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The first part of the retreat takes place in a small beautiful beach front hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. The place has an aura of tranquillity and a feeling of spaciousness with its lush tropical garden lined with coconut palms, frangipani and fanana trees. Short steps at the front lead to the beach and to the turquoise blue sea of the Indian Ocean. The next destination then takes you on a small flight from beach to bush, to Kilimanjaro, where you will make your way for one night's stay in a simple hotel, with pool and magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro. From here is where the safari journey will begin to see the big five.
The retreat space is right on the beach front, where the water is aqua marine and the sand as white as salt. It is within a close walk to numerous restaurants and bars. It has individually styled cottages with spacious rooms and large verandas. Breakfast can be served on your own cottage veranda. All rooms are double occupancy, either with two single beds or a double on request. There is also an option for private rooms if needed. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and a refrigerator. Some cottages have a sitting room.
The retreat starts with 6 nights in Zanzibar beach front retreat space, 2 yoga classes daily in the morning and in the early evening. Different trips are offered, visiting towns, spice tour, diving, sunset boat cruise, shopping or hanging out on the white sandy beaches. This retreat includes a full safari experience with three nights, four days, all food, drinks and accommodation included. Tanzania is the ultimate dream safari destination with a vast array of experiences coupled together with the country's dedication to preservation, you can be ensured an amazing holiday that will stay with you forever. You will sleep under the stars among the wildlife.
Arrival to Moshi and overnight stay in the guest house. There are views of Kilimanjaro from the hotel and a pool on sight. The guest house is very simple, as it is just the meeting place to start your safari early morning the following day.
This morning, you will depart for Lake Manyara national park. Spend the afternoon on a game drive of this park, described as one of the hidden gems of Tanzania. This park is famous for its tree climbing lions and large herds of elephant (which are not shy to come straight up to the vehicle). Overnight at Lake Manyara.
After breakfast, drive to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti. This is home to millions of wilder beast during the migration and over the huge flat plains you are likely to find lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, and many other small predators. All afternoon will be spent on game drive before enjoying dinner and the experience of sleeping in the middle of the Serengeti. Overnight in Seronera, the center of the Serengeti.
An early morning start in the Serengeti to try and find cats before they retreat away from the blazing sun during the day. After a few hours game, drive in the Serengeti drive to the Ngorongoro crater. Overnight at the rooftop of the Ngorongoro Crater.
This morning you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a wonderful haven for wildlife. Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife live within the crater walls hence you have the opportunity to find game easily. Rhino, in particular, can be seen regularly as well as prides of lion and other predators like cheetah. Enjoy lunch by the hippo pond before commencing your drive back to Arusha and then Moshi.
Visit Mount Kilimanjaro National Park from the base, spice tour and trip to Stone town, sailing Trip and options to dive or snorkel.
Amanda Dee is an experienced registered yoga teacher with more than 15,000 hours of teaching under her belt in some of the best yoga centers in New York City. She led many workshops, led many different teacher trainings, and opened her own yoga center in Manhattan. She has also led and continues to lead retreats worldwide and now is the founder of Sun Salute Retreats and the Sun Salute Yoga Studio. Amanda Dee is one of the main teachers on the online class platform, Be More Yogic.
This retreat space is located on the northern tip of the Island in Nungwi Village. Previously, a simple fishing village and dhow-building center. Now, one of Africa's most picturesque lines of coast, where palms amble onto a beach that dissolves gradually from spearmint blue into shades of deep turquoise.
Relax in a hammock with a good book or sunbathe in the area facing the turquoise blue ocean and white beach or lounge around the swimming pool in the garden. Hammocks and loungers are distributed at the sun bathing area facing the beach as well as in the garden, around the swimming pool.
There is an option to dive in Zanzibar. The coral reefs surrounding Zanzibar are home to over 400 different types of reef fish, turtles, dolphins, and other marine life. Humpback whales migrate from July to October. It is a paradise for everyone: the macro life lovers, underwater photographers, adventurers, beginning divers, snorkelers. Watch the green turtles cruise the current of the ocean, or the dolphins play in the azure waters surrounding the boat, or the small colorful nudibranchs on a beautiful variety of corals.
Whether you are looking to make fun dives on some of the beautiful dive sites around the island, become a diver with an array of diving courses, or take a snorkeling trip to see Zanzibar's underwater world from the surface, you will be amazed.
The chef prepares meals that are a mixture of international and local cuisine, there is choice of a variety of fish dishes. In addition the menu offers chicken, meats, and vegetarian dishes. Nungwi being a fishing village; the fish served is locally obtained and is served at candle lit tables set close to the sea. Snacks are available for extra cost throughout the day and can be taken either on the cottage veranda or by the sunbathing area.
Please book your flight to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ).
Transportation to and from the airport is included in the price.
Please book your ferry to arrive at Zanzibar port.
Transportation to and from the port is included in the price.