Sacred Safari Botswana Yoga Retreat

A 7-Day Safari + Yoga Retreat in Botswana

Take a sacred journey within

The word safari literally means "journey." So take a sacred journey within as you deepen your yoga practice and connect with the breathtaking Mother Continent. By practicing twice daily yoga and meditation, soaking up the beautiful African sun, exploring the vast terrains, and sighting incredible wildlife, you'll experience the trip of a lifetime.

Female yoga teacher practicing a standing backbend in a black tank and green yoga pants on a deck overlooking the African plains with elephants behind her
Female yoga teacher practicing a standing backbend in a black tank and green yoga pants on a deck overlooking the African plains with elephants behind her

Take a sacred journey within

The word safari literally means "journey." So take a sacred journey within as you deepen your yoga practice and connect with the breathtaking Mother Continent. By practicing twice daily yoga and meditation, soaking up the beautiful African sun, exploring the vast terrains, and sighting incredible wildlife, you'll experience the trip of a lifetime.

Take a sacred journey within

The word safari literally means "journey." So take a sacred journey within as you deepen your yoga practice and connect with the breathtaking Mother Continent. By practicing twice daily yoga and meditation, soaking up the beautiful African sun, exploring the vast terrains, and sighting incredible wildlife, you'll experience the trip of a lifetime.

Female yoga teacher practicing a standing backbend in a black tank and green yoga pants on a deck overlooking the African plains with elephants behind her

Soak in the beauty of Botswana

From awe-inspiring wildlife to endless plains to the incredible warmth of its culture and the delicious tastes of its cuisine, Botswana is overflowing with beauty and tranquility. It's the perfect location to soak in nature, surrender to serenity, journey into self-care, and ground yourself through yoga, meditation, and pranayama.

A leopard relaxing over a tree branch against a blue sky in Botswana
A leopard relaxing over a tree branch against a blue sky in Botswana

Soak in the beauty of Botswana

From awe-inspiring wildlife to endless plains to the incredible warmth of its culture and the delicious tastes of its cuisine, Botswana is overflowing with beauty and tranquility. It's the perfect location to soak in nature, surrender to serenity, journey into self-care, and ground yourself through yoga, meditation, and pranayama.

Soak in the beauty of Botswana

From awe-inspiring wildlife to endless plains to the incredible warmth of its culture and the delicious tastes of its cuisine, Botswana is overflowing with beauty and tranquility. It's the perfect location to soak in nature, surrender to serenity, journey into self-care, and ground yourself through yoga, meditation, and pranayama.

A leopard relaxing over a tree branch against a blue sky in Botswana

Truly Reconnect

Whether you're looking to unplug from the stressors of modern life, to deepen your personal practice, or simply marvel at all that Botswana has to offer, this yoga retreat will provide you with everything you need to unwind, de-stress, and rejuvenate your whole being. Step into a new world and meet the untamed wonders of nature as you deepen your yoga practice and truly reconnect with yourself, your practice, and the beautiful world around you.

Five giraffes standing in dry grasslands against a blue sky with white clouds
Five giraffes standing in dry grasslands against a blue sky with white clouds

Truly Reconnect

Whether you're looking to unplug from the stressors of modern life, to deepen your personal practice, or simply marvel at all that Botswana has to offer, this yoga retreat will provide you with everything you need to unwind, de-stress, and rejuvenate your whole being. Step into a new world and meet the untamed wonders of nature as you deepen your yoga practice and truly reconnect with yourself, your practice, and the beautiful world around you.

Truly Reconnect

Whether you're looking to unplug from the stressors of modern life, to deepen your personal practice, or simply marvel at all that Botswana has to offer, this yoga retreat will provide you with everything you need to unwind, de-stress, and rejuvenate your whole being. Step into a new world and meet the untamed wonders of nature as you deepen your yoga practice and truly reconnect with yourself, your practice, and the beautiful world around you.

Five giraffes standing in dry grasslands against a blue sky with white clouds

Why Retreat With Nomad Yoga?

First and foremost, because you deserve it ❤️

This retreat is entirely focused on you so can you participate in all the activities, yoga classes, and excursions as little or as much as you'd like—you get to decide!

This retreat is totally customizable so whether you want to lounge by the pool, go exploring on safari, or meet the locals, you can enjoy the activities that you like on the schedule that you want to follow

This carefully vetted location offers you blissful nature and relaxation, delicious meals, and cozy accommodations at affordable prices that won't break the bank

Yoga Retreat Inclusions

Throughout the duration of the yoga retreat, you will enjoy

Yoga Retreat Sample Schedule

Each day is slightly different, but offers an optional schedule similar to this

Yoga Retreat Sample Schedule

Each day is slightly different, but offers a schedule similar to this
6:00 - 7:00am

Optional Light Breakfast

7:00 - 8:30am

Invigorating Morning Hatha/Vinyasa Asana Practice

9:00 - 10:00am

Brunch

10:00 - 12:00pm

Leisure Time to Enjoy Your Surroundings or Freshen Up in the Pool

1:00 - 2:30pm

Relaxing Afternoon Yin/Restorative or Slow Flow Asana Practice

3:00 - 7:00pm

Game Drive, Walking Safari, Cultural Village Tour, or Other Fun Adventures

7:00 - 8:00pm

Dinner

*Schedule is subject to change

Your Retreat Teacher

Dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate instructor

Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, awareness, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings both internationally and online.

Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, awareness, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings both internationally and online.

Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, awareness, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings both internationally and online.

Leah Sugerman

Leah Sugerman is a yoga teacher, writer, and passionate world traveler. An eternally grateful student, she has trained in countless schools and traditions of the practice and teaches a fusion of the styles she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, awareness, and anatomical integrity. Leah teaches workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings both internationally and online.

Free Retreat Guide

Not sure if this yoga and safari retreat is for you? Download your FREE guide with more information about what to expect and what's included on this Sacred Safari Botswana Yoga Retreat.

Free Retreat Guide

Not sure if this yoga and safari retreat is for you? Download your FREE guide with more information about what to expect and what's included on this Sacred Safari Botswana Yoga Retreat.

Free Retreat Guide

Not sure if this yoga and safari retreat is for you? Download your FREE guide with more information about what to expect and what's included on this Sacred Safari Botswana Yoga Retreat.

Free Retreat Guide

Not sure if this yoga and safari retreat is for you? Download your FREE guide with more information about what to expect and what's included on this Sacred Safari Botswana Yoga Retreat.

Schedule a Call

Still curious to learn more about this yoga retreat? If you'd like, you can schedule a call directly with your teacher Leah to hear more about the details of this retreat, ask all your burning questions, and settle any concerns that you might have.

Schedule a Call

Still curious to learn more about this yoga retreat? If you'd like, you can schedule a call directly with your teacher Leah to hear more about the details of this retreat, ask all your burning questions, and settle any concerns that you might have.

Schedule a Call

Still curious to learn more about this yoga retreat? If you'd like, you can schedule a call directly with your teacher Leah to hear more about the details of this retreat, ask all your burning questions, and settle any concerns that you might have.

Schedule a Call

Still curious to learn more about this yoga retreat? If you'd like, you can schedule a call directly with your teacher Leah to hear more about the details of this retreat, ask all your burning questions, and settle any concerns that you might have.

Location

Chobe District, Botswana

Prepare for a one-of-a-kind journey through the heart of Africa, culminating in this serene setting amidst the flooded plains of Northern Botswana. This unique location offers a perfect blend of tranquility and adventure.

Filled with endless natural beauty and a warm, welcoming culture, Botswana is the perfect place to escape for a transformational spiritual journey through yoga. A blossoming tourist destination, Botswana offers incredible wildlife viewing, serene landscapes, breathtaking panoramas, incredible cuisine, and so much more. It's the perfect place to relax, unwind, and take a sacred journey within.

The retreat center is located in a quiet area of the Chobe District with its own gorgeous scenery and can sometimes receive exciting visits from nearby wildlife.

Food

Healthy & Nourishing

Healthy food nourishes the body and the soul, which is exactly why we love it. So, we serve only the best and healthiest vegetarian and vegan options for full-spread meals.

Clean food is a huge part of our value system. It is medicine to the body. So fresh and delicious ingredients and a genuine love for cooking create the essence of all meals served.

Dining at Munga Plains is an integral part of the retreat experience, offering a fusion of local flavors and healthy international cuisine.

With a genuine appreciation for local ingredients and culinary traditions, the head chef (Ednah Rosen, author of "A Taste of Botswana") brings a unique and delightful menu that deepens your journey into Africa.

Housing

Nature Meets Comfort

Situated near Chobe National Park, Munga Plains offers a remote escape from the day-to-day, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the African wilderness.

Not just a safari lodge, but a true retreat center designed to enhance your practice and deepen your connection with nature, the location is beautiful and picturesque, and the experience provided is priceless.

There are a few different accommodation options to choose from with different privacy levels and price ranges. 

All rooms offer ensuite bathrooms and private terraces and some offer more privacy in secluded suites while others are shared rooms.

All housing options offer a blend of comfort and immersion in nature, designed to provide you with a serene and rejuvenating experience.

Rooms & Pricing

BOOK IN JULY
W/ CODE "NOMAD"
FOR $400 OFF!

Shared Glamping Tent

Two single beds with an ensuite bathroom in a shared glamping tent

$2,450
$2,050

All prices are per person in USD.

BOOK IN JULY
W/ CODE "NOMAD"
FOR $400 OFF!

Private Glamping Tent

One double bed with an ensuite bathroom in a private glamping tent

$2,950
$2,550

All prices are per person in USD.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers :)

What is included in the retreat?

The retreat pricing includes all of the following:

› Daily morning and afternoon yoga classes with individualized attention from your teacher

› 1 night hotel stay near Victoria Falls

› 5 nights of accommodation at the beautiful Munga Plains retreat center

› Daily, farm-to-table, abundant vegetarian and vegan meals (light breakfast, brunch, dinner, and snacks)

› Airport pick-up and drop-off

› Safari boat cruise to see animals up close as they quench their thirst by the river

› Safari game drives to encounter diverse wildlife from lions to giraffes to elephants and so much more

› Night safari game drive to explore the wild world of the African bush after dark

› Guided walking safari to experience the beauty of the plains and learn about local flora and fauna

› Cultural village tour to enrich your stay with cultural experiences that give back to the local community

› Tour to see one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World—Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

› Yoga mats and props for use during the retreat

› Unlimited use of retreat center facilities including swimming pool, sun decks with lounge chairs, relaxation nooks, and more

› Water, tea, and coffee served throughout the day

What is not included in the cost?

The following is not included in the retreat pricing:

› Airfare

› Visa fee

› Gratuities

› Travel and medical insurance (highly recommended)

Do I need to practice a certain level of yoga to join this retreat?

ALL levels of yoga practitioners are welcome on this retreat! All classes will offer many options and modifications so that you can practice at whatever level you feel most comfortable with. Absolutely everyone—from complete beginners to advanced practitioners—is welcome!

What style(s) of yoga will be taught?

We'll practice daily invigorating hatha and vinyasa morning flows and soothing yin and restorative or slow flows in the afternoons.

When should I make travel arrangements? And where should I fly to?

The first and last day of the retreat are used as travel days so please schedule your arrival and departure accordingly.

The nearest airport is Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe (airport code: VFA). We will pick you up from the airport to take you to the hotel for lunch before we head off to experience the magnificence of Victoria Falls.

We'll take you back to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe on the last day of the retreat following an early breakfast.

Is Botswana safe? Can I travel there alone?

Botswana is generally considered one of the safer countries in Africa and has a relatively low crime rate compared to some other countries in the region. The government of Botswana places a strong emphasis on maintaining law and order, and there is a visible police presence in urban areas.

The country wholeheartedly welcomes international tourism, so visiting Botswana either as a solo traveler or with a group is generally considered to be safe, although you should always exercise common sense and vigilance while traveling.

It's a wise idea to:

- Familiarize yourself with local customs and traditions to avoid unintentionally offending locals. Respect cultural norms and dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or rural communities.

- Take necessary health precautions, such as vaccinations and anti-malarial medication as instructed by your health care provider. Drink bottled or purified water and practice good hygiene to prevent foodborne illnesses.

- Of course, when participating in wildlife activities, follow the instructions of the experienced guides and maintain a safe distance from animals. Do not attempt to feed or approach wild animals on your own.

What sort of vaccines or medication do I need before coming?

Be sure to check with your healthcare provider about general health recommendations before travel. Typically, no vaccines are recommended for travel to Botswana but, since we will be in a very remote area, anti-malarial drugs are recommended.

Do I need a visa to travel to Botswana?

Zimbabwe Entry:

As we will be landing in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, you'll need a visa for entry into Zimbabwe. And since we'll arrive in Zimbabwe and then cross the border into Botswana and re-enter Zimbabwe again after the retreat to fly back out, a double entry visa for Zimbabwe is required. This can be purchased upon arrival.

Fees:

- For American, EU, and Swiss citizens: $45 USD

- For UK and Irish citizens: $70 USD

*If you hold a different passport, please reach out to us and/or your local embassy for visa information.

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.

Botswana Entry:

No visa is required for short stays (up to 90 days) in Botswana.

What should I pack?

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.

How do I pay for the retreat?

We accept either bank transfers or major credit cards for the deposit and remaining retreat fees. A deposit is required to secure your space in the retreat and the remaining balance is due prior to arrival. Payment plans are available upon request.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! We are happy to offer a customized payment plan to help ease the financial burden of the trip. Should you require a payment plan, please write to us at yttc@nomadyogaschool.com so we can work out an appropriate payment plan for you.

What if I want to share a bed or room with my partner or friend?

Please email us at yttc@nomadyogaschool.com so that we can discuss your situation and, hopefully, accommodate you.

What if I have more questions?

Feel free to reach out to us and ask us all of your questions at yttc@nomadyogaschool.com

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Leanne, Australia
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Leah runs an all-inclusive retreat that delivers in all aspects. Beautiful yoga that was just the right balance of challenging and soothing. Leah is a skilled teacher and communicator, and I learnt a lot from her yoga classes. She also has great organizational skills and ensured that things ran smoothly. The retreat was held in a beautiful location...The vegetarian food was fabulous, varied and filling. Day trips were lots of fun and a great way to see some of the surrounding area. There was also time to simply relax by the pool. I highly recommend attending one of Leah's yoga retreats.

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Jenny, Scotland
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Not only is Leah a fantastically gifted teacher, she is a beautiful person too. Her knowledge, passion and patience are utterly inspiring. If you can study in any way with Leah, do it, you won't regret it!

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Catherine, USA
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Delightful, empowering, soulful and all around magnificent. Leah is a kind, intelligent, informed teacher. She embodies yogic principles and created an environment where everyone felt like a meaningful part of the community.

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Jeanne, France
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Leah’s teaching style is a combination of strength and grace, of high technicality and beautiful spirituality. Leah shares her knowledge selflessly and with great kindness...I feel so grateful to have met her, and would recommend her classes and trainings 100%!

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Cleopatra, USA
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The most amazing time! Leah Sugerman is one of the best yoga instructors I’ve ever had.

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Will, USA
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I have tried several times but when it comes to putting the words down, I’m getting lost. What I owe you is so much more than a “thank you” because I feel that what you taught me is the most valuable lesson I have learned in life. And for that, I am grateful. I opened myself up to the lessons you had to teach and what you taught has had a deep impact on me as a person. It is not something that I really understand, but I feel it happening. Thank you for everything you showed me and every lesson you gave. Thank you for being such a profound light in the world. And thank you for shining a little of that light on me. And thank you so much for having such a huge impact on me that I find myself tearing up as I try to write you a message of gratitude. Thank you so, so much for reaching into me in ways I don’t even understand.

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Mark, England
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Leah is a complete force of total goodness and she has a massive presence. Her classes flow with consummate ease and, as a new yoga teacher myself, I now appreciate that her cueing is super world class. Never once did I find myself wondering what to do with my body. No class was ever the same. She always taught who was in the room and gave us all the confidence to attempt more difficult postures through her skill and compassion. Whilst she is light-hearted, there is a beautiful spirituality underlining her purpose on the mat. It makes you think on a deeper level when you leave the mat and return to “life.” Every class is a journey. World class teacher, world class person. I have yet to come across a better teacher on many levels.

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Ana, Croatia
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Thank you Leah for being such a dedicated, insightful, and lovely teacher—I still can't believe how much I learned from you.

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Estela, Costa Rica
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Leah has this natural gift to kindly and professionally lead you toward and within yourself during the whole practice.

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Michelle, Jersey Channel Island
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Leah, my flow is forever changed thanks to your teachings.

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Gassig, Lebanon
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Leah is such an inspiring person with a deep knowledge of yoga as a science and a philosophy. She always knew how to encourage us with her creative and motivating teaching techniques. Her classes are super enjoyable and she's the sweetest teacher ever! <3

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