A deep immersion in the iMfolozi Wilderness

A deep immersion in the iMfolozi Wilderness

Join this rare journey… on foot into the heart of ancient, pristine African wilderness! A land long sacred to the Zulu people, iMfolozi is the oldest protected area in Southern Africa, and the Wilderness section we inhabit for 5 days is only accessible by foot, free from roads, structures or any human traces.

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1 – 5 MAY 2019

Join this rare journey… on foot into the heart of ancient, pristine African wilderness! A land long sacred to the Zulu people, iMfolozi is the oldest protected area in Southern Africa, and the Wilderness section we inhabit for 5 days is only accessible by foot, free from roads, structures or any human traces.

Here, our bodies remember their belonging to the wild Earth. They recognize the rhythms, respond to the calls, and follow the flow of life, returned to their natural habitat. Leaving behind all measures of time and technology, we enter a world our ancestors knew, shaped by the movement of sun and stars, awake to the present moment.

We spend our days walking along animal trails, swimming in natural pools, and sharing our experience with the magnificent creatures of the place including elephants, rhinos, lions and all the ‘big five’. At night we prepare a place to camp, cook around the fire, and sleep out under the stars, taking turns to keep watch.

This unique trail tracks our inner landscapes as we traverse the outer one, reawakening the wildness within! In tune with the place as primary facilitator, we offer practices to land back in our bodies and find our part in the web of wild life. These may include:

  • Sensory and embodiment practices to expand our awareness, take in the wild, and find resonance with inner body sensing.
  • Systems Constellation processes to find and forge kinship with particular plants/animals/landforms in this community of ‘non-human beings’ (stepping into an animate world, as seen through indigenous eyes).
  • Earth art to express the movements of our inner world with the materials of the outer terrain (stones, clay, feathers, bones…).
  • Daily ritual, solo time and group circles to honour and deepen our connection to the land, ourselves and each other.

INVESTMENT:

R10,400 (Local) €1,350 (International)which includes:

  • A team of highly trained and experienced specialist guides and facilitators (see details below).
  • An individualized, likely life-changing experience within a small group of 7 participants per trail (see past participant responses below).
  • All necessary camping equipment and hiking gear (including backpack, sleeping bag, ground sheet, mattress, water bottle, utensils).
  • Transport between Durban and iMfolozi.
  • All permits and fees to live and camp in the designated Wilderness Area.
  • All food including meals, teas and snacks.
  • Accommodation and meals at the Wilderness Leadership School Durban base can be booked as optional extras for the nights of the 30th April and/or 5th May.