Ecopsychology, or the emotional bond between humans and the earth, is believed to strengthen a person’s interpersonal relationships and emotional wellbeing. That’s a good enough reason to get packing for an immersive experience at Babanango Valley Lodge.

Here’s why nature is the antidote for stress and what you can get up to in this magnificent corner of Africa.

The Proof Is in The Data

A study of 20,000 people conducted at the University of Exeter in England found that nature has robust effects on people’s health — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

The study found that those who spend two hours a week in green spaces — local parks or other natural environments, either all at once or spaced over several visits — were more likely to report good health and a sense of well-being than those who didn’t.

Time in nature can lower blood pressure, stress hormone levels, nervous system arousal, and anxiety while increasing immune system function, self-esteem and mood.

A Safari Break Like No Other Awaits

When you consider that nature isn’t just a “nice to have” but a “must-have” for physical health and cognitive functioning, it’s all the convincing you need to enjoy a bush break at Babanango Game Reserve.

Some of the best ways to destress by immersing yourself in nature at Babanango Valley Lodge? Hiking through the hills, mountain biking along the trails, tracking game on horseback, and don’t forget the breathtaking game drives.