South Africa Yoga & Safari Adventure

      Kruger National Park

      32 reviews
      Oct 23 - 29, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 12
      South Africa Yoga & Safari Adventure
      Kruger National Park

      32 reviews

      Oct 23 - 29, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 12

      About this trip

      Join Kristin Goss & Walker Wellness Retreats on an all-Inclusive luxury yoga and safari adventure to South Africa. This safari retreat provides optimal wildlife viewing with twice-daily game drives along with daily yoga led by Kristin Goss.

      The Senalala camp is in the wildlife-rich Klaserie Reserve and forms part of the Greater Kruger Park in South Africa. It is one of the few private, nature reserves on the western edge of Kruger.

      Amy Walker, Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats can assist you in extending your adventure to Africa if you choose. Favorites of Walker Wellness Retreats include Cape Town( South Africa), Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania. Please outreach if we can assist you in extending your trip before or after your yoga retreat.

      ** Attendance on all scheduled activities are optional. The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather.

      You do not need any mandatory vaccines and no visa for this trip. Please consult with your travel clinic or primary care doctor regarding suggested vaccines for South Africa or visit:

      Meet Your Yoga Instructor

      Kristin Goss

      Kristin is an ICF-accredited WayFinder Life Coach (graduates in August 2023), a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with advanced studies from Thailand & India, 300 hour Registered Meditation Guide, Usui Reiki 2, & Thai Masseuse practitioner, offering 1:1, group sessions & retreats. 

      Before traveling the world while getting certified as an instructor in yoga, meditation, Thai massage, and reiki, she had a corporate career that saw her planning and executing corporate hospitality programs at some of the largest and most eclectic events around the globe. From the Olympic Games in London and Russia to the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee and dozens of locations in between, she sought to create a unique experience for each of the thousands of guests that were under her care. From spiritually connecting in Bali and India to working with elephants in Thailand to hiking the Inca Trail in Peru to wine and cheese in Italy; her travel, coupled with her vast experience makes being a retreat facilitator a natural fit.

      Meet Your Retreat Host

      Amy Walker has a master's degree in social work but also believes with all her heart that she learned more traveling the world than she ever did in a classroom. She has traveled to over 75 countries and has experienced many methods of traveling, from backpacking and staying in hostels to budget large-group travel to luxury five-star resorts. She wanted to create a unique way of travel, exactly what she had been looking for but couldn't find in her years abroad: Small, luxury group travel with like-minded travelers. Amy created Walker Wellness Retreats in 2016 and has loved showing hundreds of people all the world has to offer!

      Packing List

       What should I bring with me to Africa?

      • Casual, comfortable clothes are key! It will be colder than you think for the morning game drives so please bring warm clothing. Nighttime and early morning game drives can be cold, so pack a warm hat, scarf, gloves and a fleece or jacket. 
      • Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colors.  We suggest keeping to light, neutral colors, but not white – it will get dirty and dusty very quickly.
      • Long-sleeved shirts that offer protection from the sun and mosquitoes
      • T-shirts
      • Flip flops for walking around or using the pool
      • Bathing suit
      • Shorts or a light skirt
      • Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
      • Jackets and sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives- it will be chilly.
      • A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain
      • During the day it can be warm so our advice is to pack  loose lightweight layers in natural fabrics such as linen, bamboo and cotton that will keep you cool and are easier to wash      and dry.
      • Remember your sunglasses and lots of sunscreen and of course insect/mosquito repellent is      really important.
      • A wide-brimmed safari hat to protect your face and neck.
      • Long trousers and long-sleeved tops are best, to protect you from the harsh sun by day and mosquitoes at night.
      • Take comfy practical footwear for daytime – the roads are dusty and uneven – and for trekking in the bush make sure you have sturdy, closed-in walking shoes or trainers. 
      • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent,  moisturizer, and lip salve.
      • Binoculars and camera equipment.
      • Leave your valuables and expensive jewelry at home, you really won't need them.
      • A pashmina or sarong is a versatile item that you can use for sun protection or to ‘glam' up the simplest of outfits if you feel like a change.
      • Power converter – a universal converter can be purchased from Amazon.
      • Please back light. The small planes  we will take have weight restrictions. A soft-sided rucksack is more practical than a hard suitcase –  it's easier to fit into the small planes or transfer vehicles. Using packing cubes can help to keep your belongings tidy whilst compressing the volume too. 
      • You may like to carry a solar powered charger too, to boost your battery when out and about – you don't  want to miss that great photo opportunity!
      • Do not pack valuables in your checked bag.
      • Please consult with your doctor or local travel  clinic at least 6 weeks before your adventure to Africa to find out what  is best for you to take in terms of medications and vaccinations.
      • Please visit to review  safe travel tips and other information related to the country you will be visiting in Africa.
      • Please bring a credit card, debit card and around $100-$200 in cash for emergencies. You can take out money at the ATM when you arrive, and it will be in local currency. This is an all-inclusive retreat, but you will need money for small things you may wish to purchase as well as personal tipping. Only new bills with no imperfections will be accepted most places abroad if paying in USD.

      Optional add on trip to Cape Town

      If you are interested in extending your stay in South Africa, we recommend 4 days in Cape Town. Your itinerary will be arranged by Amy Walker and would look like the following ( though can be customizable)

      DAY 1- Arrival in to Cape Town. Evening walking food tour for dinner. Overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency

      DAY 2- Tour of the Cape Peninsula, including Cape of Good Hope and Bolder Beach to see the Penguins. Overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency

      DAY 3- Hike Table Mountain or go to the local wineries outside of Cape Town for a wine tasting excursion. Overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency

      Day 4- Free time to explore on your own before departing from Cape Town back home.

      Payment & Cancellation Policy

      Questions about refunds or cancellations? Click here to view our payment and cancellation policy.

      The deadline to book an international retreat is 30 days before the retreat begins; however, some exceptions can be made based on availability. Email us at to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        7 days/6 nights. 1 night at the airport hotel and 5 nights at a 5 star Safari Lodge
      • Airport Transfers
        Pick-up and drop-off at Johannesburg airport (JNB)
      • Meals & Snacks
        All meals during the retreat (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks)
      • Transportation
        All transportation during the retreat
      • Airfare to Safari Lodge
        Round-trip airfare from Johannesburg to the safari lodge
      • Drinks & Alcohol
        Any non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages while at the safari lodge
      • Game Drives
        Twice-daily game drives at the safari lodge
      • Gratuity
        Gratuities for tour guides, restaurant staff, and drivers
      • Private Guide
        A private local guide for our group only
      • Yoga Sessions
        Yoga as scheduled per the itinerary
      • Airfare
        Airfare to and from Johannesburg, South Africa
      • Additional Items
        Souvenirs, drinks, snacks, additional excursions, or other personal items
      • Additional Gratuity
        Gratuities of a personal nature (hotel staff, spa services, etc.)
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance and medical insurance (required)
      • Travel Fees
        Any travel-related fees (visas, passports, baggage, etc.)
      • Cape Town Extension Trip
        Optional add on to Cape Town

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      Available until September 23, 20248 left

      Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.

      Deposit: $1,249
      Solo Occupancy
      Available until September 23, 2024only 2 left

      Solo occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for one person.

      Deposit: $1,599


      Day 1
      Arrival in to Johannesburg, South Africa

      Welcome to South Africa! We will arrange for a private airport transfer to your hotel. Amy Walker, owner of Walker Wellness Retreats, will meet you at the hotel. We will enjoy a welcome orientation followed by a group dinner. 

      7:30 PM - Dinner at the hotel, followed by a group orientation.

      Overnight stay at the Intercontinental Hotel

      Your Organizer

      Walker Wellness Retreats
      32 reviews
      Welcome to Walker Wellness Retreats! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We created Walker Wellness Retreats to share the positive impact travel can have with as many people as possible. Travel makes the world seem not so large. It opens your mind to new ways of thinking. Together we can use our diverse skills and experience of traveling the world to design and plan incredible adventures to bring like-minded travelers together to unique places around the globe!


      As perfect a trip as I could have imagined! Amy and Brian were gracious and kind hosts...and Amy and her mom kept us well-fed! Chantel was an awesome yoga instructor--listened to us and catered classes to the needs of the group often based on our energy levels and physical challenges of the moment. She was also a supremely delightful traveling companion...driving us a total of nine hours in the van--back and forth to from SLC airport. A huge selling point for me was not having to arrange any transportation--bravo to Walker Wellness for creating a package that required extremely minimal extra out-of-pocket expenses. And the hiking, omg! Zion is deliriously beautiful and Bryce is downright Biblical in its majesty. The trip was also impeccably structured--a super challenging hike for the first full day and then a shorter hike that began later in the morning the following day with more time to rest in the afternoon.
      By John B for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on Nov 01, 2023
      Wow! By far the trip to Zion was my best travel experience. The accommodations were very spacious, clean, and homey. Huge picture windows, a deck, hot tub, fire place, …The food was delicious and healthy. Amy is a great cook! The yoga was adjusted to what we needed prehike and post. It went beyond just yoga - there was sound healing, visualization, and more. Transportation to and from the parks made it easy for us. And did I mention the hikes? Stunning! Breath-taking! Fun! Lots of fond memories and I look forward to traveling with Brian and Amy again.
      By Kristen H for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on Nov 01, 2023
      Great trip. Beautiful hiking.
      By Lisa S for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on Oct 26, 2023
      This trip was beyond my expectations! It's rare to go on a trip where you only need to book a flight and after that every detail is handled for you. The accommodations were fantastic but the food was really the best part! I felt completely taken care of by the Walker Wellness Retreats team especially Shantel and Amber, who are delightful and talented people. I was able to relax, disconnect and get to know the wonderful group all while enjoying moving my body on the yoga mat and through breathtaking nature. Thank you to the whole crew at Walker Wellness Retreats for being so good at what you do!
      By Victoria S for Zion (Nectar Yoga) on Oct 24, 2023
      Excellent retreat, from start to finish. Two great, varied yoga sessions each day; well-planned daily hiking trips, with freedom to go on challenging hikes, easy hikes, or just chill; delicious and thoughtfully prepared meals; lovely house and environment. Each day matched the trip itinerary on-line, but it was made clear that we had options as it was "our retreat." And it was a very fun group that really enjoyed hanging out together! Thank you to Alle, Amber, and Walker Wellness. Total 5-star experience, and I'd gladly go again.
      By Alan M for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga Wellness Retreat on Oct 18, 2023
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