Set Departure Safari

Safari & Yoga Adventure in Botswana

"Blissful Botswana Safari & Yoga Adventure"
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Country
Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe
When to Go
March 2024
Duration
10 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas
Location
Hwange, Livingstone, Makgadikgadi Pans, Okavango Delta

Sole Yoga Holidays is absolutely thrilled to present the first Safari & Yoga Adventure in Botswana, March 20-30, 2024!

Botswana is considered to be one of the greatest safari destinations in Africa. And we can certainly see why! Between the majestic Okavango Delta, the salt pans of Makgadikgadi and the beauty of the Kalahari Desert we are so ready to explore this fascinating corner in Africa. We have put together an unforgettable 11-day / 10-night experience covering various, spectacular locations in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This private guided safari and yoga adventure allows you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in your own personal way. Your very own professional and experienced safari guides will enhance our enjoyment of these locations by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst gorgeous landscapes and wonderful wildlife. The knowledge, experience and attitude of the guides are critical to a successful safari experience and we are so thrilled we found the perfect team to guide us for our very special retreat.

Imagine a morning yoga practice with outstanding river views, hearing the roar of the majestic Victoria Falls and getting a front row seat to elephant and hippo crossings along the river. Shari truly can’t wait to share it all with you!

YOGA
Once per day you will practice yoga in a variety of amazing locations. Imagine a morning practice on a wooden deck overlooking the stunning savanna. Or, an afternoon meditation near the famous Zambezi River. This will be the most wonderful and unforgettable yoga experience in nature. Your host, Shari will guide you through a vinyasa flow and meditation. As always, Shari will listen to what the group needs and adjust accordingly for the best yoga practice.

highlights

  • Experience the incredible zebra migration

  • Visit the famous Baines Baobab trees

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya Park is home to the only wildlife area with white rhinos

  • River cruise on the Zambezi River

  • Sundowners overlooking the Khwai River

  • Heaven for birders—hundreds of species in this part of Africa

  • Experience the golden savannah plains of Hwange

  • The camp in Zimbabwe, Somalisa Camp was awarded the first GOLD Green Tourism certification

  • Sojourn to the infamous Victoria Falls

  • Elephant drinking pool at one of our lodges

  • The Retreat Benefits ABC Foundation Projects– mission is to partner with communities that are located near the camps to improve quality of life and achieve long-term conservation through programs focusing on: Education, Community Empowerment, and Conservation

map and overview

2 nights Migration Expeditions

3 nights Khwai Leadwood

2 nights Thorntree River Lodge

3 nights Somalisa Camp

guides

Yogi Safari with Shari in Botswana

Shari discovered the unlimited and positive effects of a consistent yoga practice over 15 years ago in San Francisco, California. Her journey included numerous disciplines, but it wasn’t until Ashtanga Vinyasa that she found her true yoga passion and was certified in 2010 in Florence, Italy (her other passion!). She now enjoys teaching a vigorous, playful and challenging vinyasa flow and core class accompanied by an equally dynamic playlist. She hopes through her teaching she can inspire others with the grace and love that she has found.
Shari has been leading yoga retreats and holidays with Sole Yoga Holidays for over 5 years in amazing locations from Greece to Israel to Zanzibar to Morocco and all over her adopted and gorgeous country, Italy.

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start dates

20 March 2024 - 30 March 2024

detailed itinerary

Overview

Our schedule varies per day. However, our basic info is listed below to provide an overview of the retreat.
Final schedule will be provided during our Welcome Dinner on our first evening of the retreat.

nxai pan four elephants sunset

March 20-22

On arrival at Maun International Airport we will be met by a driver for a road transfer to Nxai Pan Expeditions accommodations.
We will spend 2-nights exploring this unique national park which was established to protect the annual wildebeest migration.

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March 22-25

We return to Maun Airport. From here, we will board a small aircraft for a flight to the luxurious Khwai Leadwood Camp.
We will spend 3 amazing nights exploring the Okavango Delta with a variety of activities.

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March 25-27

We fly from Khwai to Kasane’s International Airport. On arrival you will be met by a driver for a transfer across the border to Zambia.
We check-in to the luxurious Thorntree River Lodge for a 2-night stay. Here is where we explore Victoria Falls and other magnificent areas with our expert guide.

March 27-30

A transfer will take you across the border to Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls International Airport.
We fly from here to Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park for our last 3 nights. This stunning location is filled with activities and wildlife.

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March 30

Fly from Somalisa Camp to Victoria Falls International Airport for departures.

price

Price:

  • SHARED ACCOMMODATIONS (TWIN BEDS/ COUPLES): $11,299 EACH
  • SINGLE ACCOMMODATION: $11,799
  • Retreat Limited to 10 people

Inclusions:

General:
  • Community & Conservation Levy
  • Community Focus Donation
  • Return transfers from Maun to Migration Expeditions
  • Flight from Maun to Khwai Leadwood
  • Flight from Khwai Leadwood to Kasane Airport
  • Transfer from Kasane airport to Thorntree River Lodge
  • Transfer from Thorntree River Lodge to Victoria Falls International Airport
  • Return flights from Victoria Falls International Airport to Somalisa Camp
Migration Expeditions:
  • Accommodation, all meals, beverages, laundry, return shared road transfers, and 2 shared activities per full day.
  • Activites: Morning & afternoon game drives and outings to Baine’s Baobabs.
Thorntree River Lodge:
  • Accommodation, all meals, beverages, laundry, return shared road transfers, and 2 shared activities per full day.
  • Activities: Sunrise & sunset boat cruises, visit to the Zambian side of the Falls (visit to the Zimbabwean side of the Falls in low water season excluding visa fees), canoeing safari, rhino walk, game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, catch & release fishing (not available in December due to breeding season), gym and spa* (spa treatments additional costs).
Khwai Leadwood & Khwai Bush Camp:
  • Accommodation, all meals, beverages, laundry, return shared road transfers, and 2 shared activities per full day.
  • Activities: Morning, afternoon & night game drives, walking safaris, mokoro (subject to water levels). ABCF project visit can be booked.
Somalisa Camp:
  • Accommodation, all meals, beverages, laundry, return shared road transfers, and 2 shared activities per full day.
  • Activities: Morning & afternoon game drives, and walking safaris. ABCF project visit can be booked

Exclusions:

  • Covid-19 testing.
  • Comprehensive Travel insurance.
  • Optional safari excursions (boat cruises, helicopter flights etc)
  • International flights.
  • Premium drinks
  • Gratuities.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Visa Costs

 

additional information

TRANSPORTATION/TRAVEL INFO:

Our retreat begins on March 20 at Maun Airport (MUB). Our representatives will meet us in the arrival hall of the airport. The recommended flight will be sent to all guests so we may all arrive together on March 20. Hotel suggestions will be sent out for the evening of March 19 (highly recommended to avoid any flight issues/ delays)
Departures are March 30 from Somalisa Camp to Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA). It is recommended to not book any international flight from VFA before 4pm on March 30.
Contact for more info on flights and travel.

Most citizens do not need a special visa for entrance in Botswana or Zambia. Zimbabwe requires a visa upon arrival. Please consult your specific country’s travel advisory for entrance into either of these countries.
Health information and vaccinations, can be reviewed on this website. Currently, there are no vaccinations required to enter, however please note there are several vaccinations that are highly recommended. Please review and consult with your physician. Travel insurance is REQUIRED for this retreat. PLEASE consult your travel agent for the best policy or contact us if you would like assistance. Upon booking, other information will be provided including packing lists, full itinerary and other important info on Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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