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In the heart of a ‘Peace Park’ in the north-east of Namibia, where the Kwando River meanders through the lush verdant landscape, is Nambwa Tented Lodge.
Nestled high among majestic jackalberry, sausage and knobthorn trees and built on stilts, the lodge itself takes its cue from nature and allows the uninterrupted movement of nature’s giants, the African elephant, who follow their ancient paths below the timber walkways. The soothing effects of nature’s slow rhythm create an atmosphere of relaxation and peace in complete wilderness.
This haven became the fitting location for an exclusive six day Namaste Yoga Safaris retreat in late February. Heartsounds’ Steven and Vanessa Mazabouw from Australia led guests in Yin Yoga and Deep Dream Sound Journeys to the sound of the couple’s hypnotic music. Yoga mats were laid out on the deck overlooking the vast floodplains, on a pristine private island, and in the most stunning locations in the middle of the bush. Wild creatures looked on and some may have even tried to mimic the poses.
While the yoga sessions provided nourishment to the soul, the delicious, carefully prepared vegan and vegetarian meals nourished the body. With an eye for detail, the Nambwa staff saw to their guests’ every need, while the ten tastefully decorated luxury tented suites provided incomparable comfort.
An experience like no other in the heart of the Zambezi wilderness, where nature and nurture for the soul came together in awe-inspiring harmony.
The next yoga retreat to be hosted by African Monarch Lodges at Nambwa Tented Lodge will take place in November 2019. Visit their website for more information or contact them directly.
This article was first published in the Winter 2019 issue of Travel News Namibia.