Reconnect with your ancient African roots and awaken your true potential

This is the sacred journey of a lifetime where you can experience soul-stirring African landscapes and return to your human roots, to the cradle of humankind. You will be walking in the ancient ancestral footsteps of the first humans and awaken the long-forgotten African encoded in your cells. This is an opportunity to reconnect to your lineage to heal and release the old baggage from the past, connect with Khoisan ancestors in a prehistoric cave decorated by ancient rock art and experience powerful ceremonial rites designed to clear ancestral karma from your lineage and unlock your personal power.

 

The intention of this journey is also for you to align to your natural essence, to take ownership of your natural talents and abilities as they are awakened and experienced through ceremonies such as guided shamanic drum journeys. Through these ceremonies and teachings you will welcome your African Animal Allies into your life as they guide your sacred journey through life and awaken their wisdom and power in your life. In this way, AMWA opens our minds to push beyond the limits of what we know about ourselves. 

 

If you are a seeker looking for a deep and meaningful journey and a spiritually uplifting experience or are wanting to explore your connection to Africa, this is the journey to take.

    Meet and greet at Durban airport

    Transfer from airport to Sacred Journeys (return)

    9 nights accommodation (6 nights at Sacred Journeys plus 3 nights in St Lucia)

    Meals included: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

    Entrance to Giants Castle Nature Reserve

    Boat cruise in St Lucia

    African village experience

    African day safari

    Visit to Victoria Market

    Visit to Durban beachfront

    South African beach bonfire

    Ancient shamanic teachings and ceremonies

    Personal interaction, guidance and support from shamanic medicine guides, Lou Worldweaver and Laurel Weaving Willow

    Flights to Durban, South Africa

    Airport taxes

    Travel insurance

    Meals not included (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners)

    Day 1

    • Arrive in Durban
    • Lunch at Lighthouse (restaurant)
    • Brief visit to beach
    • Arrive at Sacred Journeys
    • Distribute Sacred Journeys package – travel bag, water bottle, t-shirt
    • Dinner – catered
    • Introduction
    • Pipe ceremony

    Upon your arrival at Durban airport, we will begin the journey with a delicious meal by the beach, where you will have a brief opportunity to dip your toes in the Indian Ocean. We will then travel to Sacred Journeys Retreat Centre where you can settle into your rooms and take some time to relax from your travels. After dinner, we will gather together with a traditional pipe ceremony to initiate the sacred medicine journey.

    Day 2

    • Breakfast – catered
    • Travel to Giant’s Castle (alternate option Eland’s Cave)
    • Drum journey with ancestors of original lineage
    • Return to Sacred Journeys
    • Dinner – catered
    • Check-in

    After breakfast we will travel to Giant’s Castle, nestled in the breathtaking Drakensberg mountains. We will hike up to the ceremonial Khoisan cave decorated in ancient rock art. There, you will experience a shamanic drum journey connecting you to your original ancestral lineage. In the afternoon, we will travel back to the Retreat Centre for some quiet integration time, dinner and a sharing circle in which we will debrief our day.

    Day 3

    • Breakfast – catered
    • African Medicine Wheel Astrology (AMWA) drumming journey
    • Lunch – catered
    • Journey continued
    • Dinner – catered
    • Overnight ceremony – healing of ancestral karma ceremony

    Following breakfast we will take you on an extended shamanic drum journey, with the intent of awakening the spirit of your African Animal Allies into your awareness. Dinner will be served a little earlier to accommodate preparations for your overnight healing of ancestral karma ceremony.

    Day 4

    • Sweat lodge at dawn
    • Lunch – catered
    • Travel to St. Lucia
    • Dinner – self-catered
    • Debrief overnight ceremony

    Upon completion of your overnight ceremony, we will have a sunrise sweat lodge ceremony. You will have plenty of time to eat, rest and sleep until early afternoon. At 2 pm we will depart for St. Lucia, where you can settle into your rooms, and grab some dinner from one of the local restaurants before we gather at 7 pm to debrief the overnight ceremony.

    Day 5 

    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner – self catered
    • Free time to shop and explore town, boardwalk and beach
    • Teachings
    • River cruise

    You will be free for most of the day, taking care of your meal requirements and spending time exploring the town. St. Lucia has many interesting avenues through which you can meander. You can wander through many interesting shops or barter with the locals at the indigenous market. You may also want to take a stroll along the boardwalk that winds a serpentine path through the mangroves. The boardwalk takes you to the edge of a magnificent beach. We gather once again in the late afternoon, as we prepare for a sunset cruise in the estuary. We will drift among herds of hippos floating their massive bodies as they feed on the reeds. There’s also a good chance we will see crocodiles basking on the riverbank or floating in the current.

    Day 6

    • Breakfast – self-catered
    • Travel to the village for an African experience
    • Hluhluwe Game Reserve
    • Dinner – self-catered
    • Dream journey with AMWA Allies to ask them to manifest in physical and spiritual form

    We ask that everyone has taken care of their breakfast needs by 8 am so we can travel to our Zulu village experience. Here we will spend most of the day connecting and talking with the locals. We will share in their cuisine, listen to their stories and immerse ourselves in the Zulu culture. At 3 pm we will travel to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve where we will spend the night in the African wilderness connecting with your African Animal Allies.

    Day 7

    • Game Drive – includes breakfast and lunch
    • Dinner – self-catered
    • Check-in

    At 8 am we will go on a game drive travelling through the breathtaking African landscape observing her flora and fauna. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by our guides. Once we return to camp, you will have time to have dinner before we gather together to debrief our most recent experiences.

    Day 8

    • Breakfast – self-catered
    • Travel to Sacred Journeys
    • Lunch – catered
    • Free time
    • Dinner – catered
    • Debrief – “What are the 3 most significant things you learned from this medicine journey?”

    After you have finished breakfast and packed we will travel back to Sacred Journeys where you will have some free time to wander the land, spend time in the gardens or just lay back and relax. Following dinner, we will come together to share what we have learned and integrated from our journey together.

    Day 9

    • Breakfast – catered
    • Travel to Durban
    • Victoria Market
    • Durban Main Beach
    • Lunch – self-catered
    • Beach party 3 pm – drumming, bonfire, self-catered food and drinks
    • Return to Sacred Journeys

    We intend to have finished breakfast by 8 am so we can travel into the city of Durban. There we will spend a few hours wandering through the historical Victoria Market brimming with indigenous food, arts, crafts, spices, clothing, etc. At noon, we will go to Durban’s main beach where once again you will have time to sample indigenous food, visit even more vendors stalls, stroll along the beautiful promenade, wiggle your toes in the sand or take a dip in the Indian Ocean. At 4 pm we will travel just north of the city to a secluded beach where we will have a sunset beach party/bonfire/celebration.

    Day 10

    • Breakfast – catered
    • Feedback forms
    • Travel to Durban airport

    Once we have finished breakfast and packed, you will be given feedback forms asking for your valued thoughts, insights and comments about your African medicine journey. We hop on board our magickal tour bus one last time en-route to the airport and bid our farewells until our paths cross again.

    • Guided shamanic drumming journeys
    • Connect with Khoisan ancestors in a prehistoric cave decorated by ancient rock art
    • Experience powerful ceremonial rites designed to clear ancestral karma from your lineage and unlock your personal power
    • Awaken the wisdom and power of your African Animal Allies into your life
    • Take a riverboat cruise drifting among crocodiles and herds of hippos
    • African safari (game drive among Africa’s famous Big Five)
    • Spend a day in a Zulu village, meet the ‘sangoma’ and share in the cultural food and lifestyle
    • Visit to the historical indigenous Victoria Market
    • Spend time basking in the sunshine of Durban’s world renowned beachfront
    • Sunset beach bonfire

    WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
    We’ll be very sad. If you cancel prior to the cut-off date (typically 90 days prior to travel) we’ll issue a refund minus an administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellation after the cut-off date. We STRONGLY encourage you to purchase travel insurance in order to protect yourself in the case of unexpected events.

    HOW MUCH DOES THE PLANE FARE COST AND WHO BOOKS THE FLIGHT?
    Some of our trips include round-trip international airfare to/from the departure city (varies depending on the trip) and all trips include domestic airfare in the destination country. Please see each journey for details.

    WHEN SHOULD I LEAVE AND RETURN?
    Our arrival and travel days are listed in each individual itinerary on the web site for each trip – if you want to come EARLY, please let us know so we can make arrangements for a special rate at the hotel, so you don’t have to move hotels when the group arrives. If you want an EXTENSION so you can stay later, let us know as we can offer some unique and customized options for each of the areas that we travel to.