Discovering Zambia on a Yoga Safari

A Journey of a Lifetime

I’m Clare, and I want to take you on a journey through one of the most incredible experiences of my life: the Yoga Safari in Zambia. This past May, I had the privilege of sharing this magical place with a group of amazing women—Deb, Sharon, Deb, and Margie. It was more than just a trip; it was a dream come true for many of them.


For those who couldn’t join us, or for those who are considering joining the next edition in May 2025, let me paint a picture of what we experienced and what you can look forward to.

Yoga Safari with Clare Sullivan

A Dream Fulfilled in the Heart Of Africa

Zambia has always held a special place in my heart. It’s a land of breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and vibrant cultures. Sharing this with others through the lens of yoga was something I had long envisioned. 

The Yoga Safari combined the thrill of exploring pristine wilderness with the serenity of daily yoga practice. The result was a holistic experience that nurtured the body, mind, and soul.

The Wild and Wonderful Zambia

Our journey began in the Lower Zambezi (4 nights), moved through South Luangwa (4 nights at Kafunta River Lodge), and culminated in Livingstone (3 nights), home to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls. 


Each location offered its unique charm and a myriad of activities. We saw an astonishing variety of wildlife—elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, and more. The landscapes were equally diverse, from lush riverbanks to expansive plains and thundering waterfalls.

Elephants on Safari

But the wildlife and landscapes were just part of the adventure. We immersed ourselves in the local culture, visiting villages, markets, and art galleries. We danced, walked, and swam. And we dined under the stars, savouring delicious local cuisine.  


Throughout this journey, yoga was our constant companion. We practiced daily, finding both invigoration and calm. The rhythm of ‘African Time’ guided us, allowing us to slow down and truly connect with ourselves and our surroundings.


Every new sight, sound, and smell reminded us of the world’s beauty and complexity. Hippocrates called the awareness that comes with this observation “green exercise.” This awareness offers a fresh perspective and is beneficial for physical, mental, and emotional health. We felt this deeply as we moved through the wilderness, our senses heightened, and our spirits lifted.

A yoga session on the deck

Looking Forward to 2025

As I reflect on our time in Zambia, I am filled with gratitude and excitement for the future. The next Yoga Safari is already open for bookings for 2025 (5-16 May 2025), and I can’t wait to share this incredible experience with a new group of adventurers.

The itinerary remains as enchanting as ever, covering the Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, and Livingstone. Expect daily yoga and meditation, thrilling wildlife game viewing, and rich cultural experiences. Each day will offer something new and beautiful, an opportunity to grow and transform.

If you’re looking for an adventure that combines the best of nature, culture, and personal growth, the Yoga Safari in Zambia is for you. It’s a chance to step out of your routine, embrace the wild, and find deeper calm and clarity through yoga.

Sharing Zambia has been a lifelong passion of mine. The laughter, discoveries, and shared moments of awe and tranquillity create lasting memories. I hope you will join me in May 2025 to create your own unforgettable memories and experience the magic of a Yoga Safari.


Namaste, and see you in Zambia!


— Clare



PS: Enjoy an early bird discount on the 2025 Yoga Safari when booking before 31 August 2024. 

Claire Sullivan is a yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience. She designs classes to suit all ages, yoga experiences, and fitness levels, blending style and incorporating vinyasa, yin yoga, restorative yoga, iRest meditation, and breath work.  Classes are offered each morning and evening throughout the safari. 

Visit Clare’s website, Food & Body, for more information. 

Sunset at Island Bush Camp

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