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8-Day Botswana Yoga & Stargazing Safari
with Yoga instructor Deborah Carter

June 13-20, 2019

An intimate safari limited to just 6 special guests
8 days on safari for an incredible US$ 5,900.00 per person sharing

Journey with qualified Yoga Teacher Deborah Carter on a safari of a lifetime, deep into the wilderness of Botswana, including Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta. Experience yoga and stargazing in pristine environments. Breathe clean air and leave the technological world behind as you nurture your body, mind and spirit. Immerse yourself in the natural world and learn to be at one with nature –– both earth and sky. Come back home to yourself. The safari is limited to just 6 special guests, so sign up quickly to avoid missing out, as it is sure to sell out fast.

The Botswana Yoga and Stargazing Safari is being offered at an incredible price of just US$ 5,900.00 per person sharing. You can secure your place with a deposit of US$ 1,770.00 per person so email info@yogasafari.com now to sign up and secure your place.

Highlights of this unique 8-Day Botswana Yoga & Stargazing Safari include:

  • Yoga sessions, led by yoga instructor Deborah Carter
  • Safari drives in specially designed 4 x 4 vehicles in the famous Moremi Game Reserve
  • Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta
  • A night drive in a private concession area with your guide
  • See elephants, zebra, giraffe, lions and many more animals in their natural environment
  • A nature walk with your professional guide to learn more about life in the wilderness
  • Marvel at the clarity of the stars in the night sky away from light pollution
  • Journey out on a boat to enjoy the translucent waterways of the Okavango Delta
  • Enjoy spending time on a remote island in the magical Okavango
  • Learn about Mindfulness, Meditation and Relaxation
  • Enjoy wholesome meals prepared by camp chefs
  • Stay in semi-permanent and permanent tented camps in a variety of wilderness areas
  • Sleep in comfortable beds with linen and enjoy showering in en-suite bathrooms
  • Take home a happier heart, clearer mind, nourished soul and a renewed vigour for life

All the above for only US$ 5,900.00 per person sharing with a single supplement of US$ 1,700.00 per person. This amazing trip is limited to just 6 people, so make sure you secure your place by sending an email to us on info@yogasafari.com.

Price Includes: 6 nights permanent tented camp accommodation with fixed bed, full linens, and en-suite bathroom with towels; 1 night fly camp with camp bed, high-density foam mattress, and bed roll with full linen and pillow; “Al Fresco” en-suite bathroom with portable toilet and warm bucket shower, and towels; all meals from light lunch on the day you arrive to breakfast on the day you leave; daily yoga, stargazing, a guided morning walk; mineral water; table wine served during evening meal; morning and afternoon safari drives; night drive in a private reserve; Botswana Park Fees; boat transfers, boating excursion and a scenic light aircraft flight back to Maun on your last day.

Price Excludes: International & regional flights, airport taxes, visa costs, any drinks not mentioned above, optional activities/excursions, gratuities, items of a personal nature (phone calls etc.), anything not mentioned in the Price Includes above and mandatory medical and trip curtailment insurance.

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3-Day Soul Healing Yoga & Stargazing Retreat featuring the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
with Yoga instructor Deborah Carter
and Astronomer Stephen James O'Meara

Starts on June 21 and ends on June 23, 2019

3 days Yoga & Stargazing retreat only US$ 599.00 per person sharing

Journey with Deborah Carter and Steve O'Meara on a weekend retreat of yoga and star-gazing visiting 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$ 599.00 per person sharing. Space is limited and sure to sell out fast, so contact us now on info@yogasafari.com to sign up and secure your place on our annual Soul Healing Yoga & Stargazing Retreat.

Highlights include:

  • Yoga, meditation, relaxation, and stargazing to help Soothe your Soul
  • Healing yoga sessions, led by yoga instructor Deborah Carter
  • Taking time to be alone on the vast, ethereal, Salt Pans and feel the earth breathe with you
  • Meditating as the Sun sinks below the flat horizon, perhaps witnessing the 'Green Flash' phenomenon
  • Pristine clear night skies away from light pollution
  • Learning about the stars and planets from Stephen O'Meara's wealth of stellar knowledge
  • Getting tips on how best to photograph the spiral arms of our very own galaxy: The Milky Way
  • Gazing into the flickering flames of the camp fire and losing yourself for a moment or two in quiet contemplation
  • Drifting off to sleep in your bedroll under the magnificent, star-filled night sky
  • Experiencing soothing silence and taking time out to truly Be with yourself
  • A special meerkat encounter with a family of habituated meerkats
  • Sharing your experiences with your new-found friends
  • Taking home a happier heart, clearer mind, nourished soul and a renewed vigour for life

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 info@yogasafari.com to make sure you secure your place. The price is US$ 599.00 per person sharing, single supplement of US$ 150.00 per person.

The rate includes: Chalet accommodation (on first night), cosy bedroll on the pans; meals (1 × dinner, 1 × lunch & 1 × breakfast); tea and coffee, 1 litre water; yoga sessions led by Deborah; and stargazing with Steve; plus the services of a guide to take us to the pans and the meerkats.

Soft/alcoholic drinks and tips are extra, and we need to provide transport in our own 4×4 vehicles to the lodge.

Space is limited and sure to sell out fast, so contact us now on info@yogasafari.com to sign up and secure your place on our annual Soul Healing Yoga & Star-Gazing Retreat.

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7 Days - Sky & Telescope's
Stargazing Safari in Botswana

July 29 - August 4, 2019

Join former Sky & Telescope 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 ringed planet Saturn and Jupiter will be overhead seen against the central region of our Milky Way. We will be arriving on the peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower (one of the best from Botswana), and activity is predicted to persist during our stay; the radiant will be overhead in the early morning.

Spend 2 nights at Dinaka in the Kalahari Desert: Our group will be an intimate party of just 16 guests and 2 tour leaders. We will take game drives by day and enjoy stargazing at night. Your astronomer-leader Stephen James O’Meara has chosen Dinaka because at night the sky is as big as you’ve ever seen it, with the stars touching the horizon all around you. Amazing images can be taken of the Milky Way directly overhead.

Spend 2 nights at Shinde in the Okavango Delta: The Okavango Delta is an area with virtually no light pollution so the skies are clear and bright and perfect for our Stargazing Safari. Steve 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. While at Shinde we will venture out by boat and mokoro to experience the magical waterways of the Okavango Delta.

Spend 2 nights At Savute Elephant Lodge 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. August is winter in Botswana, which means it’s cold, but as we know, this also means clear skies!

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 16 guests, so please contact us as soon as possible to secure your place.

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15-Day Namibia Photographic Safari

September 7 - 21, 2019

Join experienced safari host Deborah Carter
and her Astronomer husband Stephen James O'Meara

on an incredible Photographic Journey through Namibia

15 Days Exploring Namibia's Diverse Land

September 7 - 21, 2019

from The World's Tallest Sand Dune
to the incredible Wildlife in Etosha National Park

Prices start at just
US$ 6,250.00 per person sharing (depending on the number of guests traveling)

Encounter the Soul of Africa,
on your Namibia Driver/Guided Safari.

  • Our intimate eight-guest limit means you receive personal attention from Deborah, Stephen & your driver guide.
  • In order to experience Namibia's incredible landscapes we drive between locations in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Climb to the top of the world's largest sand dunes.
  • Visit the world's oldest living plants, some over 1000 years old.
  • Venture out to sea in search of whales, dolphins and seals.
  • Sleep out under the stars in the Sand Dune camp.
  • Safari in custom built 4x4 vehicles, in Etosha National Park.
  • Visit Cape Cross to see the Cape Fur Seals.
  • Interact with the Himba people of Namibia and learn about their culture.
  • Deborah offers optional daily yoga sessions throughout the safari.
  • Learn about the night sky from Stephen and how to photograph the stars.
  • Accommodation is in comfortable hotels and lodges.
  • All meals are included from breakfast on Sept 8 to breakfast on Sept 21.
  • All of the above and more is included in your 15 Day Namibian Safari, and prices begin at just US$ 6,250.00 per person sharing, starting and ending in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Not included: flights, visas, travel and medical insurance, drinks, items of a personal nature and tips.
As this safari is limited to just 8 special guests, and has good price tag, it is likely to sell out fast so email us now on info@yogasafari.com to secure your place.

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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.

Day 1 – 4

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.

Day 12

After breakfast today you may either head back to Maun or add and optional extension to Victoria Falls in Zambia. (Email us on info@yogasafari.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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Makgadikgadi Salt Pans Yoga Retreat – inc. Meno A Kwena & Pans (Sample)

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.

This unique Pan Yoga Retreat includes: Accommodation, tented at Meno & bedrolls on the pans, meals, yoga sessions with Deborah & the services of a guide. Drinks are extra and we need to provide transport in our own 4x4 vehicles.

Contact us on info@yogasafari.com to book your space or call +267 6800540 to find out more.

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