where we have the opportunity to see leopards, lions, giraffe, hippo, crocs and baboons. Each animal has its own way of surviving in the wild and your guide will explain how they all interact with each other. One of our days will be spent on the water in a motor boat seeing what lies within the crystal clear waterways of the Okavango Delta. Each day we’ll lay down our mats and connect with the natural surroundings through a unique Yoga session specially created for our Yoga Safari, which also includes guided meditations.
Day 9 – 11
From Moremi we move north to the Savuti area in Chobe National Park where a multitude of animals roam the area including impala, kudu, zebra, wildebeest and elephant. We’ll visit ancient Bushmen rock paintings and find a quiet spot to practice our Yoga daily. We’ll spend our last night together reminiscing and sharing stories about our special Yoga Safari.
After breakfast today you may either head back to Maun or add and optional extension to Victoria Falls in Zambia. (Email us on email@example.com for information on adding an extension)
The Botswana Yoga Safari offers a classic, up-market mobile safari where we head from Maun to Nxai Pan to Moremi to Savuti and back to Maun accompanied by the same camp crew and camping equipment throughout. Our private campsites offer an authentic bush atmosphere while still maintaining a great deal of comfort. We sleep in walk-in canvas tents, with beds, en-suite shower and toilet, a small veranda area with camp chairs, a small table and a washbasin. Battery-powered lights provide illumination at night. Our camp is fully catered, with three-course meals, including wine, soft drinks and water all prepared daily by our camp chefs. A laundry service is also included. When we move camps every three to four days, the camp crew break down the camp after we depart on our game drive and then while we are out on safari, they go ahead in a large 4x4 truck to set up at the new location before our arrival later that day. We get to practice Yoga everyday on our mats in this pristine wilderness making this type of safari the only way to fully experience the spirit of the wild! We look forward to having your join us on this unique adventure.
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One of the most spiritual places on our blue planet is in the vast salt pans of the Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans National Park in Botswana and that is where the next Yoga Retreat is to be held. Imagine being in an environment that is totally flat, from horizon to horizon, 360 degrees around you, without a tree or a bump to hinder your view. And then imagine being in the same environment in the still of night, with the heavens ablaze with a trillion stars coating the sky above you and tumbling down to the earth. That is the meaning of true magic. The feeling of this experience cannot be put into words it can only be lived, so why not do just that and join Deborah and a small group of like-minded souls on this amazing Pans Yoga Retreat.
The first night of the retreat will be spent at Meno A Kwena where the Boteti River is a hive of activity with zebra and elephants quenching their thirst. We’ll have a yoga session over looking the river before sunset and supper. The next day we’ll venture to the pans for a yoga session and a picnic lunch on the edge of the salt pans. We’ll then drive to find the meerkats before heading deep into the pans to have a yoga lesson that will help us tune into this ethereal environment. We’ll spend the night on the pans, snuggled up in our bedrolls, falling asleep to the sound of the earth breathing.
At sunrise the next day we’ll greet the dawn with a sun salutation followed by breakfast after which we’ll head back to Maun.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space or call +267 6800540 to find out more.
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