12 day Safari Retreat
7th – 18th March 2024
Open your hearts in nature, feel the connection, feel the wonder, be in awe of the expansive blue skies, abundant fertile lands and deep turquoise oceans. Hosted, guided and supported you will experience conscious, up close and deeply moving encounters with herds of wild elephants, swim with pods of wild dolphins, meet giraffes and zebras through the early dawn mists, immerse and marvel in the underwater world of coral reefs… wander freely along expansive deserted beaches…. and witness the flow of life in the bush with lions, leopards, wildebeest and rhino, gifting you that infinite life changing moment of connection.
A celebration of presence, as we reconnect with our hearts, nature and each other.
Welcome to Conscious Unity with Sally Claridge & Courtney Ward.
Tembre Elephant Reserve
WHERE THE GIANTS ROAM…
Staying in elegant ensuite tented decked cabins within the 200km of wild reserve, we will enjoy early morning and late afternoon drives into the bush and immerse in the flow of life under the African sun. With deeply moving, up close encounters with wild herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, wildebeest and maybe even glimpses of the rarely seen leopard and rhino this is a unique opportunity to be in the wild, with wildlife. Dedicated, experienced local guides and drivers share their love and knowledge of flora and fauna and the staff welcome you into the Tembe family. This unique Safari lodge offers you an intimate connection with nature, African culture and wildlife. Tembe is for the discerning visitor who wants a genuine, authentic experience of Africa, away from the usual tourist routes and crowds while still having the opportunity to see the Big Five.
Where the giants roam…
- 4 nights in tented ensuite, decked cabins for you to enjoy grass roots luxury out in the African bush.
- 4 x 3-hour sunrise safari drives as animals wake up to the day. With a stop for hot chocolate, tea and biscuits at the water hole hide where all animals can come to drink.
- 4 x 3-hour afternoon sunset safari drives. Wild elephants, giraffes, impala, suni, springbok antelopes, zebra, lions and so many more to encounter. Enjoy your favourite sundowners out in the bush.
- Dedicated open safari vehicles for our group with experienced driver and guide.
- Vehicles drive separately so all animal encounters are up close and personal to our group only.
- Morning wake up calls with hot tea/coffee
- Early morning continental breakfast, hot breakfast on return from drive, late lunch and 3 course dinner.
- Bar with complimentary tea/coffee/refreshments.
- Refreshing shaded swimming pool for relaxing afternoons.
- Warm, welcoming staff.
- Holistic therapies in your cabin’s private outdoor spa area.
Where the wild dolphins await…
Staying in a private luxury villa estate on 7km of deserted expansive, sandy beach, we launch out onto the ocean, early in the mornings, opening our hearts to call in the pods of wild bottlenose dolphins to experience the connection that goes beyond words. Interacting, observing, swimming and feeling their incredible presence through our emotions and body. The freedom and exhilaration of being out on the ocean is heightened as rainbows appear in the surf’s spray against the backdrop of the thick green coastal forest. With the ocean a balmy average temperature of 25 degrees with amazing visibility, there’s the added bonus of ocean safari snorkelling over the coral reefs, as we immerse in the unseen magic beneath the surface. Green back turtles sun bathe on the surface with loggerhead & leatherback turtles and humpback whales being the migratory visitors.
All dolphin encounters are fully on the dolphins’ terms and nature’s conditions and fully supported by experienced skippers and crew. There is a strict ‘one boat’ code for open ocean dolphin encounters, so any swims will always be an intimate experience with our group only.
Where the wild dolphins await…
- 7 nights in private, beachfront luxury villa estate.
- 4 x 1.5 hour morning launches for open ocean swims with pods of local wild dolphins.
- Ocean safari snorkelling over coral reefs with turtles and an abundance of sea life.
- Dedicated boat with experienced skipper and crew.
- Snorkelling course with dolphin etiquette and boat safety.
- Visit to Ponta Malongane´s primary school to gift stationary donations.
- Direct private access through the forest to the 7km of untouched and unpopulated sandy beach.
- Short beach walk to dive centre and morning launches.
- Luxurious and spacious, open dining/bar/living area with stunning 360º views to the ocean and Lake Suki.
- All bedrooms ensuite.
- Private plunge pool and decking areas.
- In house personal chef, cooking delicious, nutritious meals on site.
- Short walking distance to Ponta Malongane local craft market and village shebeens.
Why Conscious Unity?
Because it’s time to celebrate our beautiful world…
to unite with all forms of life on Mother Earth…
to share our love and joy…
to experience a connection that transcends species and language…
to listen with our heart, intuition, senses and feelings…
and BE in peace and love with wildlife in their natural surrounds.
Conscious Unity is a once in a lifetime retreat, immersing in the beauty of nature and shared with like minded souls.
Courtney Ward & Sally Claridge
Sally and Courtney are heart-led international retreat hosts with backgrounds in healing, animal connection & welfare and spiritual growth. With over 35 years experience between them, they will guide, host and take care of you throughout the retreat. Their spontaneous, sensitive, grounded, open and lively personalities, ensure that your space and needs will be honoured while sharing, laughing, crying, inspiring and celebrating with you, every step of the way. Their intuitive nature ensures that you will be seen, held and supported beyond the group’s dynamics, while creating lifelong friendships straight from the heart.
With over 20 years experience and teaching in the world of channelling, healing and spiritual development, Sally is also a student Trust Technique practitioner and learning to work profoundly with mindfulness to support and improve an animal’s well being. Never one to follow the crowd, she brings her deep spiritual connection into every day life, through a refreshingly grounded humour along with a deep love and respect for Mother Earth and all forms of life. Over the years she has hosted workshops and healing retreats in Brazil, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany, UK and Spain, and her life experience is magnified by a early career in the airlines that fulfilled her wanderlust, yearning for freedom and a life lived to the full. Being around Sally lifts your spirits and you feel truly seen as her loving, intuitive nature touches your heart. Her passion for animal welfare and true connection, supports her vision of a kind, compassionate world, based on love, trust and peace. She also loves a big glass of cava and an even bigger bag of crisps.
Wellness & Adventure Travel
Since 1999, Halo Gaia Wellness and Adventure Travel has committed to creating a deeply relevant, life changing experience for their guests via open ocean swimming with wild dolphins in Ponta Malongane, Mozambique.
Halo Gaia facilitates interactive, eco–friendly travel, dolphin experiences that intimately unite and engage their guests with the authentic spirit of Southern Africa. They strongly encourage responsible travel by stepping off the beaten track and embracing the WILD spirit of adventure within us all.
Respectful Marine Mammal Tourism is Halo Gaia’s core mission and it is in this arena of awareness that a deep love for the diversity of our planet, ocean and indigenous cultures that is shared by founder, Courtney Ward.
SPECIAL RETREAT EXTRAS…
Indigenous Sound Healing Journey with Courtney
Djembe drumming on the beach
Ponta Malongane Craft Market
Visit to Ponta Malongane Primary School
Brunch at Tarragons in Ponta de Ouro
Oracle Card Readings with Sally
Sunset dinner at Lake Suki, Ponta Malongane
Healing & Channelling Circle
Beach Walk Meditation
Time to simply BE…
Home for your Heart…
From luxurious tented decked cabins with good night chocolates on your pillow to the decadence of a private villa estate on the beach with our own private chef… African hospitality will fill your heart and take care of all your needs.
All accommodation is ensuite.
Retreat cost based on twin sharing basis.
Single occupancy upon request and availability
Includes: accommodation, meals, all safari & dolphin swim activities and equipment hire.
Moderate level of health/fitness/swimming needed for boat launch and ocean swims.
Upon registering you’ll be sent a PDF with full details.
11 places available per retreat.
Not included: Flights to Maputo, transfers, Mozambique entry visas, personal sundries, staff tips, snacks, drinks, 2 dinners out.
Tracey Moy & family, France
R46800 per person sharing
Approx €2260 / US$2480 / £1930
£550 non refundable deposit payable in GBP
Remaining balance over 2 payments in South African Rand
Conscious Unity Safari Retreat
7th – 18th March 2024
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