South Africa Safari

      Kruger National Park

      Walker Wellness Retreats
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      43 reviews
      Oct 15 - 21, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 12
      South Africa Safari
      Kruger National Park

      Walker Wellness Retreats
      • Email address verified
      43 reviews

      Oct 15 - 21, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip

      🌟  Safari Adventure in South Africa 🌟

      Embark on a transformative 7-day/6-night journey with Walker Wellness Retreats to the heart of South Africa. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Klaserie Reserve, nestled within the Greater Kruger Park, where luxury, wildlife, and rejuvenation converge.

      Destination: Senalala Camp, Klaserie Reserve, South Africa

      Trip Highlights:

      🦁 Wildlife Safari: Experience the untamed landscapes of Klaserie Reserve with expert guides on exhilarating game drives, which offer optimal opportunities to witness Africa's majestic wildlife.

      🌿 Rest and Relaxation: Indulge in the tranquility of Senalala Camp, surrounded by the sounds of nature. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, delectable cuisine, and the serenity of the African bush.

      Accommodations: Senalala Camp

      Experience the exclusivity of Senalala Camp, situated on the western edge of Kruger. This private nature reserve offers an intimate connection with the wilderness, ensuring a truly immersive safari experience. During this retreat, you will be sharing the lodge with guests outside our group but all Walker Wellness Retreats participants will have their own safari vehicle.

      Optional Extensions:

      Amy Walker, Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats, invites you to extend your adventure beyond the retreat. Explore captivating destinations such as Cape Town (South Africa), Zimbabwe, Botswana, Kenya, and Tanzania. For personalized assistance in extending your trip, contact Amy at


      🌍 Currency Convenience: No need to worry about local currency; the lodge accepts credit cards for any additional purchases.

      💼 Gratuity Included: Your trip includes gratuity, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.

      📅 Flexibility: All scheduled activities are optional, allowing you the freedom to tailor your experience. The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, ensuring your safety and comfort.

      Join us in this extraordinary fusion of luxury and wildlife, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Secure your spot for an unforgettable South African adventure!

      Note: Limited spaces available. Book now to reserve your place in this exclusive retreat.

      Packing List

       What should I bring with me to South Africa?

      • Casual, comfortable clothes are essential! The morning game drives will be colder than you think, so please bring warm clothing. Nighttime and early morning game drives can also be chilly, so pack a warm hat, scarf, gloves, and a fleece or jacket. 
      • Wear 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
      • A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain
      • Remember, sunglasses and lots of sunscreen are essential, and insect/mosquito repellent is also necessary.
      • A wide-brimmed safari hat to protect your face and neck.
      • Long trousers and long-sleeved tops are best, as they protect you from the harsh sun during the day and mosquitoes at night.
      • Take comfy, practical footwear for daytime—the roads are dusty and uneven—and make sure you have sturdy, closed-in walking shoes or trainers for trekking in the bush. 
      • 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.
      • Power converter – a universal converter can be purchased from Amazon.
      • Please pack 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 small planes or transfer vehicles. Using packing cubes can help keep your belongings tidy while compressing the volume, too. Internal flights often have much lower baggage limits than your international carrier. 
      • You may also like to carry a solar-powered charger to boost your battery when out and about—you don't want to miss that great photo opportunity!

      Helpful Information:

      • Do not pack valuables in your checked bag.
      • Please consult with your doctor or local travel clinic at least six weeks before your adventure to Africa to find out what medications and vaccinations are best for you.
      • 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 or debit card and around $100-$200 in cash for emergencies. This is an all-inclusive retreat, but you may need money for small purchases and personal tipping.
      • Please make sure your passport has at least two empty pages and is valid for at least six months after you return from your trip.
      • USD can be accepted, but please make sure you have new, crisp bills with no imperfections so they can be accepted.
      • Please pack neutral-colored clothing and warm clothing, as it will be chilly in the mornings and evenings. The lodge has bug spray.
      • If you would like to extend your stay in Africa, Walker Wellness Retreats can help. Please get in touch with Amy Walker at to review your options. 

      Optional Add On- Cape Town

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

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

      DAY 2—Tour the Cape Peninsula, including the 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.

      *This trip will occur after the yoga retreat and is entirely optional if you would like to explore more of South Africa. It must be booked in advance at your own expense. 

      Visa and Vaccines

      You do not need a visa for South Africa, and no vaccines are required to enter. Please consult with your physician or local travel clinic to learn more about recommended vaccines.

      Payment & Cancellation Policy

      If you cancel your trip before the 90-day deadline, 25% of the total trip price is non-refundable, as are any airfare, train tickets, or ferry tickets purchased as part of your trip package due to the strict cancellation policy by foreign carriers (if applicable).

      Trip cancellations requested after the final payment deadlines listed above are non-refundable, and guests are encouraged to file a claim with their travel insurance for reimbursement. 

      In the unlikely event Walker Wellness Retreats cancels the retreat, guests will be provided a full 100% refund of their booking. 

      Lastly, we partner with several third-party booking platforms that have separate deposit and cancellation policies. If you book through a third-party partner, please refer to their specific cancellation policies.

      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. Please email us at to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.

      Meet Your Host

      Amy Walker, MSW, LCSW, CCM, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats. Amy started Walker Wellness Retreats in 2016 due to her love for travel and helping others experience the world. When Amy is not leading international retreats, she works as an online mental health therapist. Amy is passionate about helping individuals and couples work through barriers and find new ways to communicate, connect, and thrive. In addition, Amy loves international travel, wine tasting, whale watching, and the outdoors. Amy works alongside her husband, Brian Walker, to run Walker Wellness Retreats. 

      Amy has a love for traveling to Africa and has led 6 group travel trips to Africa and counting!

      To meet more of the Walker Wellness Retreats team, visit the About Us page on our website. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        7 days/6 nights. 1 night at an 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
        Any non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
      • Game Drives
        Twice-daily game drives at the safari lodge
      • Gratuity
        Gratuities for tour guides, restaurant staff, and drivers

      What’s not included

      • 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

      All-Inclusive Double Occupancy
      Available until September 15, 2024only 2 left

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

      Helpful hints: 

      If you have two people who would like to share a room, select two Double Occupancy packages. If you are traveling alone but want to be paired with another solo traveler, choose one Double Occupancy package. If you are traveling alone and would like your own room, choose one Single Occupancy package below.

      Deposit: $1,149
      All-Inclusive Solo Occupancy
      Available until September 15, 2024only 1 left

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

      Helpful hints: If you are traveling alone but want to share a room with another traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package above. If you are booking for two people who would like to share a room, choose 2 Double Occupancy packages above. 

      Deposit: $1,424
      Retreat Host - Refundable Deposit
      only 1 left


      Day 1- October 15, 2024
      Arrival in to Johannesburg, South Africa

      Welcome to South Africa! As you exit with your bags, please look for the Walker Wellness Retreats sign. The hotel is at the airport, so it will be a convenient stop to rest and relax before your departure flight to Senalala the following morning. Your retreat officially starts at the welcome dinner at the hotel.

      Please note Amy Walker arrives in Johannesburg at 10 AM. If you arrive before this time, you can walk across the street to check in to your room at the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R.Tambo Airport, which is located just opposite of the Int'l Arrivals Hall O.R. Tambo International Airport.

      Please note that your room is not guaranteed to be ready until 2 PM, so you may wish to book an extra night if you arrive early to ensure a room when you arrive. Amy Walker can assist you with this if needed. 

      7:00 PM - Dinner at the hotel, followed by a brief group orientation.

      Overnight stay at the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R.Tambo Airport

      Located opposite of the arrivals hall at the airport. Follow the signs. 

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      To say I was forever changed by this trip would be an understatement. This was my second retreat with Walker Wellness and everything was perfect. I always believe the yoga, hiking and gourmet meals will be my favorite part. But I find the people I meet to be the most moving part of the entire experience. I have developed a deeper sense of myself, increased inner peace and lasting friendships. What more could you ask for?
      By Abby C for Sedona Hiking & Yoga on Jun 12, 2024
      Thank you, Abby, for your kind words and ongoing support! We look forward to traveling with you again soon.
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on Jun 12, 2024
      Phenomenal from start of finish, first-class accommodations in a private home, nestled in the mountains near Zion. Our retreat host/yoga instructor lead beautiful practice in the mornings and evenings, complete with mandala and essential oils. Yoga mats and props were provided. The beauty of having a van transport you to and from the park every day was a huge plus. The food was delicious and nutritious with plenty of options for the vegan or vegetarian. Breakfast was served and dining was serene outside on the deck overlooking the mountains and forest. Lunch fixings were laid out where you assembled, and then were able to put into your backpack and take on your hike. Returning from a day of hiking, we had restorative yoga in the evenings and then were treated to gourmet dinners with healthy and decadent options. The hot tub underneath the stars was a nice bonus after a day on the hiking trails. Sleeping rooms were spacious, showers were nice and clean with good pressure. Snacks were provided and we never were wanting for anything. Every need was taken care of for a particularly relaxing experience, unplugged. Hiking Scout's Lookout and Angel's Landing, one of our retreat members received the lottery and the Narrows opened up on our last day. The beauty of Southern Utah with the luxurious experience that Walker Wellness provides, we were very prepared with the Zoom call prior to the event. I will definitely be back, hopefully to Sedona or Yellowstone. Walker Wellness is the way to go!
      By Shari M for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your kind words, Shari! We loved hosting you and hope to see you again soon at another retreat!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
      The Zion / Bryce Canyon Hiking + Yoga Retreat was all I wished for and more! Super well organized, delicious food, lovely yoga sessions! Highly recommend!
      By Cheryl G for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 22, 2024
      Thank you for your feedback, Cheryl! We're so happy to hear you had a great time in Zion. We'd love to see you on another retreat soon!
      By Walker Wellness Retreats on May 22, 2024
      Kudos to Alle(Alley cat💕) a superb yoga leader and retreat guide extraordinaire! I am fresh back from Walker Wellness’s Zion/Bryce Canyon yoga retreat and I have to say it is one of the best trip experiences in my life to date. The yoga was tailored to our group of warm, friendly, and interesting women’s needs. I feel so blessed to have met such a nice group of women! The parks were stunning and the hikes were spectacular! There were plenty of opportunities for photo ops and shopping in the parks and in the quaint town just outside of Zion. Meals were prepared by Amber who was creative and inventive and a smiling face every morning over coffee /tea and breakfast. And just in case meals were not enough there were plenty of yummy snacks available. I will definitely be planning another trip with Walker Wellness! My thanks and praise to Alle and Amber!!
      By Jill D for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 11, 2024
      The Zion & Bryce Canyon Retreat was INCREDIBLE. Perfect blend of yoga, hiking, nature and community. The food was delicious and nutritious. The facilitator Alle was an absolute delight. I'd highly recommend this experience!
      By Emily H for Zion National Park Hiking & Yoga on May 08, 2024
      Thank you Emily! So glad to hear to had a wonderful time. Hope we see you on another retreat here soon!
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