9 Day Gorilla & Chimp Trekking Yoga Retreat 2022/23

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Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia
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12 reviews
Duration: 9 days
Group size: 2 - 7
9 Day Gorilla & Chimp Trekking Yoga Retreat 2022/23
uganda

Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia
  • Email address verified
12 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 9 days
Group size: 2 - 7

About this trip

9-Day SAFARI, CHIMPANZEE & GORILLA TREKKING Yoga Retreat

Set your mind free as you explore and discover why Uganda’s diverse landscapes are so spectacular and home to the Mountain Gorilla.  This is a surreal, magical place where you will become one with your surroundings and where days are filled with wildlife encounters, whilst also focusing on your yoga practice.


We will be teaming up with Uganda Adventure Safaris, accompanied by their professional guide, Chris Ndyabagye, for the duration of the retreat. Chris will be showing us what makes Uganda so special as we hike the Murchison Falls and drive through 5 National Parks for a chance to see Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe, Lion, Hyena and Leopard, just to name a few. We will set out on foot to trek Gorilla and Chimpanzee, which will for sure be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. This is truly a unique experience as only a few people get to spend time with these beauties. There are just over a thousand mountains gorillas left in the world, and half of them are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where we will be trekking these gentle giants. There are 18 gorilla families that have been habituated for tourism purposes, and 17 of those are tracked in Bwindi. Uganda is also one of the only 3 countries in the world where you can do Gorilla Trekking. 


Yoga sessions depends on the day’s activities and travel time. Since most mornings start quite early due to all the amazing activities on offer and also the best time to view wildlife, you can expect a beautiful yoga flow most afternoons overlooking the jungle. Sessions will be a combination of pranayama, vinyasa flows and guided meditation - finding and creating space within. The therapeutic moves will allow you to go inward and become familiar with your own body as you link your breath and connect with nature. Here you will feel as if time is standing still, where living in the present moment is the only option. Your mind and body relaxed. The practice promotes a calming and meditative state that will benefit beginners to experienced students.


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What’s included

  • Accommodation
    for 8 nights
  • All
    meals
  • Permit
    Gorilla and ChimpanzeeTrekking
  • Wildlife
    Game drives
  • Professional guides
    for all activities
  • Private
    Yoga teacher
  • Daily
    yoga and meditation out in nature
  • Park fees
    All National Parks
  • Meet and greet
    on arrival
  • Transportation and fuel
    Duration of the retreat
  • Welcoming Gift
  • International
    Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuity
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
    incl alcohol and water

Available Packages

2022 Dates: Shared room
Available until 29 days before departure

Shared rooms with twin beds - 2 guests per room - for family members/friends or partners sharing. Price per person

$4,300
Deposit: $500
2022 Dates: Private rooms
Available until 29 days before departure

Private rooms for 1 person


$4,785
Deposit: $500
2023 Rates: Shared rooms
Available until 30 days before departure

Shared rooms with twin beds - 2 guests per room - for family members/friends or partners sharing. Price per person


$4,750
Deposit: $500
2023 Dates: Private rooms

Private rooms for 1 person

$5,250
Deposit: $500
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Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrival

On arrival, you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel where you will settle in after your flight. We will be staying at Lake Victoria Hotel, which during the colonial time was named it after the lake and also after Queen Victoria, the Queen of England. Relax at the pool or treat yourself for some ‘me-time’ at their Spa facilities. We will meet for a welcoming dinner and discus what the next few days have instore for us. Tomorrow morning calls for an early start as we head to Murchison Falls National Park for a hike up the fall and of course, wildlife sightings.


Murchison Falls National Park that comprises of beautiful savannah landscapes and plenty of wildlife, is divided by River Nile into the south and northern region. The northern part is largely covered by savannah and woodland, supporting a lot more volume and variety of animals compared to the southern region which has a bigger chunk covered by forest. The game drives here are done in the northern area of the Murchison Falls and an early start offers a better chance to find elusive predators such as Lion, Hyena, Leopard and Jackal as they are still actively out hunting. Explore the game trails towards the Lake Albert Delta which is concentrated with big game including Elephant, Buffalo, Giraffe and various antelope. Boat rides here at the falls also offers an array of wildlife and common sightings include Crocodile, Hippo, and Lizard. Big game such as Buffalo and Elephant can also be sighted drinking and cooling off the heat by the river banks.

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Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia
12 reviews
Namaste Yoga Safari is a wellness travel company specialising in yoga holidays in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Malawi offering several unique ways to enjoy the soul of Africa and explore its diverse wonders. Whether you are in search of adventure, wildlife or transformation, all of our yoga retreats combine mindfulness, renewal, relaxation and self-reflection. You will not only leave with gratitude and love for yourself and all living beings, but as a friend for life.”

Reviews

A fantastic trip, awesome locations and lodges, excellent organisation.
By Miles J for Yoga & Acroyoga Safari Retreat - March 2022 on 06 Apr, 2022
Was great having you on this trip Miles;) Sending much love from Swakopmund x
By Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia on 12 Apr, 2022
NY
AMAZING - great balance of yoga, nature and adventure. Loved it. Thank you Marcel for being the perfect host and making this experience so enjoyable. Highly recommended.
By LOUISE W for Yoga & Acroyoga Safari Retreat - March 2022 on 06 Apr, 2022
It was so great to finally have met you and share Namibia with you after more than 2 years of chatting about this yoga trip. And thank you for bringing Chris with - I don't think it would have been the same without all his jokes;))) Sending both of you a lot of love from Nam xxx
By Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia on 12 Apr, 2022
NY
Yoga & Acroyoga Safari Retreat was the trip of a lifetime! The itinerary was very carefully curated and full of activities. Our accommodation was beautiful, very comfortable and varied. Etosha Village was right in the heart of nature. We had our yoga sessions with the backdrop of the most beautiful sunsets. The safari park was at our doorstep and both Marcel and Buzzy were very knowledgeable ( also really good company). Our Swakopmund accommodation was located at the doorstep of the desert with dune views from our windows. We had a fantastic flight above the desert at Sossusvlei and a stunning hike on top of the biggest dune. every day was special and unique. Thanks Marcel and Anna for organising, thank you for all the chats and the yoga and acro sessions, it was wonderful!
By Efi N for Yoga & Acroyoga Safari Retreat - March 2022 on 06 Apr, 2022
Efi - It was so great to have you on this trip and share our Beautiful Namibia with you and every one else on this trip. So happy to hear that you liked all the lodges and activities. Sending you much love from Swakopmund - Buzzy also says howzit:)
By Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia on 12 Apr, 2022
NY
What a wonderful retreat and experience, led by the attentive, passionate and knowledgeable Marcel! Traveling with Marcel, the founder of Namaste Yoga Safari, feels like meeting up with a local caring friend; it never feels you are part of a group or following a strict schedule as Marcel has a unique ability to feel the the vibe and constantly adjusts the planning and activities to fit the mood of the guests - never too much, never too little. Although she has traveled the world and seen countless wildlife, she is not blasé and is in much in awe of the wildlife as you are, reinforcing the sense of community and intimacy she creates so quickly with her guests. We saw amazing wildlife, lions were incredible, stayed with an incredible conservationist couple who gave us insights into the conservation challenges faced in SA, slept in very well equipped tents and had super good food and desserts. We laughed a lot too! It was my second trip with NYS and I am planning my third one for 2023. Thank you Marcel for hosting this wonderful retreat.
By Muriel J for 8 Day Wildlife Conservation Yoga Retreat - March 2022 on 28 Mar, 2022
Muriel, where do I start - it's because of beautiful souls like you, why I do what I do, and LOVE what I do;) Without you it would not be possible to share these amazing adventures and special moments... - WE fell asleep with the roars of lions in a distance - WE woke up to the most beautiful sunrises and laid in savanasa underneath the African sky - WE moved with our breaths and grounded ourselves with the surrounding nature - WE tracked wildlife on our safari drives and saw countless stars at night - WE laughed - WE licked some sun - WE listened - WE observed - WE learned - WE had delicious meals while viewing the animals out in their natural habitat - WE had fun - WE relaxed - WE made memories - WE - WITHOUT ALL OF YOU, WE would not be possible - and I know WE will make some more great memories in the next destination... PS: Still using and loving my LUSH products:)))) xxx
By Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia on 11 Apr, 2022
NY
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This Retreat was such a unique and fulfilling experience, it was very well organised whilst still allowed for flexibility of the group's needs. Marcel has incredible knowledge and energy which she radiates. The safari/conversation camp was a really rare opportunity to see a non-commercialised and ecologically grounded game reserve in a fairly unvisited part of South Africa. The activities were tailored around the group and the daily yoga was great, Marcel adapted it to our activities and needs throughout the week. Thank you so much, I can't wait to travel with you again.
By sophie a for 8 Day Wildlife Conservation Yoga Retreat - March 2022 on 28 Mar, 2022
Ohhhhh Buffalo Soldier ;)))) This trip is one to remember - so many good times and great laughs. I just read this again about buffalo spirit animals - such great meaning to it and especially love the part where they say: " The Buffalo totem requires you to establish a deep connection to the Earth. It will ask you to support the endangered species of our planet. Thus, he will bring you ‘strength of character’ as well as an independent spirit. With this power animal, you will generate prosperity, abundance, and have plenty of resources. This manifestation cannot be pushed or forced. Therefore you must follow the most natural path". Hmmmmm - Maybe no coincidence that you were in very close contact with a buffalo while establishing a deep connection with yourself and to earth, while on a yoga & wildlife conservation retreat supporting endangered species?? ;) - Something to think about... https://www.spirit-animals.com/buffalo-symbolism/ Our paths will meet again somewhere for sure!! xxxxx
By Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia on 10 Apr, 2022
NY
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