10-Day Safari and Yoga Retreat in Tanzania
Join Om & Flow Yoga in Tanzania for their most adventurous yoga holiday yet! You will begin your journey in Arusha, visiting local sights and then embarking on a 5-day safari together, visiting four national parks in the Northern Circuit. You will be meditating and doing yoga twice daily to balance your mind and relax your body. You will leave feeling recharged, relaxed, and energized, ready to fulfil your dreams and live your life to the fullest. This holiday is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. Your training will be tailored specifically to your needs and goals to lead you to your maximum potential.
This safari and yoga holiday will take you from Arusha to Mount Meru, Chemka Hot Springs in Moshi, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.
The first four nights and on the last night, you will be staying in Arusha city, located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. Arusha is a gateway to many safari destinations and to Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
To the west lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes and leopards. Annual migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains.
During this holiday, you will be staying in the following accommodations:
- Day 1 - 4 and 9: Nyumbani Hostel Arusha
- Day 5 - 6: Lake Manyara Campsite
- Day 7: Seronera campsite
- Day 8: Simba Public Campsite
Nyumbani Hostel is situated 30 minutes' walk away from the city centre. Although the hostel is close to the busy town it is surrounded by greenery and is on a quiet road. The hostel is run by a Tanzanian - German couple that can organize extra trips for you to Mount Meru, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar island after the retreat.
During this tour, you will be provided with three healthy nourishing meals daily. Drinking water and fruits for snacking are also included.
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation
23rd September to 2nd October 2022
Day 1: Arrival at Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where Om & Flow Yoga will be waiting for you to transfer you to Arusha.
Day 2: Day trip to Mount Meru
On top of the safari, the schedule also includes three day-trips around Arusha. The first day-trip will be to local coffee plantation on Mount Meru where you’ll be learning how coffee is grown and harvested. We will roast, grind and drink our own coffee. You will get an inside look into Meru culture and learn a lot of interesting facts about coffee.
Day 3: Day trip to a Maasai Village
The second day-trip will be to Maasai Village where you will be welcomed by local Maasai people. They will be showing you around, explaining about their traditions and ways of life. You will also go on a bush walk together with the Maasai people to learn about the different plants that the Maasai use as medicine. You will learn about local traditional dances, Maa-language and many other traditions.
Day 4: Day trip to Chemka Hot Springs
The third day-trip will be to Chemka Hot Springs located on the way to Moshi. The hot springs are surrounded by stunning nature and the water is well tempered inviting visitors for a swim. If the sky is clear you will be able to take a glimpse of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Day 5: Safari in Tarangire National Park
On the first day of safari, you’ll be visiting Tarangire National Park which is famous for it’s large herds of elephants and the majestic Baobab trees. If you’re lucky, you will also see your first lions. Before darkness, leave the park towards Lake Manyara campsite.
Day 6: Safari in Lake Manyara National Park
On second day of the safari, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park which is famous for its tree-climbing lions and the uncountable numbers of birds.
Day 7: Safari in Serengeti National Park
On this day, you will start driving towards the Serengeti National Park where you’ll arrive around lunchtime. You will pass the Ngorongoro Crater to enjoy the amazing view and take some pictures and have the full afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. Before darkness, leave the park towards the Seronera campsite.
Day 8: Safari in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
On the fourth day of the safari, you will enjoy your last morning game drive in the Serengeti in search of wildlife. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language Maa of the term “Siringitu” which means “the endless land” or “the endless level”. Here you will experience this endlessness with your own eyes. After lunch, drive back toward the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you’ll be staying overnight at the Simba Public Campsite.
Day 9: Safari in Ngorongoro Crater
On the last day of the safari, you’ll be visiting the Ngorongoro Crater where you have the chance to see one of the last rhinos in the world! You will leave the crater in the afternoon as per government policy and drive back to Arusha to reach your accommodation before darkness.
Day 10: Departure from Arusha
Today marks the last day of this safari and yoga holiday. You will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure.
Sample daily schedule
- 07:30 Hatha / Vinyasa yoga
- 08:30 Meditation
- 09:00 Breakfast
- 10:00 Day-trips / safari with lunch
- 16:00 Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra
- 18:30 Dinner
Please note that the schedule during the safari may vary as game drives usually start at 6 or 7 a.m.
You can also visit the following destinations before or after the tour:
- Napuru Waterfall
- Lake Duluti
- Meserani Snake Park
- Moshi Town
- Marangu Waterfalls
- Mount Kilimanjaro
- Zanzibar island.
Marta is an Estonian Yoga Alliance certified RYT500 yoga teacher and assistant asana teacher of the course. Marta is the founder and owner of Om & Flow yoga and has been teaching regular Vinyasa and Hatha-based yoga classes in Thailand and Estonia since October 2017.
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 50% refund
You may not change your dates after booking
No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
23rd September to 2nd October 2022
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