Luxury Yoga Safari
March 10 – 19, 2019
Our Africa Yoga Retreat is uniquely designed for the healthy traveler who enjoys the perfect blend of luxury and simplicity! The adventure begins with three nights at the beautiful Sediba Lodge in South Africa, where we do yoga alongside the Big 5 and enjoy hot tubs on the deck at night under the starry African sky!
Next we drive a few hours north to the luxurious Tuli Lodge in Botswana — stepping into a magical retreat, with peaceful walking safaris, exciting game drives, cultural excursions and a profound exploration of your own inner nature through power of yoga and meditation.
Flow of the Day
Mornings are glorious and full of wonder as we head out on a guided walking or driving safari, communing with animals, birds, trees and plants. Upon return to the lodge, we enjoy a delicious brunch. Then there is free time to rest, swim in the pool, spot wildlife nearby or stroll on the lodge’s self-guided nature trail.
After a leisurely siesta, convene for an afternoon Hatha yoga session outdoors on the peaceful safari lodge grounds. Then join in a cultural adventure, such as having lunch in a local village or visiting a fascination Unesco World Heritage site. Late afternoon before we set out for our sunset safari, luxuriate in an elegant high tea and prepare for another magical adventure on the savannah!
The hours after sunset are for enjoying the profound relaxation that comes with living according to nature’s cycle. Eat together al fresco under the glittering night sky. It is a calm time to share the experiences, insights and joys of the day.
Tuli Safari Lodge
You are invited into an intimate world of nature, animals and fascinating history on this unique walking and driving yoga safari. Our gem of a lodge, Tuli Safari Lodge in the rugged Tuli Reserve (famous for Africa’s largest elephant herds), is a complete retreat with its own pool, walking trails and gardens. You haven’t seen the night sky until you’ve dined here under a canopy of a million stars.
Yoga & Fitness
Exotic Yoga Retreats Program
All our Exotic Yoga programs are designed for mixed levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. We emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence — and the joie de vivre of yoga! Your EYR leader on this Africa Yoga Retreat is South African yoga teacher Nina Butler, an experienced and passionate teacher and writer on the subject of yoga.
PRICING & ITINERARY
Our mission is to Open Your World with culturally rich, life-changing holidays in exotic locations. We market worldwide to attract a diverse and interesting profile of clients.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE
8 - 15 people
SOLO TRAVELERS, FRIENDS
More than half of our guests are solo travelers, so you will never feel alone on an EYR retreat! We also love welcoming couples, friends, mother-daughter duos and even the occasional father and son!
EYR is delighted to welcome families with children who are well behaved and mature enough to participate in adult conversation. Please inquire if you have further questions.
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Experience the magic!
- 10-day / 9-night yoga safari retreat
- Immerse in nature: unique walking and driving safaris with a highly trained guide
- Expand your practice: daily outdoor yoga classes
- Awake: Stay in two luxury safari lodges with your own private terrace overlooking the African bush
- Explore: a World Heritage archaeological site and lunch in a local village
- Savor: gourmet cuisine based on local produce, for all dietary preferences
- Go deeper: meditate at sunset alongside the Big 5!
- Relax and refresh: afternoon high tea, sundowners and magical sunset meditations
- Experience: a once-in-a-lifetime connection with nature!
Africa Yoga Retreat Includes:
- 3 nights at Sediba Lodge in South Africa
- 6 nights at award-winning eco-lodge Tuli Safari Lodge in Botswana
- Airport pick-up and all intra-Africa retreat transport
- Three meals daily: delicious local dishes with option of meat or vegetarian meals on request
- En-suite, luxury rooms with daily maid service
- Swimming pool
- Exotic Yoga Retreats Yoga and Meditation Program
- 1 yoga class daily with South Africa yoga teacher Nina Butler
- Cultural excursions
- Airfare to Africa
- Alcoholic beverages
DEPOSIT – $1,000
Reserve your spot with a $1,000 deposit. The deposit is nonrefundable; however, should you cancel your reservation 90 days or more in advance of the start of the retreat, you may apply your deposit toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat occurring within 12 months of the date of the initial retreat that you registered for.
FULL PAYMENT DUE 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE
Full payment is due 90 days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat.
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
IF YOU CANCEL YOUR RETREAT
–90 days or more prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months.
–31-90 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.
–0-30 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits.
To officially cancel, you must send an email to EYR stating that you wish to cancel.
IF WE CANCEL THE RETREAT
We have never had to cancel a retreat; however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot, however, compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that Exotic Yoga Retreats must cancel a yoga retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund; it will depend on EYR receiving a refund from the venue or tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Good coverage can protect you if:
–you cancel your participation in the yoga retreat
–the retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
–your luggage is lost or delayed
–you become ill or injured and need medical care or repatriation