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7 Day Journey From Your Heart Yoga Holiday in Okavango Delta

Mopiri Camp, Botswana

Wildlife Yoga Holiday Botswana

This retreat takes place at two luxurious lodges, Mopiri and Nokanyana offering you the best of both worlds in the delta - an incredible opportunity to connect deeply with the elements and energy of nature as we move from the wetland to the drylands. Not only will you experience the remoteness from land, but also from above with three scenic flights that are included in the costs.

Meet the instructors

Marcel & Jill
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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily calming meditation sessions
  • One-on-one sessions with your yoga teacher
  • Professional guides for all activities and excursions
  • Be pampered with a full body massage
  • 3 scenic flights over the Delta
  • Delicious healthy meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans, German
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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The lodges will not be used exclusively for the yoga retreat, there will be other guests around. However, yoga sessions will be held when most guests are out on their daily activities. There are 2 room options available at both lodges; private luxury room for 1 person, and the shared luxury room for 2 persons shared with either your partner, friend, or family member.

Mopiri Camp

Staying at Mopiri Camp offers a water experience right on your doorstep, with boating safaris, mokoro trips, bush walks, sunset cruises, star gazing, and nights out at fly camp in the heart of the Delta. Game viewing is mainly aquatic - Hippos, Crocodiles, incredible birdlife, Elephant, Red Lechwe, and Sitatunga, to name a few.


Staying at Nokanyana offers a game-rich experience. Wildlife moves right through camp. Days can be spent out on short morning and afternoon game drives, or full days out exploring areas further afield. There are no set timings and the team will work out an itinerary to suit you.


Join Marcel and Jill, an Australian gong master and yoga teacher, for 7 days of yoga flows along the Okavango Delta. Botswana is not only famous for its wildlife and stunning beauty, but one of the greatest adventure Safari destinations in Africa. It is also home to the largest population of elephants and wild dogs anywhere in the world.

They have teamed up with Roots & Journeys, a circuit of lodges with a strong passion for the country, the people, and conservation. The retreat takes place at 2 of their luxurious lodges, Mopiri and Nokanyana, offering you the best of both worlds in the Delta. The Okavango Delta is a unique ecosystem with both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of superb wildlife, a large concentration of birds and lush vegetation. Not only will you experience the remoteness from land, but also from above with 3 included scenic flights.

Morning yoga sessions by Marcel will be slow Vinyasa flows, finding and creating space within, as the world along the Delta awakes. Not only will the picture-perfect settings give you the feeling as though time is standing still, but you will certainly be renewed after each session and ready for what the day has in store for us – plenty of wildlife, relaxation and unique activities specific to the area.

You will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon yoga practice with Jill while listening to the sounds of hippos along the river and bird life as night approaches. Over the last 30 years, Jill taught and trained with amazing teachers in several styles of yoga - Hatha, Radiant light and Kundalini is just a few to mention, including mantra, yoga therapy, shamanic healing, sound healing and Trauma Aware yoga. Her yoga sessions encourage movement of energy for endurance and healing, using pranayama and movement. Jill teaches from an inner perspective, bringing awareness back into the body and feeling what is. - “My yoga is focused on inner awareness, opening the heart, refining the relationship to self, bringing the mind to the present, sitting in meditation connected to the loving, unchanging eternal part of Self, I often use mantra for meditations. I am very traditional in my yoga teachings and beliefs.”

Please note Jill will only be teaching along with Marcel on the March retreat. Only Marcel will be teaching during November's retreat.

The chefs will prepare healthy vegan/vegetarian meals and you can also expect to have lunch in various locations around the camps.


Day 1

On arrival at Maun Airport you will be met by a representative then make your way to Mopiri Camp with a small aircraft. The flight to the camp is a scenic flight over the Delta, an amazing experience on its own already - what a way to start this incredible journey.

On arrival to Mopiri you will be welcomed and briefed on your yoga retreat. Settle into your luxurious accommodation before a much-needed yoga and meditation session as the sun sets over the Delta. Welcoming dinner and one-on-one individual session to follow.

Day 2

  • Morning yoga session next to the delta at the lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Boat trip and guided bush walk/optional massage
  • Lunch
  • Barge cruise/relaxation/optional massage
  • Afternoon/sunset yoga session
  • Dinner

Day 3

  • Morning yoga session next to the delta at the lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Full day out incorporating a boating safari, mokoro trip and lunch set up on an island in the heart of the delta
  • Sunset yoga session
  • Dinner

Day 4

  • Morning yoga session next to the Delta at the lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Morning activity/relaxation/optional massage
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon activity, relaxation, or optional massage
  • Afternoon / sunset yoga session
  • Dinner

Day 5

  • Morning yoga session next to the Delta at the lodge
  • Breakfast
  • MorFly from Mopiri to Nokanyana
  • Game drive into camp
  • Lunch (in camp or on the way to camp)
  • Afternoon game drive/relaxation
  • Afternoon / sunset yoga session
  • Dinner

Day 6

  • Morning yoga session next to the Khwai River at the lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Morning activity, relaxation, or optional massage
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon game drive or relaxation
  • Afternoon / sunset yoga session
  • Dinner

Day 7

This morning, you will have one last beautiful yoga flow, taking in the natural beauty and energy of the delta. After breakfast, you will fly back to Maun in time for your departure flight back home. The scenic flight over the delta is the perfect chance to reflect on the natural beauty and self-reflection you have encountered over the last week.

Included excursions

  • 3 scenic flights over the Delta and Khwai - See the Okavango Delta from above
  • Wildlife game viewing on game drives
  • Boating safaris on the Okavango Delta
  • Mokoro trips on the Okavango Delta
  • Guided bush walks
  • Sunset cruises on the delta


Marcel Vosloo

Jill Schrader

Retreat location

Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It covers an area of 581,730 square kilometres, about the size of France or the state of Texas. Botswana is known for incredible wildlife sightings and is home to the largest population of elephants and wild dogs anywhere in the world. English is the official language of Botswana.

Setswana is the national language. There are over 20 languages spoken in Botswana. Sekalanaga spoken by the Bakalanga is the most common. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world. The Okavango Delta became the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014.


With their warm and attentive hospitality, you can expect delightful cuisine at both lodges. All meals will be served on the outdoor deck overlooking the river. Not only do you get to listen to the sounds of nature while doing yoga, but also at every meal.

Daily meals

  • Breakfasts: Healthy continental
  • Lunches: Healthy menu to choose from - some lunches will be set around camp, depending on the days activities
  • Dinners: Healthy 3 course meals

All meals are vegan/vegetarian, freshly prepared by the lodges professional chefs. High tea with freshly baked goodies and cakes will be served at the lodge, also depending on the days activities.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The retreat is fully inclusive with daily yoga/meditation sessions and activities along the Okavango Delta. The scenic flights are also included in the retreat and a full body massage at Mopiri Lodge. After lunch, you will have time to relax next to the pool reading a book, admiring the beautiful surroundings, or go for an extra massage.

Spa treatments

One full body massage included at Mopiri Lodge, but you can opt for an optional massage in your free time.

What's included

  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Fruit infused water refills (bottles will be supplied, as Namaste Yoga Safari Namibia do not want to use any plastic bottles)
  • All mentioned camp activities
  • Professional guides for all excursions/activities
  • 1 full body massage
  • Private yoga teacher/host
  • One-on-one sessions with your yoga teacher
  • Daily yoga and meditation with a beautiful view of the Delta and the Khwai River
  • VAT and tourism levy
  • Park fees
  • Meet and greet at Maun airport by a member of the Roots and Journeys team
  • Return scenic flights from Maun to Mopiri Camp, Mopiri to Nokanyana, and Nokanyana to Maun (3 flights)
  • Transfers to and from the Mopiri airstrip and the Khwai airstrip
  • Passenger liability insurance
  • Laundry
  • Welcoming gift
  • Boating safaris
  • Mokoro trips
  • Bush walks
  • Traditional Boma evening
  • Village visit
  • Lunch out on an island
  • Game drives

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Gratuity
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional massage treatments
  • Local / alcohol beverages

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Maun International Airport (MUB) no later than 13:30 on the first day of the retreat. Daily flights to Maun International Airport from Johannesburg in South Africa with Air Botswana and SA Airlink are available.

On arrival at Maun Airport you will be met by a Roots & Journeys representative then make your way to Mopiri Camp with a small aircraft. The flight to the camp is a scenic flight over the Delta, an amazing experience on its own already...what a way to start this incredible Journey. Flight time from Maun to Mopiri is just under 40 minutes, with a 5-minute boat ride into camp.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Availability information

There is a maximum of 8 guests for this retreat for the perfect group experience.

Monday March 22, 2021
(7 days / 6 nights)

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