Still Water Travel

Trip Overview

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This Africa wildlife, community building and personal awareness Safari is a luxurious, once in a lifetime, small group Africa travel experience.

We combine a multitude of wildlife environments, the luxury and comfort of some of Africa's finest lodges, a unique community interaction program, the splendor of Victoria Falls, the charm of Cape Town in South Africa and the mystique of Botswana's Okavango Delta to make this a truly fulfilling experience.

"I was truly blessed by the opportunity to travel with you to such a special part of the world. Your abounding graciousness, knowledge, warmth, caring, and sense of humor are phenomenal! Thank you for opening the door to establishing new and genuinely spiritual relationships."

Christie Harrington
Ventura, CA.

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"You made it so easy for us to have an experience we'll never be the same for having had.  I for one am in your debt: so much has and continues to change for me as a result of our all being together. We really miss our fellow travelers."

Hugh Little
August, MI

Trip Dates:
Charter trips available for August and September


  • 16 days from day of departure to day of return.
  • Luxury Lodge accommodations in the African Wilderness
  • Trip is rated as physically easy.
  • 10 nights in lodges, 3 nights hotel in Cape Town.

During our journey we will explore a multitude of African classics in order that your time in Africa provides you with a fulfilling and rich experience.

The Experience

It is the tradition of Still Water Travel to turn ordinary travel into an intimate journey of discovery.

Our trip leaders are professionals in the skills of guiding, facilitating group dynamics, and supporting personal transformation.

  • All of our programs incorporate processes of self discovery and awareness. These are not typical tours or travel programs and we will be inviting you to celebrate and discover with others during our shared journey.

  • Above all we respect your choice to participate at the level at which you feel most comfortable. We travel and explore together to celebrate life, expand our horizons and ultimately to have fun!

This African Journey has it all! We have paid attention to all the little details to make this an experience packed with premiere wildlife viewing opportunities, specially crafted cultural exchanges, efficient travel between remarkable lodges and the personal awareness program and group camaraderie that are hallmarks of the Still Water Travel experience.

Some things to consider:

We use only open vehicles for game viewing which allows greater opportunity for seeing and photographing game.

We do not spend time in the large commercial game parks. We visit only private game preserves. This allows us to stay out past sunset where-as in the big parks you have to be out of the entrance gates by dark. This also means that we will not be crowded by up to a dozen other game vehicles from other lodges when we come across a sublime wildlife encounter. This is our own private journey.

Our guides are highly professional in both anticipating and taking care of your needs as well as facilitating a truly life-changing experience.

Finally, we have developed a program of intimate cultural exchanges in some local villages supported by Still Water Travel. We visit schools and communities, and will be spending an entire evening away from the lodge at an outdoor community dinner where we will share stories, songs and cultural histories.

This is more than just a safari. This is a deep and meaningful experience designed to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Africa Yoga Travel Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls - Without doubt, Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The mighty Zambezi flows, broad and placid, to the brink of a basalt lip seventeen hundred metres wide before taking a headlong plunge into the frothy chasm of the gorge below. This is the world's largest sheet of falling water.

Africa Yoga Travel Matetsi Lodge

Matetsi, Zimbabwe - Occupying 50 000 hectares adjacent to the mighty Zambezi River, Matetsi represents a triumph for conservation, consolidating former hunting concessions into one of Africa's most magnificent game viewing sanctuaries where wildlife can thrive under protection.

Here, just 40 kilometers west of Victoria Falls, 50,000 hectares of unspoiled paradise is home to vast herds of buffalo, elephant and sable antelope which range freely between Botswana and Zimbabwe throughout an unfenced area of immense size. With its fifteen kilometers of Zambezi River frontage, Matetsi offers a river experience of both adventure and great tranquility - and it is here, overlooking these mighty river waters, that Matetsi Water Lodge is located.

The Okavango Delta, Botswana - The Okavango is one of the world's largest inland Deltas and supports one of the richest collections of wildlife on the planet. Spread throughout an area of some 16000 square kilometers, the Delta is an area of tranquil, lily covered lagoons and narrow channels hemmed in by papyrus reeds, and teeming with animal and bird life. A trip on a "Mokoro" is an unforgettable experience. The blended beauty of the African plains with the life giving waters of the Okavango offers a sublime experience.


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"...I heartily recommend for anyone to take another trip with you, for the warmth and care that went into making this trip special really came through clearly at every step of the way."

Africa Yoga Travel Botswana
The Okavango Landscape - Botswana

The Rangers are almost telepathic in their ability to find game as they guide your four-wheel drive safari vehicle to within close viewing range of impassively grazing herds of impala, tsessebe, giraffe and zebra as well as within close focus range of the powerful predators: lion, leopard and cheetah. You are also likely to see plenty of wildebeest, warthog, kudu, black-backed jackals, steenbok, bat-eared foxes, vultures, hornbills and eagles.

Yoga Africa Travel Nxabega Lodge

Nxabega - Nxabega camp is one of Botswana's top safari camps. Situated under dense stands of African ebony and strangler fig trees in an exclusive wildlife concession, Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp is unique. It combines the Okavango Delta water wilderness experience with the excitement of viewing big game.

This magnificent lodge in Botswana has been beautifully hand crafted and was deliberately designed to ensure that its open plan dining room, lounge, wildlife reference library, and expansive sundecks all offer unobstructed views over the endless floodplains of the delta. Other facilities of the lodge include a raised game viewing platform, plunge pool and sundeck.

Yoga Travel Africa Phinda Lodge

Phinda, South Africa - Phinda Private Game Reserve has an international reputation for its sterling conservation achievements. Phinda was pivotal to the creation of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park conservation area, and is responsible for one of Africa's most ambitious wildlife re-introduction programmers.

The wildlife at Phinda is sensational. The plains of Phinda are the roaming grounds of buffalo, white rhino, elephant, giraffe, impala, zebra and wildebeest. The famous glass suites of the Forest Lodge are probably the finest example of this organization's ability to successfully integrate stark raving luxury into the natural environment.

Cape Town - Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we will take full advantage of all it has to offer. From a visit to the top of Table Mountain, which dominates the Cape Town skyline, to a full day exploring the famous South African Wine Lands, and a full three nights at the elegant Radisson Hotel, we will be pampered and thrilled throughout our stay.

Africa Yoga Travel Table Mountain
Table Mountain - Cape Town


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Your Guide

Chess Edwards is a professional expedition leader, Adventure Travel Photographer, Corporate Team Development Trainer, Personal Life-balance Coach and Motivational Speaker. Trained in Wilderness Leadership and Outdoor Programming, Chess is skilled in the art of managing group dynamics and promoting personal growth. Chess has guided sea kayaking, natural history, Himalayan trekking, cultural exploration & personal growth programs for over twenty years. Chess owns and operates Still Water Travel and personally guides all of our travel programs.

Chess' full resumé and his visual anthropology collection of photographs can be viewed here.

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