The Matriarch Adventure

      34 reviews
      Oct 4 - 13, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 15
      The Matriarch Adventure

      34 reviews

      Oct 4 - 13, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 15

      About this trip

      10 days, a group of women in the Namibian wilderness, tracking elusive desert elephants (the most iconic matriarchs there are), having an adventure, dawn yoga under huge flame-red skies, inspiration and singing round a camp fire, sleeping out under a myriad of stars, meeting with Namibian women and hearing their story.... and all else that expedition life has to offer.

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      What’s included

      • All expedition costs
        Including 7 nights sleeping under the stars, fully catered delicious meals cooked on the campfire, experienced elephant tracking team provided by EHRA, 4x4 transport in Landcruisers.
      • In Swakopmund
        2 nights hotel accommodation and 2 evening meals and breakfasts
      • Airport transfers
      • Conservation
      • Dawn yoga
      • Meditation
      • Meeting local women
      • Flights
      • Travel Insurance
      • Beverages
        (other than tea, coffee and water)
      • Lunches
        (whilst in Swakopmund)
      • Tips for local staff
      • entrance fees
        for opportunistic cuturalvisits/heritage sites

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      Trip Price

      Step into the wild with this 10 day immersive expedition into the Namibian wilderness, tracking desert elephants, contributing to elephant conservation, camping under the stars and embarking on a journey of a lifetime!

      Deposit: £500

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      34 reviews
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      Anna’s first trip was amazing from start to finish. Accomodation, the hikes, the team and the company of 22 amazing women. If you are not sure you could do it, give it a go, you might surprise yourself. Can’t wait for my next adventure x
      By Alison Jane O for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 22, 2023
      I had a great trip. Nice to meet so many lovely women. The weather on Saturday was sunny and nice. I would go again!
      By Sonja J for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 22, 2023
      So the leader Anna was very welcoming, all accommodation clean , and as you would expect at a hostel. The food was satisfactory but not particularly inspiring, but again it would be what was expected in the premises. The timetable of the two walking days did not really take into account the daylight hours, and the distance that a lot of the group had driven. I would have preferred to set off earlier, especially as the weather was so glorious. The abilities of the group could have led to a two group day. There were some who really struggled, and those who were there to walk in, were left feeling a bit in limbo at the top of the hills. The sad situation of Anna losing a relative did not deter her, and she kept her chin up, whilst obviously concerned for her family st home. The only other query I thought of was whether there should be a deeper questionnaire re fitness/ activity.. this may support the grouping etc if that was considered viable. Anevening speaker would have been interesting, maybe local rescue charity members, who like to chat and install a few safety tips onto the listeners..? The talk on altitude walking ended up with too many what if questions around medicine rather than sharing the guides actual experiences..
      By Jo F for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 21, 2023
      Great location and wonderful mix of women to share the weekend with. A late start to Saturday morning meant arriving back at the hostel late and tired but the yoga was perfect before dinner. Hosts were great and food was fantastic which made up for lack of working lights and shower in our room.
      By Joe Q for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 21, 2023
      It was a lovely, well planned weekend. Anna very thoughtfully did a mingling exercise on the first evening which was a great way for us solo travellers to mix with other ladies. Would definitely recommend and attend another of Anna’s holidays.
      By Vicky S for Peak District Hiking Weekend on Nov 21, 2023
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