Maybe you’ve felt it with the spray of the mighty Victoria Falls on your face, or when enveloped in a herd of elephants gently rumbling to each other, or perhaps as you glance up at the sky marvelling at the Milky Way? That spine-tingling emotion we call awe, which plays such a vital role in boosting our happiness, health, wellbeing and loving relationships with one another, and the planet.
Awe is the magnificent emotion we feel in response to things so infinite and magical, they defy our existing paradigms and perceptions of reality. Awe brings us to our knees, humbled and grateful, and there comes a deep cathartic recognition that the sacred spirit infusing everything around us, is the same sacred spirit within ourselves.
We invite you take precious time out from your busy life to deep dive into an awe-inspiring immersion of pristine wilderness, where we will explore land on foot where our ancestors have been evolving for 2,5 million years.
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 and gorges in the west giving way to plains, pans, baobabs and 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 and back, and forms a distinct ecological region. Huge herds of elephant, buffalo and other game congregate here, especially when the surrounding bush lies parched before the rains. Predators and scavengers, ranging from the great cats and 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 and 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 and self-refection, who appreciate the precious gift of long periods of silence, & who can recognise beauty in both the small and large creations of nature. A medium level of fitness is required.