Step aside Asia, here comes Africa.
Asia has always been the number one destination for spiritual travellers looking to reconnect with their inner selves and have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ travel experience.
But now, it’s time for Africa. The continent has without a doubt become the next hotspot for wellness travel. Why? The African wilderness in itself is an inspirational and spiritual place, where the pace of life simply slows down.
But that’s not all, throughout Africa, operators and suppliers have picked up on the ‘wellness’ trend and are offering unique wellness experiences from massage tables set up on the white-sand beaches of Mozambique to exclusive spas in the middle of the African savannah.
The latest trend for corporate and leisure travellers in Africa is the ‘walking yoga safari’. Delegates can experience the remote wilderness of Africa while walking, practicing yoga and meditating in Africa’s most remote areas, such as the Luangwa Valley in Zambia.
The act of being on foot in the wilderness is yogic by nature. Delegates are able to truly slow down and synchronize to rhythms of the wilderness surrounding. They will be able to see, feel and sense the response animals have to human presence in the wilderness.
What can delegates expect?
Begin your day with a meditation session on a riverbank, or while watching the sunrise over the African wilderness.
After a light breakfast, delegates head out on a game walk reconnecting with nature, following and tracking wild animals. These walks are usually at an easy pace to allow delegates of every generation and fitness level to enjoy the experience.
Delegates will return to the camp for lunch and relaxation during the hottest time of the day.
In the late afternoon, delegates reconvene for yoga and a gentle slow-paced game walk. In the evening, they to watch the sun set over the African wilderness with a glass of wine, or sit around the fire under the stars at night and discuss the adventures of the day.
Although yoga walking safaris can be held everywhere in Africa, especially Zambia’s Luangwa Valley seems to be the ideal destination for this new activity. The wilderness areas in the Luangwa Valley are vast and unfenced, creating an authentic and pure atmosphere.