Set Departure Safari

5-Day Yoga & Walking Safari in Northern Kruger National Park

"Step into the Wild - Your Safari Adventure begins here."
Price 2,552 USD * (See price tab)
Country
South Africa
Duration
4 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas, Walking Safari
Location
Kruger National Park
Kids Min Age
18

This exclusive walking safari and yoga adventure offers you the opportunity to explore this magnificent and unforgettable part of Kruger National Park in a truly unique manner. Your private guides will enrich your experience of this location, turning it into a captivating and awe-inspiring journey of discovery amidst breathtaking landscapes and incredible wildlife.

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery amidst the untamed beauty of the Northern Kruger National Park with our exclusive 5-Day Yoga & Walking Safari: From Sole to Soul. Set in the heart of South Africa’s iconic wilderness, this immersive experience invites you to reconnect with nature, nurture your body and mind, and forge unforgettable memories.

Located in the pristine wilderness of Pafuri, Northern Kruger National Park, our safari camp awaits, nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes and teeming with life. Led by our expert hosts and guides, Sabrina and Jan Hendrik, this intimate retreat promises a truly personalized adventure, with a maximum of eight participants ensuring individualized attention and authentic connections.

Each day entails revitalizing yoga sessions and tranquil meditation practices, inviting you to awaken your senses and align with the rhythms of nature. From sun salutations against the backdrop of golden savannas to mindfulness exercises amidst ancient baobab trees, every session is a journey inward, deepening your connection to yourself and the world around you.

But the magic doesn’t end on the yoga mat. Venture out on guided walking safaris, immersing yourself in the wonders of the African bush. Traverse lush, wild terrains, track elusive wildlife, and witness the raw beauty of Pafuri up close. With four nights’ accommodation in our rustic yet comfortable Walking Safari Camp, you’ll sleep beneath the stars and awaken to the symphony of the wild, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Beyond the thrill of encountering magnificent wildlife, Pafuri offers a sanctuary for the soul, where moments of awe and wonder are plentiful. Whether it’s witnessing a majestic elephant herd, marveling at a vibrant sunset over the Luvuvhu River, or simply basking in the serenity of the wilderness, each experience is a testament to the profound beauty of the natural world.

Join us on this extraordinary journey of exploration, adventure, and transformation. From sole to soul, discover the essence of Africa in its purest form, and leave with a heart full of memories and a spirit renewed.

highlights

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in the rustic unfenced Walking Safari Camp in Northern Kruger National Park
  • Explore a safari experience that goes beyond the typical tourist adventure
  • Yoga sessions and meditation practices out in nature
  • Private vehicles and activities for our small group
  • Small group of max. 8 – along with Sabrina and Jan Hendrik as your expert hosts and guides
  • Pafuri boasts a vast and varied landscape, from breathtaking vistas to lush, wild terrains
  • Experience the thrill of encountering magnificent wildlife. Pafuri is home to an abundance of life, providing ample opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts

map and overview

guides

Sabrina Krattinger

Visiting southern Africa for the very first time Sabrina fell in love with the wild African bush and all the wildlife. Since then she regularly traveled to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Kenya. The enthusiasm for the bush led her to her Field and Trails Guide Qualification. Originally from Switzerland Sabrina offers guiding in English as well as in German.

Yoga is part of Sabrina’s practice. The feeling yoga gives her is the reason why she likes to share her practice during our yoga safaris with our guests. She completed a 200h yoga teacher training in Berne, Switzerland and added later on another 300h in South Africa. With it Yoga became an even more important part of her life, not only on the mat but in her daily life.

Jan Hendrik Hanekom

Jan Hendrik is a passionate Professional Field Guide with over 14 years of experience in the African bush which took him to many countries across Africa. Born and raised in South Africa Jan Hendrik offers guiding in English and Afrikaans.

By walking more than 2’000 hours in over 15 different Reserves and National Parks with Big Five qualified Jan Hendrik as a Professional Trails Guide and Tracker. As a FGASA-registred mentor he offers Mentorship Trails for future trails guides. He has a special passion for birds and flowers. Walking with Jan Hendrik is always an Adventure and his enthusiasm for the African bush is contagious.

start dates

Further dates available upon request (Minimum number of participants: 4 people).

28 October 2024 - 1 November 2024

detailed itinerary

Day 1 - 5:

We would like to offer you a glimpse into a typical day on our Yoga Safari and provide an overview of what you can expect during your days in the bush. While we prefer to maintain flexibility to accommodate the movement of animals, their behaviour in various seasons, the interests of our guests, and external factors like weather, we still believe in providing a structured outline to give you an idea of your experience with us.

Your adventure begins early in the morning when we pick you up from your accommodation in Hoedspruit, where you spend the night before your safari. We embark on a scenic private game drive through Kruger National Park, traveling north into the Makuleke Concession, also known as Pafuri.

Even this drive through Kruger National Park offers glimpses of its diverse wildlife. During our journey, we stop for a light breakfast in one of the Kruger Restcamps, providing a beautiful view.

After reaching our camp, you’ll have time to settle into your tent, where you’ll spend the next few days. At 15:00 h, High Tea awaits you before we set out on our first safari activity to introduce you to this stunning area.

Here’s an overview of what a typical day might look like:

  • 5:00 | Wake-up
  • 5:15 | Morning Meditation
  • 5:45 | Enjoy Coffee, Tea, Rusks, Muesli, Muffins, and Fruits
  • 6:00 | Morning Walk: We set out early on foot from camp or drive to a different area for a walk
  • 11:00 | Return to camp, with the specific time depending on the day. Shortly after our return, breakfast will be ready for you. Afterward, you have personal time to relax, enjoy the camp, read a book, or take a nap
  • 13:30 | Yoga Asana Session in Camp
  • 15:00 | High Tea
  • 15:30 | In the afternoon, we might embark on a walk from camp or take a game drive to explore the area
  • 18:00 | Enjoy the sunset with refreshments around the fire
  • 19:00 | Dinner

During our walks, we always keep an eye out for the Big Five, but we also focus on the smaller wonders of nature, including insects, birds, trees, flowers, tracks, signs, and more. We aim to teach you how nature is interconnected, with every element having its purpose and unique strengths.

Amidst this stunning wilderness, we take the time to not only venture through the African bush on foot and by vehicle but also to immerse ourselves in the various aspects of yoga. Our mornings commence with a tranquil meditation, accompanied by the melodies of birds and the rising sun. Once a day, whether within the camp or out in the wild, we practice yoga asana.

As John Lennon wisely said, ‘Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.’ This philosophy is true for the bush as well, which is why we adapt our schedule to the ever-changing natural world around us.

price

Price 2024

Safari Tent with Ensuite Bathroom: ZAR 46.500,00 per person

Single Supplement: ZAR 10.000,00 per person

(Minimum 4 participants – Maximum 8 participants)

 

Preis includes:

  • Accommodation as stated above.
  • All meals.
  • Drinks (Select wines, local beers, soft drinks, water, select spirits, coffee and tea).
  • Morning and evening safari activity.
  • Morning meditation and afternoon yoga session.
  • Community & Conservation Levy.
  • Kruger National Park Entry Fee.
  • Transfer from/to Hoedspruit with Game Drive through Kruger National Park.

Price excludes:

  • Flights and airport taxes.
  • Pre and post safari accommodation.
  • Other transfer.
  • Other meals (Meals in Kruger National Park on transfer).
  • Other drinks at the camp.
  • Gratuities.
  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines, etc.).
  • Entry Visa Fees.
  • Bank Charges.

additional information

Expectations

  • The camp is unfenced and situated within wildlife areas with all sorts of creatures venturing through.
  • Expect warm to hot temperatures during the day with cold to very cold nights
  • Charging facilities available throughout
  • As with any tour, unfortunately we cannot control the weather or indeed the wildlife. The itinerary will be flexible to make the most of the weather and any target species.
  • Travel insurance is a must.

Additional Information

  • Services subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Times of activities, meals, transfers is subject to change.
  • Given the nature of this safari, the age restriction is a minimum of 18 years paying full fare.
  • Maximum age is 65. Anyone older than this is required to produce a medical certificate providing that they are physically able to participate in the activities and terrain in which the safari tour will be conducted in.
  • PLEASE NOTE that whilst we endeavor to accommodate guests at the above stipulated camp, we reserve the right to replace such with one of a similar standard and location.
  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • Rates are quoted as per person.

Helpful tips

  • Visas/Passport: Please ensure: 1) that you have pre-arranged your entry visa if required; 2) that your passport is valid for at least six months after your scheduled departure date from South Africa; 3) that you have a minimum of 2 consecutive clear pages. If this is not the case, there is a danger of being turned away by the Immigration Service on arrival at the airport – assuming your airline has agreed to bring you and risk a fine in the first place.
  • Health: No vaccinations are mandatory but please consult your doctor for medical advice. Parts of South Africa are considered to be malarial so we recommend consulting your doctor about the use of anti-malarial prophylactics (normally Malarone), especially if visiting during the summer (December to April) – subject to advice from your own doctor.

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