Handmade West African Arts and Crafts Curated by Malika Beraud since 1988   

@ Karamba Lodge, Kafountine, Casamance

Karamba Lodge

Feb 22nd - 28th 2021.............Kafountine, Senegal 

Come and recharge your batteries, breathe pure air & eat fresh produce

The yoga retreat will run from Monday 22nd Feb to Sunday 28th, 2021. All levels welcome. Not for complete beginners.

Cost : £360.

What to expect:

Karamba Lodge is set within four hectares, with a garden and fruit trees

Accommodation will be mainly in double rooms with shared bathroom. Single rooms can be available at extra cost.

Solar lighting & charging facilities are in place.

Meals are locally sourced, fish & rice is the staple diet. Let us know if you are vegetarian.

They will be served outdoors on the veranda overlooking the garden.

The week long retreat will run from Monday to Sunday, with Wednesday afternoon free.

We will plan an outing for those that wish to participate. ie; pirogue trip to the islands

How to get there:

Arrival is recommended Saturday or Sunday, as flights arrive at 01.00hrs, so an overnight stay in the Gambia will be necessary. We can organise this and airport transfers as required, at extra cost.

Visas are not required by British nationals.

Cost per person:

Basic week all inclusive: 3 meals daily plus complete Yoga programme.

£360 in shared room

£100 single room supplement

£20 B&B in Gambia on arrival

£20 Transfer to Karamba Lodge o/w

£18 for extra night B&B

£6 for extra meals inc teas & coffee

How to book:

To book & secure your place, you need to pay a non refundable deposit of £150. Remainder due by Febuary 1st 2020.

Booking can be made on line using the paypal button on Malika's website



The yoga sessions will be held on our roof terrace surrounded by tree tops and birdsong.

There will be a morning and an afternoon practice, which will encompass all levels. Within the practice there will be meditation, breath awareness, asanas & relaxation.

Yoga practice:

8.0 -8.30. Meditation

8.30-9.30 Yoga Asanas

9.30 Breakfast / Free time

14.00. Lunch

16.00-17.30 Yoga practice

19.30. Dinner

About :

We are located in the Casamance region of Senegal aprox 2 hrs south of Banjul airport.

We are 15-20 minutes walk through the bush to the ocean and 20 minutes walk into Kafountine village.

Malika & Chico started their project in 1998 with a Music School in Kafountine, which opened up a lot of doors for both musicians & students alike in the UK over the years

They then went on to concentrate on the land and fruit trees have been extensively planted, followed by garden, veggies and animals .

The teacher:

The Yoga session will be hosted by Beatrice Blot who has been teaching for the last 15 years . She has a down to earth approach to teaching and sees each student's needs within the practice. Feel free to visit her website

What to bring:

Insect repellant

Toiletries & any medication that you take


Sweatshirt for evenings & early mornings

Yoga mats are provided


To Book: Paypal button is set up.

Front of house

Roof top Yoga studio