EGO STATE THERAPY SAFARI

9-18 OCTOBER 2022

MOKUTI ETOSHA LODGE, NAMIBIA

 LANGUAGE: ENGLISH AND GERMAN

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTERS

LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Climb the highest sand dunes in the world. Descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa. Immerse yourself in the past at one of the Africa's richest rock art sites, and watch wildlife shimmer against one of the most spectacular pans on earth. Explore the oldest, driest desert in the world and take time to listen to the silence and to your soul.

This is Namibia, where you are sure to find adventure, and you may just find yourself. 

Dear Colleague
 
We are finalizing the training programme for the Ego State Therapy Safari in Namibia. Please take note that the focus and content of the workshops will be Ego State Therapy as a therapeutic modality.

I, Woltemade Hartman, had the opportunity to visit Namibia for the first time 4 years ago and has returned twice. What an experience! This a paradise for animal and bird lovers. I was so impressed that I instantly decided, this is where our next Ego State Therapy Safari should take place. The lodge we have chosen is just as amazing, a four star establishment right at the entrance of the Etosha National Park.
 
We are planning a very interesting programme at Mokuti Etosha Lodge, on the eastern doorstep of the world-famous Etosha National Park in Namibia. This training week will give you the opportunity to attend the training event, while simultaneously affording you the opportunity of experiencing the beauty and diversity of the northern region of Namibia. You are welcome to bring your partner/spouse to join you. (sharing your accommodation)

Please take note that participation in this training week will be on a first registered first served basis as there is only a limited number of space and accommodation available.

Training format 
The training will focus on Ego State Therapy and Ego State Therapy combined with other therapeutic approaches. The workshop format will be theory and live demonstrations, practical and small-group exercises. There will be 3 hour workshops in the morning and 2-2½ hour workshops in the afternoon. There will also be an opportunity for self-experience and individual supervision sessions with accredited German and English speaking supervisors and assistants.
 
Language
The workshop programme will be in English and German. We are planning parallel English and German workshops.
 
Venue and dates
The venue will be the Mokuti Etosha Lodge and the dates are from 9 -18 October 2021.  Arrival at Mokuti lodge will be on 10 October and departure from Mokuti Lodge will be on 18 October 2022. Workshops will be presented on 12-14 and 16-17 October 2022. Participants will have leisure days on 11 and 15 October 2022.
 
Participants need to arrive in Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia, at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, on 9 October 2022 to make use of the group transport to Mokuti Etosha Lodge on 10 October 2021 after breakfast. The distance between Windhoek and Mokuti is 550 km, travel time is ± 6 hours, including a lunch break. The group transport will return to Windhoek on 18 October 2022. Group accommodation was arranged at the Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek for the evenings of 9 and 18 October 2022. We also plan to organise a city tour of Windhoek in the morning of 9 October 2022.

Timeline
9 October 2022: Arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek. Meet the participants at the airport, city                                      tour of Windhoek and transport to the Safari Court Hotel, dinner at the hotel.
10 October 2022: Depart to Mokuti Etosha Lodge by bus after breakfast.
11 October 2022: Leisure day
12-14 October 2022: Training days
15 October 2022: Leisure day
16-17 October 2022: Training days
18 October 2022: Return to Windhoek by bus after breakfast.

Workshop fee
The workshop fee for the 5 training days is 950 Euro. This fee includes lunch as well as refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks.

Accommodation fees Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek: 9 and 18 October 2022
The accommodation fees at the hotel for rooms reserved and a 40% deposit paid before 28 February 2022 are N$1242 
(±73 Euro) per night for a single room (1 person in room) and N$1440 (±85 Euro) per night for 2 persons sharing the room. The rates after 28 February 2022 will be N$1380 (± 81 Euro) per night for a single room (1 person in room)  and N$1600 (±94 Euro) per night for 2 persons sharing the room. (Namibian dollars are equal to South African Rand)  These rates are inclusive of Bed and Breakfast. Please take note that these rates are subject to change. A group reservation was arranged with the hotel. Participants need to contact the hotel directly by email for accommodation reservation and payment.  Please do not reserve accommodation via the hotels website.

Send an email to Mrs Jody Strauss with the booking reference numbers. The booking reference number for 9 October 2022 is 25794 and for 18 October 2022 is 258291. 
The contact person for this group reservation is Mrs. Jody Strauss. 

Please take note that cancellation will be free of charge if the cancellation is COVID -19 related, refunds will be done by the hotel if the cancellation is also COVID-19 related.  

Accommodation fees at Mokuti Etosha Lodge
We were able to negotiate a very reasonable price with Mokuti. The accommodation fees at Mokuti Etosha Lodge are N$ 2024 (±119 Euro) per person per night for single occupation and N$ 1609 (±63 Euro) per person per night sharing (meaning 2 persons sharing 1 room and each person paying 63 Euro per night). The accommodation fees are inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast. (Namibian dollars are equal to South African Rand). Please take note that the accommodation fees excludes lunches and safaris. Lunches on the training days are covered by the workshop fees, lunches on the leisure days are for your own account. Accompanying persons’ lunches are for their own account on all the days. All the rooms have their own private bathrooms and the maximum occupation number is 2 persons per room. 

There is a limited number of family rooms available, but children need to be younger than 15 years to share this accommodation.

Accommodation fees will be payable directly to Mokuti Etosha Lodge. Participants will receive an invoice from Mokuti. Please do not reserve accommodation via the Mokuti website.  Hanlé will send your details through to the accommodation reservation officer on registration and you will receive an invoice for payment from Mokuti Lodge/O&L Leisure.

Group bus transport fees
The transport fee will depend on the number of participants sharing the bus transport and the fee will only be confirmed nearer to the workshop date. The estimated amount is 121 Euro per person. This amount is subject to change.

Safari for wild life experiences
Participants will have the opportunity to go on morning and afternoon safaris at Mokuti Lodge as well as safaris to Etosha National Park. These safaris can be booked at Mokuti Lodge. The fee for a safari at Mokuti is N$ 350 (± 21 Euro) per person per safari and the fee per person for a safari to Etosha National Park is N$ 700 (±42 Euro) for a 4 hour safari and N$ 1500 (±88 Euro) for a full day safari. Please take note that these rates are subject to change.

Travelling within Namibia prior to or after the training week
We will bring you in contact with tour operators and will provide more information if you are interested in extending your visit to Namibia prior to or after the training week.

COVID-19
Important notice: We have negotiated with Mokuti a full refund in case of cancellation of this event due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.

The current COVID regulations for entering Namibia is a COVID negative test not older than 72 hours. We will update participants with the relevant COVID information.

Travel insurance
Please take note that we strongly advise that you take out sufficient insurance to cover all your travel arrangements and expenses in case the event should be cancelled due to any natural/other disaster or unforeseen circumstances.

Please take note that MEISA reserves the right to cancel this event at any stage should the Corona Virus pandemic necessitates it.

Online registration
 
We look forward to hosting you at the Ego State Therapy Safari in Namibia.
 
Yours sincerely
 
The MEISA team: Woltemade Hartman, Idillette Hartman and Hanlé Marais
 
For any enquiries, please contact Hanlé Marais at: hanle@meisa.co.za
E-mail address   info@meisa.co.za

Namibia is named after the Namib desert, it covers 824,292 square kilometres and is situated on the southwestern coast of Africa. Namibia borders Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east. The history of this land can be found carved into rock paintings found to the south and in Twyfelfontein, some dating back to 26,000 B.C. A long lineage of various groups including San Bushmen, Bantu herdsmen and finally the Himba, Herero and Nama tribes among others have been making this rugged land home for thousands of years. It has a population of slightly more than 2.3 million and became a republic on 21 March 1990 when it gains its dependence from South Africa. The languages spoken are English, German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, Rukwangari, Silozi, Otjiherero, Damara, Nama, Khisan and Setswana.  

Mokuti Etosha Lodge, a flagship of Namibian safari hospitality, lies on the eastern doorstep of world-famous Etosha National Park, in the mopane woodland of the region. Charming thatched buildings in the classic safari style are nestled among vast indigenous gardens, lending credence to the name “Mokuti” which in Ovambo means “in the forest”. It is located on its own 4 000 hectare private nature reserve, which shares a common border with Etosha. Relax in the shade of the trees or at the pool, play tennis, go on a safari (game drive) to watch the wildlife, visit the Ontouka Reptile Park, relax and indulge yourself at the spa or work out at the gym. Mokuti Etosha Lodge is the lodge closest to Etosha National Park, only a four-minute drive from the eastern gate, the Von Lindequist Gate near the historic Namutoni Fort. 

Etosha National Park is the gateway to Northern Namibia and Ovamboland and it is known as Namibia’s foremost wildlife sanctuary. Etosha means the”great white area” and refers to the huge salt pan. This is an impressive sight because it’s certainly the biggest salt pan in Africa. The landscape is unique and varied and subsequently home to a large variety of animals and a very healthy bird population.  It is the home of several rare and endangered species of game, including the largest population of black rhino in the world as well as thousands of antelope.  Lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, springbok, two kinds of zebra, oryx, kudu and eland are amongst the animals in the game reserve. Etosha National Park is any photographer or nature lover’s dream. The wildlife is quite easily spotted because the plant life is so sparse. The currents size of the park is 22000 square kilometres. There are 33 water holes (natural water holes and those which are fed artificially from boreholes). Each water hole has its own character. During the dry season the animals congregates at the water holes in the early mornings and late afternoons.


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