Africa
Destination
10 Days, 7 Days
Duration
Yoga
Activity

Namaste Yoga Safari offers you several unique ways to enjoy the soul of Namibia and explore its diverse wonders – combining mindfulness, restoration, renewal, relaxation, self-reflection and inspiration.

Travelling through Namibia awakens your emotions and senses – colors become brighter, smells more intense and you taste more appreciative. The wildlife, vastness and beauty of the Namibian landscape is a place that is inspirational and that gets into your Soul, bringing peace and stillness… a place with so much energy and magic, it needs to be experienced…

Offering scheduled and customized retreats with daily yoga, meditation in nature, wildlife game viewing and adventure filled days. Yoga on Safari us truly a unique experience for yoga, nature and animal lovers looking to get in touch with their inner self.

We welcome all levels of experience, from beginners to advance, all ages and backgrounds. Our groups are small which allows personal attention, tailoring to your personal needs.

Specific areas can be worked on by a requested one on one private session. A new level of personal growth and physical strength is encouraged during our retreats. Enjoy the benefits of re-connecting in nature, wildlife and yoga… there is no better combination!

Our Unique Experience

Offering scheduled and customized retreats with daily yoga, meditation in nature, wildlife game viewing and adventure filled days. Yoga on Safari us truly a unique experience for yoga, nature and animal lovers looking to get in touch with their inner self.

DATE Available year round
DURATION 7 days or 10 days
LOCATION
Namaste Yoga Safari, Namibia, Africa
INCLUDED
7 Day Retreat

Daily yoga

Meditation

Accommodation for 6 nights

Breakfast and dinner

Game drives to Etosha National Park

Park fees

Airport transfers on the start and end day of the retreat

Road transport for the duration of the retreat

Laundry

Welcoming gift

10 Day Retreat

Daily yoga

Accommodation for 9 nights

Breakfast and dinner at Etosha and Sossusvlei venues

Breakfast in Swakopmund (lunch and dinner with group or your choice of restaurant/cafe)

3 excursions ( game drive to Etosha National Park, visiting rehabilitated animals and Sossusvlei/Deadvlei visit)

Park fees

Airport transfers on the start and end day of retreat,

Road transport for the duration of the retreat

Welcoming gift

NOT INCLUDED
7 Day Retreat

Travel insurance

Airfare

Guide tips

All drinks

Optional extra activities

10 Day Retreat

Travel insurance

Airfare

Guide tips

All drinks

Laundry

All lunches, dinners in Swakopmund

Optional extra activities

FOOD

3 meals a day

Different types of food served by venue

ACCOMMODATION

Rooms for single or double use

For bookings, send an inquiry to contact@namasteyogasafari.com or visit https://www.namasteyogasafari.com.

7 Day Yoga Safari

Etosha Village

Outdoor Yoga at Etosha Village

Prime destination for nature lovers combined with excellent service and cuisine! Etosha Village uniquely delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park, near Okaukuejo.

At Etosha Village nature and luxury are in perfect harmony through design and comfort. Besides the 45 accommodation units and camping facilities, Etosha Village has three restaurant seating areas, a sparkling pool plus two smaller pools as well as a well-stocked utility , curio shop…and of coarse…the outdoor yoga deck!

The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The patio and outside seating area create an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

10 Day Yoga Safari

The 10-Day Yoga Safari includes the above 7 Day accommodations, together with the following:

Desert Breeze

Desert Breeze Camp

Stay in Luxury and Style – In it’s prime position above the ephemeral Swakop River overlooking a vast and sensuous apricot dune sea, Desert Breeze offers the ultimate desert experience. A short drive from central Swakopmund, its spectacular location provides peace and tranquility away from the bustling town, and the privilege of savoring the ancient Namib Desert. Surrounded by the colorful and unique architecture contrasting but yet fitting in with the desert landscape, it will sooth any soul. The luxury bungalows with their creative atmosphere and the friendly staff will make your stay one to remember. Breakfast will be at Desert Breeze, lunch and dinner at one of Swakopmund’s many cafes’s and restaurants.

Desert Quiver Camp

Desert Quiver Camp

Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines comfort and style. Conveniently located a mere 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei, the inspiring scenery characterized by granite outcrops, spectacular views and roaming wildlife will captivate your senses. The accommodation units have spacious twin-bedded room, en-suite bathrooms, and patio. Facilities at the main building include a fully stocked bar with a big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool and 2 communal boma-areas. Meals can be enjoyed at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge restaurant and their Adventure Centre offers a range of exciting desert activities to explore the area.

Single Room Double Room
7 Day Yoga Safari Retreat €2,950 €2,750
10 Day Yoga Safari Retreat €4,250 €3,950

Payments by bank transfer only. Namibia does not accept Paypal.

7-Day Yoga Retreat

Day 1

On arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will be met and the Journey to Etosha Village will begin. From Windhoek it is an 4 hour drive, the perfect time to get to know your fellow yogi’s and an introduction to what the week has in store for you while enjoying majestic landscapes and the unique environment of flora and fauna. After settling into your luxurious accommodation, we will meet for a restorative sunset yoga session followed by a welcoming ceremony and a mouth-watering dinner under the African stars.

Day 2

Starting the day with a beautiful sunrise yoga session that will awaken all your senses, making you feel reconnected with your soul. Enjoy a healthy breakfast before meeting with an experienced guide that will take you to Etosha National Park. It is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros. Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hyena, Zebra, Springbok, Kudu, Gemsbok and Eland are common in the park which make game viewing in Etosha a unique experience. For lunch we will return to Etosha Village, relax by one of the 3 swimming pools, read a book, go on a nature walk, birding or enjoy the beautiful surroundings from your own private patio. We will meet again for sunset yoga followed by silent meditation under the stars, ending the day with a healthy dinner.

Day 3

Starting our day with another beautiful sunrise yoga session on our open-air yoga deck practicing tranquility, calmness and becoming one with nature. We will depart to a nearby Lodge after breakfast to spend some time with rehabilitated animals including elephant, rhino, and giraffe. After a healthy lunch and swim you can relax while watching wild animals come and drink at the waterhole. Sunset we will meet for another amazing yoga session followed by a dinner buffet under the African sky.

Day 4

Morning yoga, meditation and a healthy breakfast to start the day before spending some time with the ancient indigenous Himba by Etosha National Park.  Currently at an estimated population of about 50 000, the sight of traditional  Himba women has become an iconic image of Africa.  The Himba are  considered the last (semi) nomadic people of Namibia and are accustomed to  wearing traditional attire befitting their semi-arid climate.

Day 5

After sunrise yoga and a healthy meal you can treat yourself to a massage, go on a nature walk, relax or have a one on one session with your teacher. We will enjoy a sundowner and dinner at a nearby lodge.

Day 6

At sunrise we will depart to Etosha National park where we will also enjoy breakfast at one of the waterholes viewing the animals. Lunch time we will be back at Etosha Village where you can relax before an early afternoon yoga session followed by sundowners, a bush dinner and star gazing.

Day 7

After Sunrise Yoga we will enjoy our last healthy breakfast before heading back to Windhoek. Not only will it be a memorable drive back, but an unforgettable trip never to be forgotten.

10-Day Yoga Retreat

Day 1

On arrival at Windhoek International Airport, you will be met and the Journey to Etosha Village will begin. If you arrived a day or so before, we will pick you up at your B&B. From Windhoek it’s an 4 hour drive, the perfect time to get to know your fellow yogi’s and an introduction to what the week has in store for you while enjoying majestic landscapes and the unique environment of flora and fauna. After a late lunch and settling into your luxurious accommodation, we will meet for a restorative sunset yoga session followed by a welcoming ceremony and a mouth-watering dinner under the African sky…

Day 2

Starting the day with a beautiful sunrise yoga session that will awaken all your senses, making you feel reconnected with your soul.

After a healthy breakfast you will meet with your guide that will take us to Etosha National Park. It is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several threatened and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros. Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hyena, Zebra, Springbok, Kudu, Gemsbok and Eland are common in the park which make game viewing in Etosha a unique experience. For lunch we will return to Etosha Village, relax by one of the 3 swimming pools, read a book, go on a nature walk, birding or enjoy the beautiful surroundings from your own private patio. We will meet again for sunset yoga, ending the day with a buffet dinner.

Day 3

Waking up to another beautiful day in Africa!!

Sunrise yoga on our open-air yoga deck practicing calmness and becoming one with nature. We will depart to Okutala Lodge after breakfast to spend some time with rehabilitated animals such as elephant, rhino, and giraffe. After a healthy lunch and swim you can relax or go on a PM game drive to Etosha. Sunset we will meet for yoga followed by a bush dinner… ( fine-dining )under the African sky…ending the night with star gazing.

Day 4

Today we will be heading to the picturesque coastal town of Swakopmund – where the ocean meets the desert. Once in Swakopmund, we will enjoy sunset yoga with spectacular views of the Namib dunes followed by a German cuisine dinner.

Day 5

After yoga and a healthy breakfast you will surely be ready for a fun filled day in Swakopmund.  You can choose between a variety of adventurous excursions (all optional extras), from quad biking, fat wheel biking, ocean safaris, dune boarding, horse riding, camel riding, kayaking or surfing. If you would like to observe your surroundings from above, you could even try skydiving or a scenic flight as an optional activity. After lunch you can either relax or explore this cute little German town. Sunset Yoga will be on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Namib Desert followed by your choice of restaurant…

Day 6

After morning yoga you have the whole day free to do any optional activity this town has to offer followed or just relax before sunset yoga and dinner at one of the amazing restaurants in town.

Day 7

We will make our way down south to Sossusvlei after sunrise yoga (about 5 hour drive). Sossusvlei is undoubtedly Namibia’s most iconic landscape, located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. The Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world and stretches over 1500km with dunes reaching heights of 300m. Sunset Yoga in the desert followed by a buffet dinner overlooking a floodlit waterhole where you can watch oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and hyena, whilst enjoying exquisite food.

Day 8

After breakfast you depart to Deadvlei, – Deadvlei is a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor. The pitch-black trees and bleached white pans paired with rusty-red dunes and blue skies makes this a paradise for photographers. Relax after lunch at the pool overlooking majestic landscapes, early evening yoga followed by a bush dinner (fine dining in nature). Namibia is considered to be one of the top 3 destinations for stargazing in the world. Optional extras here are scenic flights or hot-air ballooning.

Day 9

After yoga we will enjoy our last breakfast overlooking the desert then make our way to Gocheganas. After lunch enjoy a much needed massage(optional extra) after a 9 days of yoga and exploration. If needed, spend some more time at the Spa (optional extra), sunset yoga and our last night will be spent having dinner under the stars.

Day 10

Our last sunrise yoga session…

Depending on everyones flight departure times, we can either relax at Gocheganas after breakfast or go curio shopping in Windhoek. Not only will it be a memorable drive back to the airport, but an unforgettable trip never to be forgotten…

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I just arrived back in the U.S. yesterday afternoon, after spending a weekend in Germany. What a contrast to be in sunny, hot Namibia one day and be ice skating in the snow in Germany two days later!!

Thank you for your lovely message and for putting together such good words to describe all the richness and experience and responsibility that travel provides. As you know, I was already in love with Africa, and this trip enabled me to extend that love and exploration to a part of the continent I didn’t know at all. I feel sure I will be back in Namibia at some point… DEFinitely!! 😀

And I feel blessed to have a new ‘sister’ in Africa! YOU are the one of the most amazing women I’ve met, and truly, I can’t imagine this trip without you and all you did to accommodate some of our more high-maintenance people and requests. 😉 You’re a knowledgeable, organized, and responsive leader, and were able to adapt and be flexible to the changing needs or situation. Plus you’re fun to be with!

With love and deep gratitude for all you did and who you are…

Thank you so much for such an amazing trip!  For me, I wouldn’t change a thing. But I guess you can’t guarantee a visit from Oubaas every time!  :o)   The giraffes were obviously the highlight for me.  And I even got a free cleanse out of the experience!  :o)   I wish I would have seen more of Swakopmund but it gives me a reason to go back.  I loved the whole thing beginning to end and your efforts to take care of us were above and beyond.  I hope our paths will cross again and if you are back in the states, you are always welcome at my house.  I have a couple of animals but they aren’t quite as wild as the one you encounter.  Cheers and many thanks!

Marcel- it was amazing to meet and connect with you. Thank you so much for showing me what Namibia is all about. Beyond the Bernie of it all- you are incredible. There is no doubt in my mind that you and this retreat will continue to grow into something big and wonderful.  It feels strange to be “back at it” today, but I feel lighter and my heart and mind are more open. I truly can’t believe how wonderful the people of Namibia are. Some of the kindest more generous and happy people I have ever met. I feel so much more concerned to mother nature and all the beauty that she possesses. I am going to try very hard to stay connected and appreciative of her and all that she gives to us. So much love to you. Thank you for facilitating one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Teacher Profile

Eva Eichhorn

A desire at the tender age of 14, found Eva attending yoga classes in order to tame a restless heart and provide a sense of purpose. It soon became apparent that yoga was that one constant in her life that would see her on a journey that provided an understanding of her self-worth and more importantly, settled her mind. Her journey awoke a passion and a dedicated commitment to the art and discipline of yoga.

Her philosophy is simple:  When one practices the art of yoga and strives to live from the core of our being, then it becomes available to achieve our desires, to embrace life to the fullest.

Eva is quick to recognize the influences in her life, her yoga teachers, and trainers. The same people who recognized the great potential that resides within her. Personal guidance and hands-on mentoring saw her develop into a competent and caring person. From being a substitute teacher, she quickly developed her skills to become a formidable yoga instructor and teacher. Her experience stems from many hours of teaching at hotels, gyms, studios, spa facilities, private clients, events and retreats all over namibia. A caring person who takes great pleasure in assisting others by providing a safe space to experience alignment and depth in their bodies. She strives to cultivate strong and balanced qualities of body, mind, and soul.

Although somewhat challenging, her methodology is technical, yet her warm-hearted nature creates lightness and strength on both mental and physical levels, a place where we can relate to our own truths and aspirations.

Yoga Styles and Qualification

  • E-RYT 200 Yoga Qualification
  • (Jim Harrington RYS)
  • Practice and Teaching background
  • Ashtanga/ Vinyasa/ Anusara
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology, Teaching Methodology,
  • Yoga for Sports & Rehabilitation, Yoga Therapy, Pranayama/Breath-Work, Meditation
  • Years of practice 13
  • Years teaching 7