September 24 – October 2, 2023
Join Andrew Harvey and Linda Tucker for a 9-day journey to South Africa, and explore the sacred home of the famed White Lions of Timbavati.
Step out of your comfort zone and into your future as the sights, sounds, and connections of new people and experiences allows you to contribute on a whole new level.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of South Africa's nature preserves and national parks as you connect with sacred energies, explore your own gifts, and sit in the presence of the White Lions.
Andrew and Linda's profound teachings and gentle guidance will unlock powerful awakenings within you, illuminating your mind, body, and spirit with compassion and love for all living things.
Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, best-selling novelist, celebrated mystical scholar, and renowned spiritual teacher.
He is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism, working to preserve and heal the planet and its inhabitants.
In 1991, after being rescued by a Tsonga medicine woman from a dangerous encounter with a pride of lions, Linda Tucker gave up a career in international marketing and fashion to become a conservationist.
Linda founded the Global White Lion Protection Trust, a leader in community-based conservation, after nearly 10 years of intensive research on both the cultural and conservation importance of the White Lions in this region.
Welcome to the heart of the White Lion’s Sacred Territory known as Tsau, originating from the ancient Bushman word incantation – “Starlion.”
The group will be met at Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit and transported to The White Lion sacred heritage lands. Please note: if you will be traveling prior to in South Africa, please be sure to meet at Eastgate Airport no later than 1pm.
During and after lunch, a short but important introductory program and intention setting prepares the group for an uplifting experience in the Heart of the White Lions Sacred Territory.
Linda will share personal anecdotes and discuss the projects undertaken by The Global White Lion Protection Trust as well as the discovery of the genetic marker that makes the White Lions unique. The group has a chance to settle in prior to heading out on an open vehicle game drive to be introduced to the Royal Prides.
In the evening guests will enjoy a traditional meal around the fire and can retire early in preparation for the key events of important days ahead.
A dawn departure to track the elusive White Lions in their natural kingdom starts the day. After breakfast, Andrew discusses Sacred Warriorship and how it is witnessed in action through the LionHearted leadership, implemented by the WLT, in this challenging but highly successful project.
Linda introduces the group to the “technology of love” in preparation for animal communication techniques with the White Lions and shamanic techniques for receiving messages from the White Lions in meditation and dream time.
A delicious homemade lunch, prepared by Shangaan chef Elanani is followed by a siesta and deep relaxation integrating time, place and purpose before the group heads out to commune with the majestic White Lions.
The day draws to a close with a screening of the National Geographic documentary which gives information on the project as well as Linda's battle to save the White Lions of the Timbavati.
Early morning lion tracking should leave the group in high spirits for the remainder of the day.
During the morning Andrew will present his vision of The Seven Laws of Sacred Leadership taken from the major mystical traditions and his own experience as the architect of Sacred Activism.
After lunch, Andrew leads the group in the essential heart practices for the Sacred Warrior, and how these apply to The 12 Laws of LionHearted Leadership.
The LionHeart: That condition of fearlessness inspired by Love. How to reawaken it. Embody it. Live it. How to equip and empower yourself through the LionHeart to change your world.
The group joins in a day of cultural activities with visits to local Shangaan schools, the orphan centre, a local crèche or the Elder’s Weavers, all supported by The Global White Lion Protection Trust. As honoured guests, share their rich culture and White Lion heritage with traditional displays and lively celebration.
Donations to these facilities are gratefully accepted and recommended at R100 per guest per destination.
This fun-filled day culminates with an invitation from Chief Harmony Khosa (principal guide) and Matimba (his brother); nephews of Maria Khosa, Lion Queen of the Timbavati; to visit their ancestral home.
Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner, with warrior dancing around the fire drumming up the excitement of the heart and soul of Africa in the presence of the Ancestors of these sacred lands. The Global White Lion Protection Trust will gladly add this charge to your donation breakdown and make payment on your behalf to the Village.
Take advantage of a rare opportunity for authentic bone divination given by the traditional healers of the Khosa village.
Donations to these facilities are included in the trip cost.
A tranquil day of silence is broken at sunset at the Npenvu Treehouse overlooking White Lion sacred territories.
Please inquire with trip host to make arrangements
The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most famous wildlife conservation area. This 2 million hectare reserve borders Mozambique and is situated an hour’s drive from Tsau.
A unique opportunity to drive in an open safari vehicle with professional guides, through elephant, giraffe, zebra and antelope populated savannah grasslands, dotted by rivers where crocodile and hippo may emerge to sun themselves.
Whatever you may see is a blessing from the great creative force that is “Mother Nature”. Do not be limited by expectations of viewing the so called “Big Five”, any encounter with creatures in their natural eco-system is a profound privilege. As “King of Kings”, the Lion is a true apex predator, or capstone species, at the tip of the pyramid of life and governs all other creatures, great or small, in these wilderness lands.
Lunch to be purchased individually while visiting Satara. Enjoy a break and some shopping. All major credit cards accepted.
Wrap up this unforgettable day back at Camp Unicorn with tranquil evening discussions incorporating everyone’s personal connections with Nature.
*** Note *** due to this excursion starting before dawn and ending after dark there is no lion monitoring on a Kruger Park excursion day
After a healthy breakfast, following dawn communion with the White Lions, guests spend the day in reflection and gentle journeying into the Inner Worlds.
A sumptuous picnic lunch will be hosted by Linda under the Giant Wild Fig. This is followed by White Lion Meditation, led by Linda, which takes the group on a journey of enlightenment and empowerment, sharing White Lion techniques to help integrate the principles and qualities of these most radiant of animals into personal lives.
Tuning in to these qualities helps achieve greater self-fulfillment, self-healing, leadership potential and effective decision-making.
Evening lion monitoring follows a walk to the site of the Crystal Star Lion monolith.
After a brief but very powerful leadership activation of the LionHearted law of unlocking your unique gift, participants set out on a liberating excursion into the Drakensburg (Dragon) Mountains, a massive tectonic plate which links with the East African Rift Valley.
The day’s drive follows the golden leyline of the Nilotic Meridian, a spectacular panoramic route along the ridge of the Drakensburg Mountains.
Taken by pilgrims in search of gold, this route was also the path of the great elephant migrations. The Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third largest canyon, is situated on the cusp of the Kruger to Canyon’s biosphere, which has been declared by the United Nations as one of the world’s prime biosphere regions.
Your journey will include amazing sites such as God’s Window and the Ancient Stone Altar.
Enjoy lunch at Graskop and explore the vibrant indigenous craft markets. A day to select gifts for loved ones, express your God given gifts, and celebrate Mother Nature’s gifts and blessings.
Dawn brings the final chance to visit the sacred White Lions in their endemic habitat.
After breakfast, the journey concludes with intention setting and vision holding in the serene beauty of this environment, connecting the group to their LionHearted natures and a higher purpose.
Before last goodbyes are said, the group rounds up for a ceremony of thanksgiving with final prayers for the White Lions and the birth of a new world. You are able to depart on your onward journey knowing that you have established a strong connection with Tsau and that you carry the Spirit of the Sacred White Lions of Timbavati with you always.
White Lions are exceptionally rare. They have been almost completely eradicated from the wild: artificially removed from their natural system and sold into zoos and circuses around the world since their ﬁrst appearance in the wild in the 1930s.
The result of a rare “Genetic Marker” discovered through the collaborative scientific research led by the WLT, White Lions have been brutally speed-bred and held in captivity to be killed by the notorious ‘canned hunting industry’.
Against great odds, the WLT has initiated a world-first re-introduction program, and has successfully re-introduced three prides of high genetic integrity back into the wild that are surviving self-sufficiently.
Currently, there are less than 10 White Lions in their endemic habitat, most of which are in the protected area of some 4400 acres created by the WLT in the heart of their ancestral heritage lands. The WLT is a non-proﬁt scientiﬁc and community conservation organization dedicated to saving this magnificent animal, with 85-90% of all donations allocated to ensuring the survival of the White Lions, and supporting the up-liftment of an indigenous community.
"A life-changing experience... a huge part of me was dormant and got awakened during my time in Timbavati, I am more whole, more me than I’ve ever been... I understood or rather EXPERIENCED how nature is in constant communication with us, the white lions showed me what I needed to see, no doubt about that."
"Camp Unicorn proved to be a monastery in and for nature. Like novices in the Middle Ages, one goes through the gates and portals that define an enclosure in the ‘desert’ from which, unencumbered, one turns heart and mind towards the rare white lions, the Kings of Kings – solar animals whose forceful presence, elegance and power invite to reconfigure one’s own place in the hierarchy of life manifestations."
"Amazing trip to the white lions and their homelands! These magnificent beings are clearly avatars – an opportunity for an encounter with the divine! Take advantage of the opportunity!"
" I will carry the treasures that were unearthed for me on this retreat in my heart and soul forever. I am deeply grateful to ALL for this opportunity."
I would like to invite you to join Linda Tucker and me in Timbavati, South Africa for our School of Sacred Warriorship, which will take place in 2023.
Speaking for myself, after five visits to this miraculous place, I have been graced with a whole new level of understanding about the sacredness of these amazing creatures, the interconnection of all worlds and the depths of the African Shamanic Tradition.
Linda Tucker's teachings are quite amazing, as she entrusts us with some extremely powerful, secret practices from the lineage of lion shamanism that she belongs to, as a pupil of the great South African shamans, Maria Khosa and Credo Mutwa.
Linda and I are able to work effortlessly together, in order to inspire the initiates to rise to a completely new level of awareness. I wish I had the words to describe the full radiance of what unfolds in Timbavati, but I would have to be Shakespeare and Rumi combined to do so. What I can say is that in all my 60+ years of experience, there is no other place on earth where you can experience the majestic sacredness of creation more purely and more intensely.
The white lions are simply the most beautiful creatures on earth, and are also, as Linda Tucker makes clear in her book, The Mystery of the White Lions, "carriers and transmitters of a revelation crucial to the survival of humanity and nature."
Given the enormous urgency of the world crisis, I feel it is essential that as many people as possible receive the grace that pours from sacred Africa and its animal avatars.
We only take a very small group, so that the experience can be as intimate and protected as possible.
Coming into deep contact with the white lions and supporting Linda Tucker's heroic enterprise is, I believe, the perfect way to begin your journey into a much richer relationship with nature and into becoming an advocate and Sacred Activist on her behalf and with her blessing.
We would love for you to join us.