Iboga Retreat for Alcohol & Drug Detox: Overcome Addiction in 2-Months

8 Weeks Iboga Retreat for Alcohol and Drug Recovery in Gabon. Begin a transformative detox journey with our specialized Iboga ceremonies, focused on substance cleansing. Under the guidance of 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman Moughenda Mikala, experience the power of ancient Bwiti teachings and deep jungle immersion for profound healing and liberation from addiction.

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YOUR 2-Month Iboga detox and BWITI INITIATION Retreat enCOMPASSES:

Get initiated and take rites of passage into the thousands of years-old bwiti tradition. Heal once for all trough a soulful iboga retreat in the in the Jungle of Gabon.


2 months iboga detox retreat with state of art bwiti initiation

Your path to healing culminates here: with a singular opportunity to wholly heal, unearth the answers you've been seeking, and metamorphose your life from within.

A complete cultural immersion with BWITI INITIATION

Embrace the Bwiti Tradition: A Gateway to Profound Personal Transformation. The Bwiti, meaning 'the study of life,' offers more than just a spiritual practice. It's a journey towards profound self-discovery and enlightenment. By choosing to be initiated into this ancient tradition, you are not merely participating in a ritual; you are committing to become a lifelong learner in the profound school of life. Whether you seek physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual renewal, Bwiti initiation opens the door to deep clarity, self-realization, and an awakened understanding of your true purpose. Step into this transformative experience and leave with a newfound sense of identity and direction.

Personal Growth and Healing with The BWITI Initiation

Experience the Transformative Power of Bwiti Rites of Passage: A Journey to True Adulthood. The Bwiti Rites of Passage mark a pivotal moment in life, symbolizing the transition into authentic adulthood on all levels. While traditionally undertaken in the early years of life, these rites welcome participants of any age, offering a timeless opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Participants undergo unique, gender-specific practices, each meticulously designed to honor and empower the individual journey.

Explore the iboga 2 months detox Retreat (Teaser Program of 2 weeks) : Your Detailed Guide to Our Transformative Journey

Your retreat starts in Libreville, Gabon, featuring a carefully crafted daily schedule. Dive into a rich array of activities including welcoming ceremonies, full Iboga/Bwiti detox ceremonies, counseling, spiritual dinners, jungle exploration, and more. Every day is purposefully designed for deep spiritual growth and healing, with activities like, spiritual showers, group counseling, and fire talks.

8-weeks detox Retreat in Gabon with Key Activities and Experiences


For millennia, humans have engaged in rituals that connect the physical world with the spiritual. Being a part of these ceremonies is like traveling back through the ages, providing insight into the core of human nature before the advent of modern life and highlighting the deep importance of ritual. Traditional Welcome Ceremonies are organized roughly biweekly during retreat sessions.


LED BY MOUGHENDA MIKALA, a 10th generation Missoko Bwiti Shaman, the alcohol and drug detox retreat offers the opportunity to join various psycho-spiritual healing ceremonies under Moughenda's guidance. Each ceremony includes a "firetalk" where Moughenda shares the ancient Bwiti Truth Teachings, stories of Iboga, the Bwiti tradition's heritage, and his personal experiences. This experience provides a rare glimpse into genuine fireside storytelling that echoes with history, tradition, and authenticity.

The Bwiti philosophy proposes that true happiness and peace originate from within, with Iboga serving as a means to reveal this inner truth by dispelling the shadows of misconceptions and false beliefs. Connecting with one's inner child and ancestors is akin to the sun rising, bringing warmth, clarity, and a sense of belonging that illuminates the individual's journey ahead.

The renowned “JOURNEY TO THE MOON”

To accommodate foreigners unfamiliar with the tradition, the spirit of Iboga guided Moughenda to lead individuals on a spiritual voyage to the moon (known as "Mrs. Moon") to uncover the answers and truths necessary for healing.

During this live journey, participants encounter their own souls, engaging in direct dialogue and receiving genuine answers to their heart's questions (travelers are encouraged to bring a list of questions). They also gain the ability to connect with ancestors and loved ones, whether deceased or living.

This method, introduced by Moughenda, has since been embraced, disseminated, and is now practiced by numerous Iboga facilitators and retreat centers worldwide. This unique opportunity facilitates healing on spiritual, physical, and mental-emotional levels.


The ancient Bwiti teachings, bestowed upon the earliest Bwiti people by the Spirit of Iboga, offer the keys to lasting healing and mental tranquility. These teachings reveal a series of truths that clarify life's essence, our human identity, our purpose, and the workings of the mind. Rather than imparting new knowledge, they aim to reawaken our inherent nature, both individually and collectively.

These teachings integrate with the medicine, supporting the healing process and providing participants with an excellent array of maintenance tools. When used consistently, these tools bring happiness, appreciation for life, and peace of mind. Their timeless relevance arises from the unchanging nature of humans and the consistent workings of the human mind, regardless of the era we live in. The truth, eternally unaltered, makes these teachings as applicable to ancient humans as to contemporary individuals.

The teachings are remarkably straightforward and easily understood, as truth always is.


Moughenda Mikala, 10th generation Missoko Bwiti Nima
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Iboga: A Journey to Self-Discovery and Ancestral Connection

Iboga, a plant native to Gabon and central to Bwiti spiritual practices, provides an experience comparable to the clarity and enlightenment of daylight

This journey promotes self-reflection, inner focus, and a connection with ancestors, illuminating the inner self as though in bright daylight.

The remarkable and transformative benefits of Iboga plant medicine are becoming increasingly recognized in the Western world, particularly for treating chronic anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and addiction. However, the roots of Iboga and the Bwiti tradition date back over 10,000 years to Gabon in Central West Africa.

Wondering about the source of its powerful and effective nature? Delve into "the root" and witness the magic firsthand!


Renew and Detoxify: The Power of Iboga in Overcoming Addiction

Discover the transformative power of an Iboga detox retreat, a sanctuary for those seeking liberation from alcohol and drug dependencies. Nestled in the serene landscapes of Gabon, this retreat utilizes the sacred Iboga plant, revered for its profound detoxifying properties and its ability to offer deep, introspective insights. Over the course of 14 days, participants engage in a holistic journey guided by experienced practitioners, including the wisdom of a 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman.

Our Iboga detox retreat is not just about physical cleansing; it's a comprehensive program designed to address the root causes of addiction, offering a path to mental, emotional, and spiritual renewal. Through traditional psycho-spiritual Iboga ceremonies, participants experience a powerful internal reset, enabling a profound connection with their inner selves and the world around them. The retreat includes tailored dietary plans, meditation, and nature walks, enhancing the healing process.


Liberate yourself from the physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual obstacles hindering your happiness and peace. Achieving healing in these three realms sparks significant waves of positive transformation in all areas of life, such as career, relationships, financial stability, health, and the pursuit of passion and purpose.


  • Comprehensive Body Detoxification

  • Environmental Toxin Cleansing

  • Drug/Substance Purification

  • Fungal Inhibition

  • Bacterial Counteraction

  • Viral Suppression

  • Chronic Pain Alleviation

  • Enhanced Neuro-plasticity

  • Neurotransmitter Reset

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Restoration

  • Auto-Immune Disease Amelioration

  • Parkinson’s Disease Treatment


  • Trauma and PTSD Healing

  • Depression and Anxiety Alleviation

  • Recovery from Various Addictions

  • Social Media Dependency Treatment

  • Eating Disorder Remediation

  • Release of Unhealthy Attachments

  • Severance of Attachments to the Deceased

  • Purging Negative Thought Patterns

  • Pattern Disruption

  • Grounding and Centering

  • Boosts Emotional Resilience and Security

  • Fosters Self-Love

  • Delivers Truth and Answers

  • Clarifies Mind

  • Instills Peace of Mind

  • Enhances Life Enjoyment


  • Spiritual Cleansing

  • Spiritual Renewal

  • Connecting with Your True Self/Soul

  • Ancestral Healing

  • Communion with Departed Loved Ones

  • Third Eye Awakening

  • Spiritual and Self Discovery

  • Spiritual Grounding

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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about Iboga

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Is Gabon a safe place to travel to?

Gabon, often referred to as the "Switzerland of West Africa" due to its abundant oil, minerals, and timber resources, boasts a robust GDP and a small population of 2 million. This prosperity is evident in its safety, as highlighted by its position in the 2023 Global Peace Index, ranking just after Thailand and ahead of Georgia. When you visit Gabon, you can rest assured in the capable hands of Moughenda's team, who have a 30-year history of ensuring guest safety. Upon arrival, authorities will be informed of your respectful intention to explore Gabon's treasures Iboga, aligning with the government's efforts to promote tourism.

Is Iboga Safe?

When used responsibly under the guidance of a traditionally trained provider or shaman, Iboga is generally safe, provided that individuals undergo a thorough health assessment, EKG, and medication review. However, it's crucial to be aware of its contraindications. People with cardiovascular or liver diseases, or those taking certain medications or narcotics, may face serious risks.Moreover, ensuring the authenticity of Iboga is paramount. The market is flooded with counterfeit products, including lab-grown Iboga that is too immature for use and can pose significant harm. Therefore, verifying the source of Iboga is essential for safety.For individuals seeking Iboga for drug or alcohol detox, collaborating with a Bwiti shaman experienced in its traditional use, such as Moughenda, is imperative to ensure a safe and effective detox process. Transparency regarding your health and medication history is crucial for safety.

Is Iboga Legal?

The legal status of Iboga varies significantly worldwide. In Gabon, Iboga enjoys full legality, being recognized as a national treasure and a fundamental aspect of cultural heritage, enshrined in the Gabonese constitution. This acknowledgment reflects its deep-seated importance in traditional practices and ceremonies.However, the situation is starkly different in many other nations, where Iboga is deemed illegal. This prohibition largely stems from concerns regarding its misuse outside traditional settings. Iboga isn't a plant to be casually purchased online and used at home, considering its profound effects and potential risks. The deviation from its ancient ceremonial use, as observed within groups like the Bwiti Missoko, has contributed to its illegal status in these regions.For those contemplating Iboga, particularly for drug or alcohol detoxification, it's imperative to seek guidance from experienced traditional healers or shamans such as Moughenda. These experts are knowledgeable in its traditional applications and can ensure a safe and beneficial experience.3.5

Will someone help me prepare for my trip and provide a packing list?

Certainly! Upon booking your retreat, you'll be matched with a dedicated private concierge. They will assist you throughout the entire journey, providing detailed preparation instructions, informative materials, and thorough packing lists to guarantee you're fully equipped for your experience.

What's the difference between Iboga and Ibogaine?

IIboga, in its raw root bark form, plays an integral role in traditional Bwiti Missoko ceremonies, providing a holistic approach to healing that encompasses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions. Under Moughenda's guidance, it is also utilized in medically supervised detox programs for drug and alcohol addiction, recognizing its risks while harnessing its complete therapeutic potential.In contrast, Ibogaine, an extract derived from the Iboga plant, is commonly employed in detox facilities outside Gabon. While effective in binding to opiate receptors and facilitating detoxification, Ibogaine lacks the holistic 'Spirit' of Iboga. This often leads to a superficial treatment approach, resulting in a cycle where clients may repeatedly seek additional treatments at clinics.Moughenda's 60-day ultimate detox program uniquely integrates the detoxifying benefits of Iboga with the profound healing of traditional Bwiti Missoko ceremonies. This approach ensures a comprehensive healing journey, addressing not only the physical aspects but also the emotional and spiritual dimensions often overlooked by pharmaceutical-driven Ibogaine treatments. For a holistic and enduring recovery, Moughenda's approach, deeply grounded in traditional practices, comes highly recommended. To learn more, request a discovery call and choose Detox.

What's the difference between Ayahuasca and Iboga?

Comparing Iboga and Ayahuasca is like comparing day and night. Many individuals, after undergoing numerous retreats with Ayahuasca, turn to Iboga feeling a sense of being 'lost in translation.' Iboga stands out in aiding people in recovering from traumatic experiences, providing grounding and definitive healing. Unlike the continuous journey that Ayahuasca may symbolize, Bwiti's objective with Iboga is not to prolong an endless quest but to foster self-discovery, enabling individuals to genuinely comprehend themselves and find joy in sober living.

Is Iboga scary?

Although some people experience some fear before their first time working with the medicine (which is normal), once the ceremony begins, the fear usually goes away, and the experience tends to be calm and peaceful overall.

Unfortunately, because Iboga is so new to the Western World, there is not a lot of accurate information that is easily available.  There is, however, a good amount of fear-based information that exists on the internet. The majority of those accounts are from people who were overdosed or served medicine incorrectly by an untrained person (or taken alone). Iboga is dangerous and can have severe consequences if not taken with a traditionally trained Provider or Shaman.

Here are some commonly experienced fears:

1) Fear of loss of controlThere can be an experience of having loss of control with an Iboga ceremony that some people may find scary.  Although motor coordination can be altered, with Iboga you feel quite in tune with yourself and your surroundings while the medicine is taking its course, it is not a medicine that causes people to act or behave erratically or out of character.

2) Fear of facing the truthFor others it is not the loss of control that is scary but facing the truth and seeing the lies they tell themselves. Things may come up that you have been in denial about / not seeing clearly.  Iboga helps you maintain a healthy perspective during this process. Moughenda and his team are always available for support and counseling.

3) Fear of having a bad trip Provided that you are taking medicine with a traditionally trained Provider or genuine Shaman and have been given a correct dosage, there is no reason a person should experience a “bad trip.” Sometimes, however, experiences can be challenging and difficult (mostly emotionally). Most reports of bad trips are from people who experiment with taking ibogaine or Iboga by themselves at home or were incorrectly served medicine by an untrained person.

Is Iboga for me?

Very few people have heard of Iboga.  If you are thinking of Iboga, or feel an intuitive pull towards it, then likely the plant has something important to offer you. Full precautions must always be taken with a health assessment, EKG & medications review, and under the care of a traditionally trained Provider or Shaman, in a safe and appropriate environment.

Will I feel nauseous/vomit on Iboga?

Some people do, and some people don’t.  Everyone is different. We would estimate about 35% of people feel nauseous or vomit during ceremony. If you vomit during your ceremony, there is nothing to worry about. Vomiting is a natural way to help you physically, emotionally and spiritually purge, detox, and cleanse. Still, no one likes to vomit. The Bwiti House team is experienced and prepared to help people through this process as comfortably and effectively as possible.

How does it feel to be on Iboga?

Iboga offers a unique experience that varies from person to person. At Moughenda's village, many describe it as being in a deep meditation, yet fully conscious and in control. It can be physically intense, heightening awareness.Distinct from other entheogens, Iboga, a root, is grounding. It fosters self-awareness and a deep connection to oneself and surroundings. Rather than an escape, Iboga encourages introspection.Reactions vary; some find peace and calm, while others experience a hyper-active mind. Its stimulant properties often keep people awake for 24 hours, allowing continuous conscious processing, without feeling tired. Sleep comes naturally afterward.

Is there a special diet required before taking Iboga?

There is no strict diet required to prepare for Iboga.  However, following a clean and healthy diet as much as possible leading up to your retreat can reduce purging during your ceremony.  If your body is mostly clean and detoxed going in to ceremony, the medicine can more quickly get to the spiritual, emotional, and mental work with you.

How do I prepare for an Iboga ceremony?

Health Assessment: Ensure you've thoroughly reviewed your health history and disclosed all relevant information to the Bwiti House team. If you have specific health conditions, working with Iboga may pose risks. Similarly, if you're currently taking certain pharmaceuticals or other drugs, Iboga should not be taken simultaneously. We recommend that everyone undergo an EKG to ensure a healthy heart prior to engaging with Iboga.

Diet: While there's no strict dietary requirement for Iboga preparation, adhering to a clean and healthy diet leading up to your retreat can minimize purging during your ceremony. A predominantly clean and detoxed body enables the medicine to more swiftly engage in spiritual, emotional, and mental work with you.

Prepare to Disconnect: Expect to be disconnected from technology and the internet for the majority of your retreat. Arrange your affairs in advance to minimize concerns during your stay here. Inform others that you'll be unplugged to manage expectations. Making a commitment to yourself and your healing is essential for a favorable outcome.

Reflect: The primary preparation for an Iboga ceremony involves focusing on self-awareness and your life. We suggest grabbing a notebook and dividing it into two columns. In one column, list things you don't want or want less of in your life (e.g., anxiety, stress). In the other column, list what you want or want more of (e.g., peace of mind, happiness). On the back of the paper, generate questions related to these focal points.

State of Mind: Finally, for preparation, we recommend approaching the experience with an open mind and few expectations. Iboga interacts uniquely with each individual, and surrendering to the present moment is key. Embrace excitement for the transformative potential of Iboga as a guiding teacher.

Sample Questions:

"Why do I experience anxiety, and how can I alleviate it?"

"How can I manage stress more effectively?"

"Why do I lack peace of mind, and how can I attain it?"

"How can I cultivate more happiness in my life?

"This process aids in gaining clarity and truth about your life priorities. During your ceremony, there will be an opportunity to directly pose these questions to your soul and the medicine.

Program Foundation:

The traditional Bwiti Missoko Initiation is an exclusive experience conducted solely in Gabon by the Bwiti Missoko Tribe, endorsed by the Minister of Tourism of Gabon. Therefore, if this retreat captures your interest, it's essential to inquire and confirm that your booking aligns with the appropriate time-frame. For any additional inquiries or deeper understanding regarding the Bwiti Initiation or Rites of Passage, please select the relevant option on the application form.

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