In the follow-on from our Awakening Awe Retreat, we are offering a 2nd AWAKENING RETREAT for explorers of our inner & outer wilderness landscapes. This invitation is an opportunity to stimulate senses dulled by fast-paced, urban living. As Westerners, we’ve come to rely heavily on sight, to the detriment of touch, taste, hearing & smell. But when these senses awaken, our world expands & becomes infinitely richer, more textured, & vibrantly alive. After all, are we not what we perceive?
By walking silently in the wilderness for 5 days, we return to our untamed roots as wild, sensuous beings, at one with the Nature & attuned to all her multi-faceted nuances. The deeper we drop into stillness & silence, the more we become what we sense. Like shamans, we will learn from the wisdom of all our relations & take these precious gems back into our lives.
We love to invite you take valuable time out from your busy life to deep dive into an immersion within pristine wilderness, where we walk silently in the African bush for hours each day, at times interpreting the intimacies of nature’s behaviour, & drawing upon Mother Nature’s teachings in consciousness-expanding sessions between the walks.
The guiding you will receive on these retreats will be unlike anything you’ve experienced on safari before. Guests are invited to FEEL nature with the whole body, rather than analyse & dissect it with the busy mind. By dropping into the feelings in our bodies, we begin to tune into the Body of Nature. The unconscious way of objectifying nature – of viewing her as separate to ourselves – dissolves & an awe-inspiring realisation arises, where we remember in our deepest essence that we are a part of it all, & all of it is a part of us. We tap into a realm of sensed intelligence we previously forgotten, & gain greater access to the fullness of being alive.
ABOUT PAFURI ~ KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
The private Pafuri concession – within the world-famous Kruger National Park – lies in a vast, almost inaccessible triangle of wilderness between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers, along South Africa’s north-eastern frontier. Between them, the two great valleys embrace one of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, with mountains & gorges in the west giving way to plains, pans, baobabs & fever tree forests in the east.
This ancient land, particularly the low-lying floodplains near the confluence at Crooks’ Corner where our camp is located, harbours an abundance of life. It’s a natural choke point for wildlife crossing from north to south & back, and forms a distinct ecological region. Huge herds of elephant, buffalo & other game congregate here, especially when the surrounding bush lies parched before the rains. Predators & scavengers, ranging from the great cats & hyenas to servals, genets, civets, caracals, amongst many others, find shelter here.
The area is also famous for its elephant herds in winter (when we are there), which come to drink from the Luvuvhu river. The wildlife roams without the hindrance of borders in a trans-frontier park that spans 3 countries. The diversity also brings a profusion of birds, with numerous sightings in what bird lovers regard as South Africa’s most rewarding birding destination.
While comprising only about 1% of the Kruger National Park’s actual area, Pafuri contains plants & animals representing almost 75% of the Parks total diversity.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT AIMED AT?
This is an exclusive, next-level wilderness safari retreat, designed for those who’ve already done much inner journey work & self-refection, who appreciate the precious gift of long periods of silence, & who can recognise the sacred in both the small & large creations of nature. A medium level of fitness is required.