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Wellness in the wilderness

“Safaris and spas create a sweet spot for Africa” according to the WTM Global Trends Report 2016.

Africa’s tourism industry is ideally placed to benefit from current interests in wellness travel. According to the report, safari holidays – one of Africa’s most important segments – are increasingly including yoga, spa, and meditation as part of the itinerary.

This is great news for Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining that got again for the 2nd year in a row a Finalist position in the 2017 Safari Awards as “Best Safari Spa / Retreat” and “Best Location”.

Wellness in the wilderness

The idea of “wellness in the wilderness” also resonates with travellers seeking unique and authentic experience, resulting in a demand for spiritual travel with an adventure component.

Furthermore, the Global Wellness Summit found that in 2014, wellness travel – defined as travel with a purpose of improving health and wellbeing – was growing at 74% more than regular global travel.

Another factor in the rise of Africa’s tourism is the emphasis on sustainable and reduced footprint holidays, with increasing importance placed on ensuring the benefits of tourism are directly and indirectly shared with the local economy.

Caroline Bremner, Euromonitor International head of travel, said: “Time spent with loved ones, including oneself, was consistently ranked as most important by respondents in our 2015 Global Consumer Trends Survey. Time is becoming crucial in a world where everything moves fast, so a safari in the middle of nowhere with loved ones is the ultimate form of wellness travel.”

Mindfulness travel

Mindfulness travel is a fairly new concept that looks to capitalise on the emotional and spiritual benefits of tourism. It is complementary to the wellness trend and is another opportunity for Africa.

The great animal migration in Tanzania could be the focus of a wellness or mindfulness travel experience.

World Travel Market, senior director, Simon Press said: “Wellness in the wilderness combines a number of emerging travel and consumer trends, and Africa lends itself to adventure and relaxation in a natural environment which can also satisfy the demand from travellers for a sustainable and responsible experience”.

Contact us for a recommendation for your wellness retreat safari including a stay at Machweo.

Wellness program including Yoga

As a firm believer in pampering both body and soul, Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining added a YOGA chapter to its Wellness Program. Yoga’s gifts are immense. The practice of yoga gives strength, flexibility and balance of the body, mind and spirit, revealing inner radiance and connecting us to the divinity of the universe.

People can either sign in for an individual/couple session or attend our weekly Yoga mornings on Saturdays. Sessions are open to both guests and non-guests but advance bookings are essential. It is advised to wear comfortable natural fabric clothing.

Yoga of the day
Just let the instructor guide you all the way through.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Pre-kili yoga
Work on with Pranayamas and get ready to exercise with less oxygen!
75 minutes – US$ 75

Post-kili yoga
Integrate the hike, interiorize the effort, and retain the stretch.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Lover’s yoga
Tune differently with your partner.
60 minutes – US$ 100 per couple

Invigorating yoga
For those needing a deep and strong toning-up practice.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Stress releaser
Free yourself from tensions and enter your Kingdom of Peace.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Happy kidneys & liver
Clean your cleaners!
75 minutes – US$ 75

Ego-killer
Willing to let your mask fall and surrender to your real you?
75 minutes – US$ 75

Meditation & deep relaxation
Melting a drop of water into the Ocean.
75 minutes – US$ 75

 

Saturday Morning Sessions

Starting from March 2014, Machweo organises Saturday morning yoga sessions, starting at 10.30. Guests are welcomed with a juice carefully prepared for the specific session they are about to experience and followed by healthy vegan and/or raw food lunch. A powerful boost for body and soul in the peaceful and lush gardens of Onsea House.

Every month will have a different set of sessions. Check the website for updates. Our March agenda is as follows:

1st March: Stress Releaser

  • Apple-Fennel-Cucumber Juice
  • Fresh Spring Roll Salad with a Cashew-Sesame Dressing

8 March: Happy Kidneys & Liver

  • Carrot-Ginger-Cabbage Juice
  • Green Raw Food Super Salad with a Happy Pink Beat Dressing

15 March: Lower Spine and Elimination Series

  • Brocoli-Beetroot-Parsly Juice
  • Brown Rice with Spinach & a Carrot/Tomato Sauce

22th March: The Ego Killer

  • Pineapple-Mango-Passion Juice
  • Raw Food Zucchini Salad with a Cashew-Parsley Dressing

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