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Herd of Elephants

Discover Africa

24 Feb - 04 March 2025

Join Ellen & Mandy on this once-in-a-lifetime sober travel experience

"Since the retreat, I am learning to call on the peace I found there.  I have a community of supportive friends and professionals to call when needed. I’m learning to be proud of my sobriety… not just struggle thru it."

Katie, participant Bali 2023

Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Spinner Dolphins
Silhouette of Elephant
Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya

What's included...

8 Night Sober Retreat and Safari
Mozambique 24th Feb - 4th March 2025


• 3 nights twin sharing - luxury Tembe cabin suites
• Return Transfer from Ponta Malongane to Tembe Elephant - SA
• All meals - Breakfast - Lunch and dinner - / teas and coffees

• Sharing circles with Ellen & Mandy

6 x 3 Hour game safari drives

• 5 x Nights - 2 Sea View Villas
3 x Wild Dolphin Safari / reef snorkelling - approx 90 minutes
• Snorkel gear and Marine Reef tax
• All safety briefing - basic snorkel course - Dolphin Etiquette
• All in water Wild dolphin facilitation
• 1x in house 2 course dinner with private chef
• 4 x meals out in village (drinks not included)
• 4 x two course brunches in villa
• Departure morning packed breakfast
• Teas and coffees / rusks in villa
• Medicine Song Sound Journey

• Sharing circles with Ellen & Mandy
• Meditation circles with Sally
• Group Transfer for school visit - return
• Group Transfer - post retreat - shared - Malongane to Maputo airport

What's not included:

  • Travel from home country to Mozambique - Maputo - return

  • Visa / Travel pass into Mozambique

  • Gate and community Fees at Tembe Elephant

  • Extra drinks and Snacks
  • Arrival Transfers
  • Staff tips.

We recommend that you arrive a day or two before the retreat to acclimatize to Africa so that you are ready for the adventure. 

Pre retreat accommodation and transfers from the airport are not included in the retreat package, but all logistic organisation is included and our travel partners will be available to support the booking of any extra accommodation in Ponta Malongane if required and ensuring that you are met on your arrival in Africa by their trusted drivers.


A unique safari retreat experience that offers the gift of up close and natural wild elephant, lion, giraffe, buffalo, zebra encounters as well as swimming with the pods of resident bottlenose dolphins in the open ocean.
(Please note a reasonable level of fitness is needed for this trip. Walking to the boat launch/getting on and off the boats/swimming in the sea - if you have any questions on this please contact Ellen or Mandy)

7 out of 10 places available - Rooms sold on a first come first served basis.


Payment terms:
£500 non refundable deposit

2 further payments (August & November)
You can access full Terms and Conditions here.


3 nights twin sharing - Luxury Tembe cabin suites

5 nights single occupancy - Luxury Ponta Malongane Villas.

3 places available




3 nights twin sharing - Luxury Tembe cabin suites

5 nights twin sharing - Luxury Ponta Malongane Villas.

4 places available



Luxury Tent Accomodation - Tembe Safari


Luxury Villas - Ponta Malongane

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images courtesy of Conscious Unity Retreats

Welcome to the trip of a life time...

images courtesy of Conscious Unity Retreats

About your hosts:




Ellen is a qualified nutritionist, fitness coach and behaviour change consultant.

She is the founder of Sobriety Sisterhood, helping and supporting women on their Sobriety journey.

She lives in France with her three children and many animals! 

Mandy is an award winning ICF Accredited Trauma-Informed Life & Recovery Coach.


She is a public speaker, trainer and the author of two books, Love Yourself Sober & Love Your Sober Year.

She also lives in France with her husband, two kids and two pets!

About our partners:


Courtney Ward - Halo Gaia Adventure Travel

As the founder and owner of Halo Gaia Adventure Travel, Courtney has over 20 years experience as an ocean swim facilitator connecting with the wild pods of dolphins in Southern Mozambique. Courtney shares her deep love and knowledge of Africa, the culture, traditions, people and wildlife and is a passionate campaigner for the preservation of Mozambique’s coastline, natural reserves and wild dolphin welfare. Courtney will be supporting this trip for logistics as well as facilitating the dolphin swims in Ponta Malongane.

Sally Claridge - Conscious Unity Retreats

With over 20 years experience and teaching in the world of channelling, healing and spiritual development, Sally is also a student Trust Technique practitioner and learning to work profoundly with mindfulness to support and improve an animal’s well being. Being around Sally lifts your spirits and you feel truly seen as her loving, intuitive nature touches your heart.  Her passion for animal welfare and true connection, supports her vision of a kind, compassionate world, based on love, trust and peace. Sally will be supporting this trip for logistics as well as hosting meditation circles and energy healing.

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