Yoga Safaris

This program is a unique blend of adventure and practicing yoga. Enjoy sunrise and sunset yoga sessions looking out onto the plains or in front of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Daily Yoga surrounded by lush gardens.The tranquil atmosphere of lush Ngare Sero Gardens, lush lawns and lake and forest views make it an exceptional venue for self journey and celebration.

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LOCATION:

Arusha – Tarangire River – Lake Natron – Ngorongoro Crater
Ngare Sero is one of the oldest family lodges in East Africa located only 30 minutes away from Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha town. Set in lush gardens amid 50 acres of forest and crystal clear lakes on the slopes of Mount Meru the lodge has been adapted from a German colonial farmhouse built in 1905. It offers only 10 garden rooms and 5 suites, and provides personal service for its residents for over 40 years.

This program is a unique blend of adventure and practicing yoga. Enjoy sunrise and sunset yoga sessions looking out onto the Serengeti plains or in front of the Indian Ocean.


Highlights:

  • Meditate under some of Africa’s most ancient trees.

  • Stargazing

  • Find inner peace and confidence through daily practice while exploring Tanzania’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries.

  • Our safari excursions will complement your connection to nature by maximizing wildlife viewing opportunities and exposing you to local culture and conservation initiatives.

  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Sample 12-Day Trip Itinerary

Starting at $4,800/person*

Day 1

Arrive in Arusha

Arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Meet and greet by our staff and then be transferred to your lodge.

Welcome dinner and overnight at: Ngare Sero Mountain lodge


Day 2

Ngare Sero Forest Nature Walk

  • After late breakfast enjoy full day leisure at the lodge.

  • After breakfast join our Nature Walk around Ngare Sero forest, lake
    and beautiful gardens. Learn about the local flora & fauna and
    permaculture practices.

  • Healthy lunch prepared using many of the fruits and vegetables
    from the lodge garden

  • Sunset yoga & meditation

  • Evening cocktail in the living room around the fireplace and early dinner

day 3

Arusha National Park

  • Breakfast

  • Depart to Arusha National park (30 min from the lodge)

  • Explore a beguiling diversity of habitats on a short game drive.

  • Walk through the mountain forest into the crater floor of Mt Meru,
    5th largest mountain in African continent

  • Practice yoga and enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of ancient trees
    with a view of the ash-cone and Meru summit

  • Walk to the waterfalls and a buffalo swamp accompanied by the
    armed ranger

  • Return to Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge for an evening cocktail and a
    dinner

day 4

Tarangire National Park

  • After breakfast on safari to Tarangire National Park. Picnic on the way.

  • Check in to Tarangire Safari Lodge

  • Sunset yoga and meditation

  • Dinner


Day 5

Tarangire National Park

  • Spend a day exploring the park and its inhabitants

  • Meals at Tarangire Safari Lodge

  • Sunset yoga and meditation

Famous for its tree climbing pythons, massive baobabs and large herds of elephant, Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population, with a density of wildlife matched only by Ngorongoro. Birding is particularly good here; the swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties; the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.


Day 6

The Great Rift Valley & Lake Natron

  • After breakfast depart to lake Natron (5-6 hours driving). Game drive on the road.

  • Picnic on the way at the view point

  • Arrive for to Permanent luxury eco-camp - Lake Natron Camp

At the lowest point of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa at an altitude of 600m above sea level, sits the shallow mirror-surfaced lake Lake Natron, a sanctuary to thousands of flamingos. Here, next to the only active volcano in Tanzania, Oldonyo Lengai in the cool oasis adjacent to the soda flats lies Lake Natron eco-camp. It has 10 camouflaged sleeping tents and one common tent with the bar, dining and lounge area. Each tent is furnished and has its own running water, shower and compost toilet. A private path leads from each tent to a natural swimming pool in the spring-fed stream.

The Camp has been build in a unique sensitive wetland environment and it is operated as a very low impact eco-camp. There are no permanent structures, no cement bricks or wooden platforms. Tents are camouflaged for low view-shed and equipped with compost toilets. Water is manually pumped directly from the spring for bathing and run through a desalination filter for drinking.


Day 7

Masai Boma and Waterfalls

This part of the Great Rift Valley is populated by the Masai peoples. Masai bomas spread around the area, but the main central village is few kilometres away to the west at the base of the escarpment.

  • After breakfast drive to visit the Masai Boma near the escarpment

  • Walk up Engare Sero gorge to the waterfalls. The scenery is a unique blend of arid volcanic rocks and lush tropical palms. Wear shoes that do not slip and can get wet.

  • Picnic at waterfalls

  • Return to the camp for sunset yoga and meditation

  • Dinner & overnight at the camp


Day 8

The Great Rift Valley & Lake Natron

The beguiling lesser flamingo feed on algae found in soda lakes across eastern Africa but choose to breed almost exclusively at Lake Natron. Every evening hundreds of pink flamingos fly overhead, exposing the deep garnet feathers under their wings. The Lake Flats surrounding the waters edge contain small streams, lakes and hills that provide a variety of hospitable environments for birds that thrive in the alkali oasis. Lesser flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cape teels, herons, egrets, blacksmith pluvers, sand-grouse, maribou stalk, vultures, eagles, kites, buzzards and many other birds can be seen in this area.

  • Start the day with the bird walk on lake flats

  • Leisure breakfast at camp

  • Rest & gentle yoga practice during the day

  • Lunch

  • At 5pm drive to visit 20.000-year-old hominid lava footprints that where discovered near the camp

  • Order drinks from the bar and take a 10-minute drive to the top of nearby hill. Enjoy your sundowner overlooking the mirror-surfaced Lake Natron, the majestic Lengai and Gelai mountains and watch the sun go down behind the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.

  • Dinner and traditional Masai singing and dancing at the camp by the bush fire


Day 9

Road to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • Start the day with morning yoga practice and late breakfast

  • After breakfast leave for Ngorongoro - picnic lunch on the way

  • Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge


Day 10

Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

  • Early departure for a game drive in the crater. Breakfast pack on route.

  • Game drive at the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken caldera. It is considered one of the best wildlife encounters. Often referred to as "Africa's Garden of Eden," the crater is home to over.

  • 30,000 animals including elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, buffaloes, and the rare black rhinos.

  • Picnic lunch at Hippo Pools

  • Transfer back to Arusha

  • Dinner and overnight at Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge


Day 11

Rest at the lodge

  • Start the day with morning yoga practice and late breakfast

  • After breakfast leave for Ngorongoro. Picnic lunch on the way.

  • Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge


Day 12

Departure

  • Rest and meals at the lodge and transfer to the airport for evening flight

  • End of safari


What’s Included

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

  • Accommodation (double standard occupancy)

  • All meals and picnic boxes.

  • All park fees and government taxes.

  • Activities noted in this program.

  • 2 Safari cars (max 7 people per car) with English-speaking driver guides.

  • Accommodation, meals and park entry fees of 2 tour leaders.

Rates exclude

  • International flights.

  • Passport, visa, travellers health insurance.

  • Alcohol & soft drinks.

  • Single supplement.

  • Other lodge activities (horse riding, fishing, etc.).

  • Tips to driver-guide (recommended minimum $5-10 USD per person per day of safari).

PRICing

Prices are per adult when sharing accommodations with another adult.

* The final price for your package will vary depending on how many people are in your travel group and also the specific dates of your trip.
We make a big effort to offer the best possible prices, which depend upon many factors like the constantly changing prices of gas and park fees, etc. 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT APPLIES TO ANY CLIENT IN A SINGLE ROOM OR TENT:
$300.00


QUESTIONS?

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