YOGA FLAME FEST' RETREATS
Escaping into the heart of Africa
8th - 15th of June 2024, Botswana, Africa
Soft Launch: Exclusive Intimate Retreat Adventure
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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN AN 8-DAY INTIMATE YOGA & SAFARI RETREAT IN BOTSWANA. A JOURNEY NOT JUST OF THE BODY, BUT OF THE SOUL AND SPIRIT.
At Yoga Flame, we believe in expanding horizons. One of our cherished members, inspired by regular practices at our studio, is opening the doors to Munga Plains – a space where the wild heart of Africa beats strongest. Here, we combine the comfort of community with the thrill of exploration, offering an experience that resonates deeply with our vision.
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8th - 15th of June 2024
EMBRACE THE WILD
Munga Plains is not just a location; it’s the heart of our retreat. Here, in the untouched beauty of Chobe National Park, you will experience a unique blend of serenity and adventure. With daily yoga sessions, safari experiences, and cultural immersions, each moment at Munga Plains is curated for profound personal growth and connection with nature.
UNFOLD YOUR RETREAT WITH LEAD TEACHERS FROM OUR SWISS TEAM
We believe that true transformation and healing arise when one is fully immersed in the natural world. To guide you through your unfolding journey, we will be accompanied by Dounia & Carole, who will be offering Yoga Sculpt, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and other surprising practices during the retreat. They will lead the entire program and seamlessly connect all aspects of the retreat, allowing you to delve deeper into your personal growth.
DISCOVER THE UNTAMED BEAUTY
Experience a wide range of activities and adventures at our retreat. Immerse yourself in local culture, understanding the harmonious bond between the people and the land the call home. Reconnect with its majesty, and find inspiration in its rhythms. Enjoy walking safaris, Mokoro journeys, and curated game drives. Immerse in local culture and relish traditional feasts under the African sky.
8th - 15th of June 2024
12 spots only
Embrace the power of Self-Investment - Where the best returns await you!
What is included
7 nights in comfortable accommodation / Wholesome meals and drinks
All transportation, including to / from airport
Daily yoga practices with Dounia & Carole
Daily activities: Visit to Victoria Falls, daytime and nighttime safaris, walking trails, Mokoro experience, traditional dance immersion, boat cruise and much more surprises!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Extra drinks and food / All additional activities
GOOD TO KNOW
No vaccine required / No time zone changes
Flight departure from GVA : Friday 7th of June at approx. 10pm
Flight arrival back to GVA : Sunday 16th of June at approx. 8am
Total days off from work : 5 days
Flight cost approx. : CHF1’000
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Join our WAITING LIST by pre-booking your spot below.
FULL INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2023.
We’re excited to see who’s ready to embark on this remarkable adventure with us!
In Bali, even during the rainy season, the rain is sporadic and light, often limited to 2-3 hours and typically in the mornings, and not every day. The days are mostly sunny, providing a perfect balance for our retreat activities.
The Yoga and Safari Retreat at Munga Plains in Chobe National Park, Botswana, offers an 8-day transformative journey combining yoga, meditation, and nature exploration. The retreat is conducted by experienced instructors Dounia and Carole, who will offer a variety of yoga practices like Yoga Sculpt, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin Yoga, suitable for all levels of experience. The safari experience at Munga Plains is unique, featuring walking safaris, night game drives, and Mokoro journeys in the flooded plains. Participants will have opportunities to connect with local culture and wildlife, ensuring a deeply personal growth experience and a profound connection with nature.
At Munga Plains, guests will stay in comfortable « glamping tents » that offer a blend of luxury and outdoor experience. Both single and shared double room options are available, equipped with all necessary amenities for a comfortable stay including double beds, in-suite bathrooms, and wardrobes. These accommodations provide a cozy and immersive way to experience the wilderness of Botswana.
Yes, the retreat includes cultural immersion activities. You can engage in local village tours to understand the bond between the people and the land, and participate in traditional feasts under the African sky. These activities provide an opportunity to connect with local customs and traditions, enhancing the overall retreat experience.
All transportation from Victoria Falls Airport to Munga Plains is included, aligned with the Ethiopian flight schedule from Geneva. If you choose to arrive earlier or depart later than the scheduled retreat dates, you will be able to coordinate additional transportation arrangements with Munga Plains. Please note that flight tickets to and from the retreat are not included in the package.
Absolutely. The yoga retreat at Munga Plains is crafted to accommodate all levels of yoga practice. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, the experienced teachers will tailor their guidance to fit your individual needs, ensuring a fulfilling and personal yoga journey.
The retreat includes wholesome meals and drinks designed by Ednah Rosen (https://ednahrosen.com/), and specific dietary needs will be catered for. Participants are requested to communicate any dietary restrictions or preferences to Yoga Flame prior to the trip to ensure their needs are adequately met.
For the safari retreat, it’s recommended to pack clothing suitable for both warm days and cooler nights. Essential items include comfortable clothing for yoga and outdoor activities, sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, personal medication, warm clothing for evenings, and a flashlight or headlamp.
There are no mandatory vaccination requirements traveling to Botswana and Zimbabwe. However, it is recommended to be up to date with routine vaccinations and consider vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, as these are advised due to potential risks from contaminated food or water.
Importantly, if you are arriving from or have transited through a country with yellow fever risk, a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate may be required.
For comprehensive and current health advice, please refer to the Fit for Travel website or consult with a healthcare provider.
Yes, you can extend your stay at Munga Plains after the retreat. Munga Plains can act as a local travel agency and assist in organizing the rest of your trip in Botswana and the surrounding region, including arrangements for mobile safaris or stays in other lodges. It’s typically recommended to book these extensions through a travel agency due to logistical complexities in the region.
As we will be landing in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and then entering from Botswana, a double entry visa is required (purchase upon arrival).
- For UK and Irish citizens: US$70.
- For Swiss and other EU citizens: US$45.
- Payment: Ensure you have the visa fee in US dollars available upon arrival, as credit card facilities may not be available at the port of entry.
- No Visa Required for short stays (up to 90 days) in Botswana.