Yoga and Meditation Safaris

What better place to meditate and do your favourite yoga session than in the "real" African wilderness?

Kelvin Safaris, a safari company based in Mfuwe, bordering South Luangwa National Park, is offering a unique "Yoga and Meditation in the bush" package.

Kelvin Zulu, an expert in his field as a safari guide, takes you to the most stunning locations and remote parts of the park where you are be able to enjoy relaxing and deepening yoga and meditation sessions led by Mahina Zulu, his wife and partner, who is passionate about the  mind, body and soul connection.

Their common passion and love for the African bush is truly contagious, and their easy-going, friendly and professional nature will make you feel immediately at ease so that you can enjoy a perfect, relaxing and rejuvenating holiday!

You can enjoy regular sunrise and sunset yoga and meditation sessions every day! Yoga sessions are tailored so that each person can feel challenged, motivated and rejuvenated. More information at

Benefits of Meditation

Mindfulness meditation has many scientifically proven benefits! Not only does it helps you manage stress and anxiety, but it also calms your mind and promotes a sense of inner peace. 

It has also been shown to help control blood pressure, promotes better sleep by helping the body to relax and relieving tension in the muscles. 

Daily meditation is also proven to help treat irritable Bowel Syndrome, PMS and depression. It stimulates your imagination and opens your mind so you can find efficient solutions to any daily life problem faster and in more calmly. 

But probably the most important benefit of meditation is that it helps us connect with our true qualities, who we truly are, by being in the present moment and loving all that is. 

Once we’ve accepted who we are and learn to work with our thoughts directly, we can love ourselves more and in turn be more loving towards others. Mindfulness is in fact scientifically proved to increase happiness, enhances clarity and gives peace of mind.

Why do YOGA?

Yoga is an incredible way to come home to yourself and connect with every part of your body. It flushes toxins out and has many proven benefits:

  • Yoga Improves Flexibility 

Moving and stretching in new ways will help you become more flexible and over time you can expect to gain flexibility in your hamstrings, back, shoulders, and hips.

  •  Yoga Builds Strength

Yoga includes many positions that helps you work with your breath while supporting your whole body hence building muscular strength.

  • Yoga Increases Muscle Tone and Definition

As well as getting stronger, Yoga helps shape long, lean muscles in your legs, arms, back, and abdomen.

  • Yoga Improves Balance

Improved balance is one of the most important benefits of yoga as you get older. It also helps you feel more balanced in every area of your life!

  • Yoga Supports Joint Health

Yoga also helps strengthen the muscles around the joints, lessening their load.

  • Yoga Prevents Back Pain

Increased flexibility and strength can help prevent the causes of some types of back pain, such as the ones you get when you spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or driving a car.

  • Yoga Teaches Better Breathing

Most of us take shallow breaths and don't give much thought to how we breathe and Yoga breathing exercises help focus our attention on breathing, which benefits the entire body. 

  • Yoga Fosters Mental Calmness

Yoga practice is intensely physical. You are concentrating so intently on what your body is doing that you cannot help but calm your mind. This is a great way to disengage from your thoughts.

  • Yoga Reduces Stress

Any type of physical activity is good for relieving stress, and because yoga requires all your attention, your daily troubles seem to melt away during the time you are on the mat. 

  • Yoga Increases Self Confidence

Doing yoga improves your mind-body connection, giving you a better awareness of your own body. Over time, this leads to feeling more comfortable in your own body, boosting your self-confidence.

Article written by Luangwa Wildlife Magazine editor-in-chief and wildlife journalist Mahina Mahina Allkemya Zulu. Pictures: Contributions (articles and/or pictures) are welcome and can be sent to For advertising enquiries, email us at