Mindful Safari Adventure

Dates: July 8 – 19, 2021

11 nights

4 nights Flatdogs
4 nights Mfuwe Lodge
3 nights Bushcamps

NY Times photographer, Marcus Westberg, and yoga instructor, Jessica Westberg lead this Dazzle Africa trip with photography and yoga workshops in the heart of South Luangwa in Zambia.

“Travel is about so much more than seeing new places – it is about changing how we see the world, about opening eyes and minds, and about connecting with each other, with ourselves, and with nature.” 

Join us for a life-changing, 12-day adventure in magical South Luangwa – one of Africa’s true gems – as Dazzle Africa teams up with Marcus & Jessica Westberg for a trip teeming with both wildlife and meaning. Not only will you be able to enjoy luxury accommodation and daily safaris in one of Africa’s best wildlife destinations; you will also have the opportunity to enjoy daily yoga and/or meditation sessions, spend time visiting several conservation projects, and learn about the art of photography from one of the world’s top wildlife photographers.

Photo Credit: Marcus Westberg

About the hosts

Marcus is an award-winning wildlife, conservation and travel photographer who has spent much of the last decade capturing and communicating the magic of Africa’s people, places and animals. He is known for his affectionate, intimate photography and has supported the work of numerous conservation organizations in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia, and across much of sub-Saharan Africa.

Jessica, is a yoga and meditation teacher with a background in veterinary medicine and public health and a love for adding an element of playfulness to her practice. She is especially interested in connecting mindfulness practices with spending time in nature – the wilder, the better – and together Jessica and Marcus run trips where they encourage their guests to be curious, to be fully present, and to create meaningful change.

Day 1: After your international flight lands, meet your fellow travelers at the Lusaka airport for a short one-hour plane ride to Flatdogs Camp.

Start soaking  in the sights and sounds of South Luangwa Valley. This is where you will be exploring over the next 12 days! You get to choose how you explore. Twice daily game drives, walking safaris, photography workshops, yoga workshops, visits to philanthropic projects and relaxation time at camp are all available for you to choose from. 

Days 2-4: Flatdogs Camp is dedicated to making the region better for communities and wildlife alike. The camp is also in a great location to explore everything South Luangwa National Park has to offer. How you experience it is up to you. Walking safaris, wildlife drives or even a combination of the two are all available. 

Marcus Westberg is a world-renowned photographer who will be on safari to teach you the ins and outs of photography and then you can return to camp and balance yourself with a yoga and meditation class from Jessica. 

In between safaris you will also have the option to visit Dazzle Africa conservation projects and learn more about our conservation partners, Conservation South Luangwa and Zambian Carnivore Programme

Day 5: Enjoy your breakfast at Flatdogs and then transfer to the famous Mfuwe Lodge. This region of the park is well-known for excellent wildlife viewing so you can check lots of animals off your list!

Day 6-8: Mfuwe has a pool, a spa and all kinds of activities for you to enjoy. Not to mention that Marcus and Jessica are on the whole trip so the photography and yoga workshops are just beginning. You pick what sounds best to you and we make it happen.

Mfuwe is also a great place to learn more about the projects you are supporting by traveling with Dazzle Africa. You will be able to visit the Mfuwe Day Secondary School and school program, Hands Over Zambia, as well as the local community at one of our sponsored boreholes.

Day 9: This morning you will transfer to one of the famous South Luangwa Bushcamps. The Bushcamps are small and intimate camps located in the wilderness of the national park. There are very few other camps in these areas so you will have the place to yourself.

Day 10-11: Bushcamps are the perfect place to experience the wilderness of South Luangwa (think Out of Africa). All of the Bushcamps are in a different location and each is unique. These bushcamps are world-renowned for walking safaris, offer excellent wildlife drives and provide an opportunity for peace of mind that is second to none.

Jessica and Marcus will bring their workshops with them to the bush, so there will be no shortage of interesting activities or just pure relaxation. That is up to you!

Day 12: Enjoy your final breakfast in the bush (until your next safari)! You may have time for a game drive in the morning depending on your flight time home…You will be departing back to Mfuwe Lodge today and heading to the charming Mfuwe Airport for your next destination or back home!

Payment Schedule:

Initial Deposit (non-refundable) $1,000.00
1st Payment July 1, 2020: $2,656
2nd Payment November 1, 2020: $2,656
3rd Payment February 1, 2021: $2,655
Fundraising due May 1, 2021: $1,000
Total Payments: $9,967

Monies until November 1st, 2020 (excluding deposit) are fully refundable. November 2nd through February 2nd is 50% refundable. February 3rd through March 1st is 25% refundable. After March 1st, 2021, no monies are refundable. Donations are non-refundable at any time, but always tax deductible in the US. ** Please reach out to Kevin@dazzleafrica.org for COVID-19 cancellation policies.

Included in the cost of your safari is a US tax-deductible contribution in the amount of $1,000 toward Dazzle Africa projects. 

If you prefer, this contribution can also be fundraised and is tax-deductible for any of your friends or family who would like to donate.

If you would like a customized fundraising platform, let us know and we’ll create one for you!

IMPORTANT: Please contact Stacy James or Kevin Zimmermann from Dazzle Africa immediately to review any discrepancies, especially regarding your arrival/departure dates and times. Be sure to have your joining instructions with you while traveling. 

Departure from Lusaka Airport to Mfuwe, Zambia 

Your connecting flight to Mfuwe is approximately one hour. Please print and have your Lusaka/Mfuwe E­-ticket with you for this Proflight Zambia flight. This will be emailed to you a month before departure. 

Emergency/Late Arrival Contact Information

If your flight is delayed for any reason, please notify Stacy James or Kevin Zimmermann by text or call if you do not text. Stacy James 702-­332-­1501. Kevin Zimmermann 970-778-6265

Minimum guests are required for this trip. In the unlikely event this minimum cannot be met, all safari monies would be refunded by January 15, 2021 (prior to your airline ticket purchase).