Wilderness & Wellness Safari

Okavanga Delta, Botswana

March 24th - 31st, 2018
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I've had the opportunity to travel with Escape to Shape multiple times and have been blown away by the experiences curated and executed by Erica and Francesco. Everything from the yoga and fitness to cultural activities and food options has been meticously planned and is absolutely wonderful. The best part of an Escape to Shape is the people drawn to this type of vacation. I have met the most inspiring and amazing people, many of whom have become close friends. If you love adventure, are fitness and health minded, and enjoy the company of like minded people, Escape to Shape is for you!

-- J.C. Buck


Wellness

Yoga. Meditation. Fitness Training. Massage.

Nourishment

Fresh, local, creative, flavorful cuisine- with a variety of delicious choices to satisfiy every palette. While you might be reluctant to come in from the adventurous game drives, the delicious cuisine is definitely worth returning 'home' to. Vegan or gluten free? We've got you covered.

Home

Imagine sleek & modern accommodations, seeped in luxury, surrounded by natural beauty. And while the rooms themselves are glorious, it's the view from your private terrace & plunge pool that truly steal the show. Mother Nature at her finest.

Unique

Bucket List Escape + Epic Escape + Ultimate Escape all wrapped up in a perfect package - complimented by the unique and unpredictible performance that Mother Nature puts on daily. There truly are no words to sum up the experince that awaits.


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? 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 ESCAPE TO SHAPE: Botswana is a dream trip come true!


Includes

  • Transportation from the Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) to The Michelangelo Hotel
  • One-night accommodations at the Michelangelo Hotel in Johannesburg
  • Dinner & Breakfast in Johannesburg
  • Transportation back to Johannesburg Airport
  • Round trip flights Johannesburg to Maun; Maun to Private Game Camp
  • 6 night luxury accommodations at Vumbura Plains North
  • 3 delicious + healthy meals + snacks & beverages (including alcohol, excluding champagne) daily
  • Game drives, boat trips, canoe excursions + additional cultural surprises
  • Yoga & fitness classes
  • One Massage in Botswana
  • Laundry Service
  • Park fees
  • Wi-Fi - IN JOHANNESBURG. Please note that once in Botswana we will be off the grid, with no internet/Wi-Fi or cell service. Emergency contact numbers will be provided
  • Tax

Rate

Private Room: $13800
Shared Room: $10500

$4500 non-refundable deposit per person. Please refer to the policies page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.

Travel insurance is required for this escape

Accommodations

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 surround 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 to indulge in a soothing massage. Imagine sleek & modern accommodations, seeped in luxury, surrounded by natural beauty.


Sample Itinerary & Menu

Sample Days At Escape To Shape: Botswana

Please note all activities are optional

DAY 1

5:30 am - Morning wake up

6:00 am - Breakfast

6:30-11:00 am - Game Drive

11:30 am - Yoga & Meditation 

1:00 pm - Lunch

3:00 pm - Circuit Training

4:15 pm - Game Drive

8:00 pm - Dinner

9:00 pm - Night Game Drive 

DAY 2

5:30 am - Morning wake up

6:00 am - Breakfast

6:30 am - Canoe Experience & Game Drive

11:30 am - Yoga & Meditation 

1:00 pm - Lunch

3:00 pm - Circuit Training

4:15 pm - Game Drive

8:00 pm - Dinner 

SAMPLE MENU

DAY 1

Breakfast

Eggs made to order

Home made muesli with dried fruits & nut milk

Fresh fruits

Yogurt

Green juice

Coffee & tea

Lunch

Deconstructed salad of quinoa, fresh local greens, roasted vegetables & cashew-nut dressing

Slow roasted chicken & black bean tostadas

Fresh fruit plate

Mid-afternoon Snack- Raw nuts & cacao trail mix

Dinner

Pumpkin & ginger soup

Grilled fish & roasted vegetables

Passion fruit sorbet


Teachers

Erica Gragg

Yoga Teacher

Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a 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 is co-founder and co-owner of Escape To Shape, which she created to fill a gap in the travel & wellness market- combining her two passions into one unique, memorable and results-driven holiday. Erica contributes to AFAR, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Charlotte's Book and Well + Good, amongst others, as a Travel & Wellness Expert.