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Upcoming Retreats

Halo Gaia’s wellness and dolphin retreats in partnership with the best practitioners and healers in their field will delight, enlighten and reconnect you to nature and yourself.  Our dolphin retreats include wild dolphin encounters, yoga, reflexology, music, dance, art, nature and more!  Experience true community, African spirit and healing with Halo Gaia Wellness and Adventure Travel.

Wild Dolphin Family Holidays

RUSTIC, LUXURY & PRIVATE BEACH HOUSES

CUSTOM DATES FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS & LONG WEEKENDS:

27 APR – 1 MAY 24, 15 JUN – 9 JUL 24, 21 SEP – 15 OCT 24, 12 DEC 24 – 15 JAN 25

Please note this is a recurring event so future dates will be available in advance. 

Halo Gaia offers regular wild dolphin encounters in Southern Mozambique. We are privileged to be base in a bay where a very unique relationship between human beings and wild dolphins has been organically forged. Perfect for private group celebrations, 21st’s, 50th’s, anniversaries or simply a family holiday. On groups of 10 or more private dates and quoted rates can be arranged.

Conscious Bleue Wild Dolphin Freediving Retreat

2 – 9 May 2024 & 27 Feb – 5 Mar 2025

7 Days – Semi-Luxury Retreat

Join us on a once in a lifetime trip, for encountering Indo-Pacific tursiop dolphins in the southern hemisphere, the Mozambican cousins of Flipper the dolphin.

They are covered to the belly with their typical freckles and exceptionally social with multiple species, including humans which they come in close proximity spontaneously. A luxury villa with private access to the beach (see photos below) will be our base for 7 nights, where our team of cooks will be serving two-course brunches and three-course dinners. From there, we will ray along the coast of pristine Ponta Malongane to meet her resident pod of tursiop dolphins on ethical terms. We will explore the coral reef, watch her turtles and all other marine life as well as practice freediving on a line. Our local expert and adventure partner will accompany us during each activity.

Re-Wild Yourself - A Wild Dolphin - Wild Woman Retreat

15 – 19 May 2024 & 21 – 25 Aug 2024

4 Days – Semi-Luxury Retreat

The wilderness of the open ocean is calling YOU! Step out of the city & into your SOUL!

You are invited to consciously embrace this salty opportunity to have the wind in your hair & the raw earth beneath your feet. Immerse yourself in these turquoise waters where the sheer delight of these Wild Bottlenose dolphins inspires radical freedom. Join us on this prodigious retreat designed by women for women & embrace that which roots you to the very heartbeat of this mother planet. This ocean infused retreat will be held at the spectacular, remote paradise of Ponta Malongane.

*New info coming soon – rates subject to change.

Free Spirit Escapades

20 – 25 November 2024

5 Days – Semi-Luxury Retreat

You are invited to join Courtney and Sophia for an unforgettable 5-night Semi-Luxury seaside retreat in the exquisite wilds of Ponta Malongane, Mozambique.

A truly blissful weekend awaits filled with life enhancing experiences that will uplift, excite and transform you! Through dance – movement – song – sound – turquoise ocean immersion – wild dolphin transmission and ceremony, we will guide you on a deep and transformational journey into the beautiful multi dimensions of self. Let us consciously explore our inner world, so that we are able to reach and access deep cellular healing and its life changing integration.

Conscious Unity Wild Elephant & Dolphin Safari Retreat

06 – 17 Mar 2025

11 Days – Semi-Luxury Retreat

Open your hearts in nature, feel the connection, feel the wonder, be in awe of the expansive blue skies, abundant fertile lands and deep turquoise oceans. Hosted, guided and supported you will experience conscious, up close and deeply moving encounters with herds of wild elephants, swim with pods of wild dolphins, meet giraffes and zebras through the early dawn mists, immerse and marvel in the underwater world of coral reefs… wander freely along expansive deserted beaches…. and witness the flow of life in the bush with lions, leopards, wildebeest and rhino, gifting you that infinite life changing moment of connection.

Rustic + Luxury Accommodation

Halo Gaia along with running regular Wild dolphin retreats to this magnificent part of the world also offers across the board accommodation for the Holiday maker. Due to our extensive years of experience in this area, we are able to source and create the perfect CUSTOM made getaway, be it a RUSTIC or LUXURY holiday. Let us help you make beautiful memories!

About your host

COURTNEY WARD

Courtney has been involved with Halo Gaia since 1999. Her personal history of extensive travel, ethnic music exploration, community living projects and completing her studies in Complementary Health at the Institute of Natural Health all played an important role in the inspiration to apply these gifts. For the past 19 years she has grown intimately close to the large pod of resident Bottle Nose Dolphins that swim the Southern Mozambique coastline.

Marine Conservation

PONTA DO OURO PARTIAL MARINE RESERVE

Halo Gaia Adventure Travel / Complexo Turistico do Malongane are honoured to have been granted a Dolphin viewing and interaction permit in November 2011. This licence permits RESPECTFUL MARINE MAMMAL TOURISM and allows our water craft within close proximity to the dolphin pods, given that the behaviour of the dolphins is respected.

It occurs to me that we have few opportunities as a species to interact so intimately with other species we share the planet with – except those that have been domesticated and tamed… This wild dolphin connection experience was for me a – life changing event. Subtle – silent and profound. Facilitated in a protected sanctuary – with care and sensitivity – a real gift waiting to be received!

Paul

What a blessing it is to meet up with such wonderful human angels that inspire and uplift us with such positive vibrations and warm feelings. It was such a privilege to be a part of all that feminine energy and the dolphins and whales were a bonus.

Les

This is one of the sweetest gifts you could ever enjoy. Encounters with bottle nose dolphin and other magnificent creatures of the ocean. I can’t imagine more respectful inspiring guides of the deep than my dear friends, Rhianne and Courtney.

Mags

Facilitator

Thank you for a truly magic dolphin gathering weekend. It has had a profound effect on my life and my relationships with those around me. A shift has happened as I find people I don’t know very well stopping to talk and share. I also find i am able to talk to and accept others with far more compassion and the cherry on the top – my paintings have started selling again!

Shelley

Being in Mama Ocean with these extraordinary dolphin beings is beyond measure, truly a gift of such grace, it takes the breath away. The wonder, the love, the beauty… immense, simply immense. I highly recommend this journey. It’s a rare and precious gift to meet and play with love in this form..dive in and in-joy.

Bebe

Thank you for the opportunity to appreciate the simple things, for the realisation that I need not fear change if it means making your dreams come true, for allowing me to share in this wonderful, indescribable journey with people that have touched my heart forever.

Taz