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Have you long dreamt of experiencing Africa, flying in a Cessna across the Okavango Delta, arriving at an ultra luxurious game camp where giraffes graze off your private terrace and elephants are often glimpsed sipping from your private lap pool? Have you imagined the thrill of chasing wild hyenas as they hunt a zebra; the beauty of a lioness caring for her young or the glory of a leopard as it lounges in the shade of a tree? Do you enjoy experiencing nature, off-the-beaten path & up close? Longed for land and water game drives, with the opportunity to get a little bit closer by walking through these experiences as well? Have you pictured yourself on an active safari, one with the perfect combination of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, yoga & fitness activities + relaxation, one where you return home enriched & enlivened, fit & fulfilled? Then, I guess we have something in common, as SO HAVE WE! And we are finally bringing this vision to life, with ESCAPE TO SHAPE- BOTSWANA.
A retreat of contemporary and unique design, Vumbura Plains North is open and airy, with modern architecture crafted of pale wood and built-in modular couches facing east toward the sunrise. In the center, a large, square sitting area juts out into the plains, packed with plump, off-white canvas cushions that surrounded a fire pit, ideal for cocktails and stargazing. The contemporary, elegant dining and bar area offer magnificent vistas across the Okavango Delta.
Each large room at the camp is a luxurious thatched-roof villa, raised off the ground, with indoor and outdoor showers and an en suite bathroom. A step down is the lounge area, with windows on three sides for an iconic view of the floodplains. Additional room features include a private plunge pool and ‘sala’ – a place from which to watch the passing parade of wildlife or indulging in a soothing massage. Imagine sleek & modern accommodations, seeped in luxury, surrounded by natural beauty.
Share:$10,200 per person – 2 twin beds or 1 king bed option. We can pair you with a roommate if traveling solo
Private:$13500 for a private room
A non-refundable deposit for 50% is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize Escape To Shape to charge your credit card for this amount and acknowledge that this deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to a future Escape.
The balance of your payment is required to be paid in by JANUARY 10, 2017. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will come in handy should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling or while traveling, last minute flight cancellations or personal issues that effect your trip. Many of our clients have found great rates and policies through the following site: www.tripinsurance.com.
Please refer to the POLICIES page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.
March 19, 2017- You will be greeted at the Johannesburg International Airport (O.R. Tambo) and escorted to the Michelangelo Hotel. Located on Nelson Mandela Square, the Michelangelo Hotel offers world-class facilities in a stylish & elegant setting, with easy access to Johannesburg’s finest shops & restaurants. Orientation & group dinner at one of Johannesburg’s hot spot restaurants.
March 20, 2017- Breakfast and depart for airport. South African Air flight from Johannesburg to Maun, Botswana (1.5 hours). Connect to private Cessna caravan for 30 minute flight to private camp, where you will experience 6 nights of luxurious accommodations at our own private Premier Safari Camp- Vumbura Plains North (photos & details below)- which is considered one of the most beautiful and exclusive camps in Botswana.
Each day will be a combination of the following:
March 26, 2017- Morning game drive, breakfast & yoga. Flight by Cessna Caravan to Maun; Connect to South African Air flight from Maun to Johannesburg, arriving into Johannesburg at 3:40 pm. From there you can connect to your international flight homeward. The trip of a lifetime has officially come to an end…
Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a very strong, yet playful Vinyasa flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal, to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica contributes to AFAR, Huffington Post, Livetheprocess.com, Charlottesbook.com and has created time efficient and results driven workouts and fitness tips for publications such as Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, The New York Post, Newsday as well as Red, The London Times, Daily Star, The Sunday Express and Healthy in the United Kingdom.
Sharing yoga surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of Botswana is a life affirming experience, one that Erica is privileged to share with each guests.
The trips hosted by Escape to Shape are an amazing way to enjoy your time off. The trips are the perfect mix of high quality service, outstanding food, exotic locations, physical activity, spiritual well-being and cultural activities. In a nutshell, if you are looking for time to spend by yourself, with a friend or spouse, Escape to Shape has something for everyone. I have been on 2 Escape to Shape trips and they were both magical in their own unique ways. The rooms are spacious, clean and surrounded by nature. The food is outstanding – healthy, fresh, ethnic. The locations are exotic, safe and stimulating. The service is attentive, warm, and caring. The yoga is outstanding – with wonderful teachers from around the world who are all incredibly inspiring. The cultural activities are wonderful – unique to the location, adventurous and memorable. Most importantly, the trip feels like a home away from home. The hosts and guests of Escape to Shape are warm, inviting and sharing. You leave the trips with new experiences, new friends and a renewed sense of well-being. I highly recommend Escape to Shape.NEWYORKYOGA GIRL September 2009