Unique Uganda
Retreat 2018

December 01 - December 14, 2018

Join us for an amazing end of year get-away to the wonderful surroundings and awe inspiring scenery of the African heartland.
This is your chance - Yoga and Mindfulness Amidst the Wild Lands and Waters of Uganda in Eastern Africa -  
 including a once in a lifetime opportunity to observe the incredible mountain gorillas in their natural environment
in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and an unforgettable Safari in Queens Elizabeth National Park.

 

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Highlights:

Enjoy this 14 Day Retreat, accommodated in luxurious, beautiful eco-lodges, with daily yoga and meditation with the backdrop of vivid, wild Eastern African scenery. Two highly experienced yoga teachers will be guiding morning and afternoon sessions of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin yoga, Pranayama (breathing), meditation and chanting, and self-development/ transformational exercises. These sessions will support and inspire you, balancing African adventure with restoration and time to relax and unwind.
Connect with other beautiful souls and share this heart opening, spirit expanding journey.

You will experience the intimacy of sitting with the endangered Mountain Gorillas in their native environment. An incredible opportunity to observe this intelligent and curious species in the quiet solitude of the jungle.  These encounters are often emotional and heart opening, extraordinary moments of bliss.

Enjoy an early morning Safari drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), observing many flora and fauna species up close while traveling through varied ecosystems and terrains from the savannah grasslands to tropical forests and crater lakes. Nature lovers will be awestruck by the diversity of animals and the beauty of the surroundings.

In addition, you will be taken on a relaxing Boat Cruise Safari along the Kanzinga Channel to Lake Edward, a chance to take in the vast native bird life (over 550 species) and other varied animal life on the river in the QENP.
 

INCLUSIONs:

  • 2 nights of Ugandan hospitality at guest houses en route, twin room (Entebbe Day 1, Lake Bunyonyi Day 2)
    taking in the lively local culture, sights and sounds of Uganda as we travel to our retreat destination
  • 12 nights luxury Eco-Lodge Accommodation at the Mutanda Lake Resort and the Papaya Lake Resort,
    both close to the National Park, in twin room
  • Exclusive use of the retreat for our group only, with gorgeous pool and lakeside settings
  • Three nutritious, delicious meals and drinking water included daily
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation practice taught by 2 experienced yoga teachers
  • Gorilla Trekking – an exceptional once in a lifetime experience, including Park entrance fee
  • 1 Jeep Safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, including Park entrance fee
  • 1 Boat Safari along the Kanzinga Channel to Lake Edward, including Park entrance fee
  • Retreat time each day to quietly reflect, relax and enjoy the simplicity of being in these breathtaking locations
  • Transfers to and from the Kampala/Entebbe airport
  • 24 hr English speaking local guides and transport in luxury Land Cruiser during the 14 days of Retreat
  • Immersion in the surrounding culture and environment with educational and volunteering sessions available at each lodge. Please express your interest in either/both of these options with registration
  • Only 10 participant spaces available, ensuring individualized attention and support
     

Optional activities 

  • On the 12th day you will have the chance to go on a Chimpanzee Trek in Kibale National Park and sit and enjoy these wonderful creatures
  • Visit Mgahinga National Park - the capital of Golden Monkeys (afternoon activity)
  • Visit the Batwa pygmy People - tribal people of Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park (afternoon activity)
  • Experience a wooden Dugout Canoe and roar your boat across Lake Mutanda (afternoon activity)
 

 

Schedule

Typical “on site” Retreat Day

0700  Ashtanga Yoga - traditional vinyasa style appropriate to all levels
0930  Brunch - buffet
1030  free time
1400  light lunch and free time
1600  afternoon session incl. yoga/relaxation/meditation/mindfulness practices/journalling, chanting and philosophy discussion
1830  dinner - buffet
1930  free time

Typical “off-site” Activity Day - Gorilla trekking, Morning Safari, optional Chimpanzee Trekking

0630 breakfast
0800 off site activity, with packed meal (time approximate)
1400 free time (time approximate)
1630 Yoga session - Afternoon Ashtanga, Yin/Restorative Yoga, Asana workshop
1830 dinner / buffet
1930 evening session - relaxation/meditation, discussion
2030 free time

Times are approx. and are subject to change.

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What to do next?

Book your space for the amazing Uganda Yoga&Mindfulness Retreat:

Pay your deposit by latest June 10, 2018:

  • US$ 1’575 + US$ 600 for the Gorilla Trekking permit  / Total US$ 2’175
    + US$180 for optional Chimpanzee Trekking permit
     
  • Total Price: Twin room US$ 6’300 per person  / additional US$ 816 for single room
    full payment due by October 5, 2018
  • Early bird bonus: Twin room US$ 6’100 per person  / additional US$ 816 for single room
    full payment due by August 01, 2018
     
  • If you are a single traveler, no worries, most people are, so we can set you up with a roommate to share the room unless you like to book a single room to additional costs.
  • We advise finalising international travel arrangements to and from Uganda only when tour is confirmed by latest June 15, 2018.
     

Optional/Additional costs:

  • Optional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses / tips
  • Uganda visas: single entry US$50 / required vaccinations (Yellow Fever)
  • Your travel- and health insurance
  • Any other concepts not indicated as included
     

Cancellation Policy

To reserve your place, a deposit of 25% of the full price is required, plus US$600 for the Gorilla Trekking permit and additional US$180 for optional Chimpanzee Trekking permit.

The deposit is not refundable after trip confirmation if the booking is cancelled by the client. In the case of extenuating circumstances, partial refunds will be considered if possible but are not guaranteed. The trip will be confirmed after registration
of min. 7 participants, but latest by15th June, 2018.

The balance of full payment is payable by October 5, 2018 or August 01, 2018 if you take advantage of the Early bird price. 

Please be sure to get your own comprehensive international travel, health and evacuation insurance.

 

Book and reserve your place

By booking a place you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. Please make sure you have read them first.

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Your teachers:

 
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Stephanie

Stephanie has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She has been teaching for over 12 years in New Zealand and abroad, and loves to share her passion and experience with Ashtanga yoga with all who are willing.  She is deeply grateful to her teachers, Dena Kingsberg, Peter Sanson, and the Jois Family, for their patience and guidance, devotion and sharing of this transformational yoga practice.

www.thebreathingspace.co.nz/teachers/stephanie-nelson

 
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Franziska

Since 2012 Franziska has been facilitating and supporting people through Yoga and intuitive treatment work in Switzerland and around the world. She is an authorised Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Level I by the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute in India and has been practising Ashtanga Yoga for the last 8 years daily. Franziska loves to share and assist people on their journey with these different modalities. She feels deeply grateful to be able to continuously deepen her knowledge with highly experienced and established teachers including Eileen Hall, Peter Sanson, Sharath Jois and Lynette Arkadie.

www.franziskaguentensperger.com

Interested and would like to make an enquiry?

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