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Join Yoga Instructor
Deborah Carter on an incredible
Yoga Safari in Botswana

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.

  • Deborah Carter, qualified as a yoga instructor in 2001, guides you through healing yoga sessions in the heart of Botswana, one of the last remaining wildernesses left on Earth.
  • Our intimate six-guest limit means you receive personal attention from Deborah & your guide
  • Deborah is on hand to give you tips for your personal yoga and meditation practices.
  • Your guide will amaze you with his knowledge of the animals, birds and their habits.
  • Safari in custom built 4x4 vehicles, accompanied by your professional guide and Deborah, who has over 20 years of safari experience.
  • Accommodation is in comfortable, permanent tented camps. All meals are included from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 8, and wine & water are also included with dinner.
  • Experience the magical waterways of the unique Okavango Delta on a motor boat excursion.
  • And enjoy a scenic flight over the magical Delta.
  • All the above for an incredible price of only US$ 4,995.00 per person sharing, starting and ending in Maun, Botswana. Excludes international flights, tourism levy, travel and medical insurance, other drinks and tips.
  • Take time to slow down and reconnect with your spirit in the wilderness of Botswana.

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4-Day Soul Healing Yoga & Star-Gazing Retreat on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
with Yoga instructor Deborah Carter
and Astronomer Stephen James O'Meara

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 info@yogasafari.com to sign up and secure your place on our annual Soul Healing Yoga & Star-Gazing Retreat.

Highlights of the retreat include:

  • Yoga, meditation, relaxation, and stargazing to help Soothe your Soul
  • Healing yoga sessions, led by yoga instructor Deborah Carter http://yogasafari.com/about_us.html
  • Venturing to the pans and driving through remote villages to see how people live simply
  • 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
  • Learning about the stars from Stephen O'Meara's wealth of knowledge http://yogasafari.com/about_us.html
  • 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
  • Sitting back, relaxing, and allowing nature to calm you as you watch the animals come to the river
  • 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$ 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 info@yogasafari.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
and Astronomer Stephen James O'Meara

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 info@yogasafari.com so you don't miss out.

Some of the highlights of this magical 12 day Yoga & Stargazing adventure:

  • Flying into Kathmandu and seeing the snow capped Himalaya's poking their heads through the clouds
  • Boudinath Stupa adorned with colourful prayer flags flapping in the breeze, and Buddhist monks, swathed in orange robes, walking around the base of the temple reciting their never-ending prayer: Om Mane Padme Hume! 
  • Taking a stroll through the streets of Thamel with its colourful shops, great restaurants and eclectic mix of people
  • A short flight to Pokhara offering some stunning close-up views of the mountains
  • Walking in the foothills of the Annapurnas, passing through quaint villages and varied landscapes
  • Yoga stretches to help ease the stiffness of your muscles
  • The pink shades of sunrise against the ever-present mountains
  • Meeting children and families along the trail and finding out how they live
  • Friendly knocks on your bedroom window as you hear the words, "Good Morning! Would you like tea or coffee?"
  • The wondrous variety of birdlife and multitude of painted butterflies
  • The stunning views of the snow capped mountains from the lodge and the gorgeous marigolds adorning the pathways  
  • The beauty of the stars and photographing them against the moonlit mountains
  • The tranquillity of the Seti River camp and the excitement of rafting the [gentle] rapids
  • The foot massage! The back massage! The rest and relaxation at the camp. The stories around the camp fire
  • Walking in the environs of Seti River to see the birds or meet with people who transverse the river from a nearby village.
  • The elephant ride in Chitwan’s jungle in search of the endangered one horned rhino
  • Boat ride to a jungle reserve to see the fascinating and critically endangered Gharial crocodile.
  • The magic of spending time with like-minded people in an environment steeped in history and wonder.

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.

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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