Tanzania·November 4 - 10 2023
Exclusive gathering for influencers to connect and growSOLD OUT
This trip is for yoga influencers and is by invite-only. To be considered, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Yoga Serengeti Summit is an exclusive gathering designed for influential yogis seeking connection, growth, and inspiration amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Tanzania's Serengeti. This unique summit offers a platform for prominent yogis to come together, share insights, and foster meaningful connections in a serene and captivating environment. The Summit is carefully curated to provide an unforgettable experience, providing the opportunity to network with fellow influencers in an intimate setting. Set against the backdrop of Serengeti's breathtaking landscapes, this summit is a perfect blend of spiritual rejuvenation, intellectual exchange, and natural exploration. Beyond the mat, the Yoga Serengeti Summit offers an exclusive opportunity for influential yogis to engage in insightful discussions and workshops centred around the art of yoga, personal growth, and the power of social media in sharing your message. Share your experiences, exchange ideas, and discover fresh perspectives from like-minded peers who understand the unique challenges and opportunities in your path. The summit also presents a chance to embark on a thrilling wildlife encounters led by expert guides, as you witness majestic creatures in their natural habitats. From lions and elephants to zebras and giraffes, this safari experience will create lasting memories and deepen your appreciation for the incredible world we inhabit. The Yoga Serengeti Summit is an exceptional opportunity to forge new friendships, establish collaborations, and extend your network within the yoga community. The exclusivity of this summit ensures that you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are passionate about yoga and its ability to create positive change. Join us for the Yoga Serengeti Summit, a transformative and enlightening experience that combines the beauty of yoga, the wonders of the Serengeti, and the power of connection. Seize this exclusive opportunity to expand your horizons, deepen your practice, and create lasting memories in the company of influential yogis who share your passion.
The exclusivity of this summit ensures that you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are passionate about yoga and its ability to create positive change. Embrace the serenity of the Serengeti, immerse yourself in a supportive community, and find inspiration in the shared pursuit of personal and collective growth.
The opportunity to engage in insightful discussions and workshops. Delve into meaningful conversations about the art of yoga, personal growth, and the power of social media in sharing your message. Exchange ideas, gain fresh perspectives, and connect with like-minded peers who understand the unique journey of an influential yogi. These interactive sessions will provide you with valuable insights, inspiration, and practical knowledge to further elevate your practice and expand your impact as a yoga influencer.
The summit is an exceptional opportunity to forge new friendships, establish collaborations, and extend your network within the yoga community and grow your shared audiences.
Going out of your comfort zone does not mean being uncomfortable. Zahi Journeys is all about exploring and having the adventure of a lifetime, but we also realize how important comfort is to rejuvenate and make the most of your trip. We have been on many group trips and we have yet to see one with this perfect blend of luxury and adventure.
Opportunity to personally explore the Serengeti as a potential location for your future yoga retreats. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes, breathe in the fresh air, and envision the possibilities of hosting a transformative yoga experience in this awe-inspiring setting. With its serene ambiance, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking vistas, the Serengeti offers a truly unique backdrop that can enhance the spiritual and transformative aspects of a yoga retreat. Gain firsthand experience and inspiration as you scout out the Serengeti's hidden gems, and let your imagination soar with the endless possibilities for creating unforgettable yoga retreats in this remarkable destination.
"No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” - George Schaller. The endless plains of the Serengeti are one of the last accessible wild places on earth. Exploring the birthplace of mankind is nothing less of a spiritual experience. It is certainly hard to come back unchanged.
Born and raised in Toronto, Alzahra now lives with her husband and 2 kids in Ottawa. She fell in love with Tanzania in 2015 when she visited with her then boyfriend. Cool fact about her? She is doing her PhD in population health. Her goal? To solve homelessness in Toronto
The photos of the experiences that you see on the website have been taken by Theresa, for BELLR safaris. Theresa hails from Calgary but you would never guess from her instagram page! She loves to travel. How far in advance do you need to let her know? Just enough time to grab her camera!
The group comes together to start our safari yoga journey in the foothills of the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). Our adventure begins in the wild Serengeti and continues through Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. We then head off to relax on the pristine shores of Zanzibar. Note that this schedule is for the safari portion of the trip and the yoga practice will be integrated seamlessly around these activities.
Day 1: August 28th
Overnight: Mt. Meru Game Lodge
The group trickles in from all over. A Zahi Journeys associate will welcome you at the airport and bring you to the hotel. Get to know the group over dinner. If you arrive early enough or the day before. There is the option to head to Mt. Kilimanjaro for a day trip.
Day 2: August 29th
Overnight: Narudi Luxury Tented Camp
Venue: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Seronera
After breakfast we make our way to the endless plains of the great Serengeti. This drive takes through the Ngorongoro conservation area so you will be able to view the Ngorongoro crater on the way. On this day behold sights unlike anything you have ever seen. En route to Narudi luxury camps in the Serengeti. There is more than a good chance you will come across all of Africa's big 5 animals
Day 3: August 30th
Overnight: Narudi Tented Camp
We spend the next few days exploring the endless plains of the Serengeti. On this day, witness one of the most spectacular sights with tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as they make their way over the Mara river, dodging predators.
Yes, the safari is nothing less than a spiritual experience but it is the evening here that is consistently rated one of the best parts of the trip: Bonding with your fellow travelers around a campfire, under open starry, night sky listening to the sounds of the Serengeti. There is no other feeling in the world that parallels this.
Day 4: August 31st
Overnight: Ndutu Safari Lodge
Wake up early in the morning for your balloon safari transfer (can be purchased in the extras section). Rise high onto the plains as the sun rises over the Serengeti.
Later in the morning join the rest of the group for a morning yoga session and a game drive en route to Ndutu Safari Lodge.
Day 5: September 1st
Overnight: The retreat At Ngorongoro
Venue: Ngorongoro Crater
On this day you will find out just why Ngorongoro crater is named one of the natural wonders of the world. We go up 600m and then descend into one of the most unique landscapes in the world. The crater is a very important refuge for a variety of wildlife. Most commonly seen are big bulls of elephants and vulnerable species of black rhinos. The crater is also home to big herds of wildebeest and zebras, Thomson and grant gazelles, hippopotamus, African cape buffalos, prides of lions, hyenas, golden and black-backed jackals, and close to 400 species of birds.
We stop for lunch at this beautiful spot by Madusi Hippo pool as you watch hippos play just meters away. Watch other animals wander by on the other side of the lake.
In the evening we make our way to "The Retreat At Ngorongoro".
Day 6: September 2nd
Overnight: Mt Meru Game lodge,Seasons Lodge (Zanzibar)
Venue: Lake Manyara National Park, Zanzibar (optional)
Lake Manyara national park is a serene destination and is well known for tree-top lions. Surrounded by towering trees and the majestic peaks of the Great Rift Valley, this beautiful national park is the perfect escape.
As you explore Lake Manyara, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding savanna and a chance to spot an array of exotic wildlife, including lions, elephants, flamingos, and more.
From here if you purchased the Zanzibar add-on, you say goodbye to the rest of the group as we take you to the airport for your transfer to the paradisiacal land of Zanzibar.
The rest of the group continues to enjoy the destination with towering trees and the majestic peaks of the Great Rift Valley, before making our way back to Arusha.
Day 7: September 3rd
On this day we visit the historical culture and architecturally important town of Zanzibar with centuries of rich history. It includes a visit to the former slave market site, that now stands as an Anglican church built in 1871. We then move to town market and visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), Old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (Cultural Center) and Maruhubi Palace Ruins via Living Stone House.
We then go on Zanzibar's famous Spice Tour. With your group you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation, or plots on the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits, and other interesting flora can be seen during spice tour and visit Kidichi bath built-in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (granddaughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia.
Day 8: September 4th
Wake up at your time and spend the whole day by the Ocean. There are a variety of activities for the whole group from swimming in the warm blue water or strolling down the sandy white beach or relaxing under the shade of coconut trees and watching the day go by. If you refuse to sit still, there is a ton to do here; from wind surfing to para sailing, jetskiing and so much more!
Day 9: September 5th
Over the course of the day our fellow travelers say some difficult goodbyes as they leave the group. We hear that you get tougher and goodbyes get easier as you get older. You will meet people that will leave an impression on you for a long time! Till we meet again... Kwaheri!
For those with flights in the evening or the next day, many of the group get together for activities of their favorite spots around Zanzibar, from lazing on the white sandy paradise of Nungwi to getting lost in the narrow streets of Zanzibar.
Local Flight - Serengeti to Zanzibar
Flight to Tanzania
Relax in Zanzibar after the safari of a lifetime
Get your own room for your own space and have a little more privacy
Incredible views of the Serengeti from above
Climb to the first camp. Purchase this only if you plan on arriving prior to day 1. This is a great way to spend the day as the rest of the group trickles in...
Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, the Mount Meru Game Lodge is nestled between the Usa river and the sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to water buffalo, birds, and monkeys, including the elusive Colobus monkey.
The lodge & sanctuary date back to 1959, when Dr. Von Nagy bought the property as a family home. The main building dates back to the 1930's and was originally the farm manager's house, when most of the area on the southern slopes of Mount Meru were coffee plantations. The lodge is one of the oldest lodges in northern Tanzania. Great effort has been made to keep the lodge as original as possible while at the same time offering modern day comforts.
Narudi Tented Camp welcomes you with big 360° view tents. These tents are designed to perfectly fit every guest's needs. Whether it is the living area with the most relaxing chairs you ever experienced, the veranda with a rooftop providing shade while you enjoy your cup of coffee, or simply the bedroom, with beds keeping you warm and comfy overnight – no wishes are left unfulfilled after you've been through the Narudi experience.
Ndutu Safari Lodge is the oldest Lodge in Tanzania and is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the southern Serengeti ecosystem. The Lodge nestles unobtrusively under a canopy of giant acacias looking towards a soda lake, Lake Ndutu.
It is a traditional and authentic safari lodge. Steeped in history and famous for our homely warmth and generous hospitality, Ndutu offers peace, tranquillity and exceptional wildlife viewing throughout the year.
The Retreat at Ngorongoro is a meticulously themed lodge, set within 30 acres of land, with clear emphasis on nature and bird life in the area. As you walk around the lodge, you will be amazed at how nature has been integrated into this development.
Seasons Lodge is a family built and run boutique hotel situated in Pongwe, along the northeast coast of Zanzibar. At Seasons, guests are provided with a place to experience the colorful and raw beauty of Zanzibar, while leaving a low carbon footprint. Under the ethos of responsible tourism, Seasons is solely built with sustainable local material and excellent local craftsmanship.
The price includes most meals (see schedule for details, all accommodation, all transportation and park fees. This covers everything except for your flight and visa (approx. $50 USD).
International flights are NOT included in the price. You book your flights to Kilimanjaro Airport for August 3rd and out of Zanzibar on August 14th. If you find flights to other airports close by, our local partners can help you coordinate travel to Arusha to meet the group.
If the Zanzibar add-on is purchased, then the local flights will be included in the price
With most things included you should not need much cash. For souvenirs, drinks and tips for local guides you will need no more than $500 - $700 USD
The yellow fever vaccine is mandatory for travel to Tanzania! Please consult with your family doctor or a tropical medicine clinic at least a month before your trip.
Yellow fever vaccine should be obtained from a tropical medicine clinic. You will also need a visa which can be obtained upon arrival for $50 USD. Of course don't forget your passport! Once you book we will share a detailed package of everything you should bring on the trip!
Yes we cater to all dietary preferences including but not limited to Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, Halal, gluten-free and all allergies.
We believe that there is nothing more pleasant than resting in luxury after a tiring day to recharge for the adventure the next day. All accommodation is in high end hotels. Single rooms are provided accept for the Serengeti where rooms may be shared with one other person. Please see accommodation section for more details
You may pay the full amount upfront OR pay in three equal- monthly installments. Full amount to be paid 90 months before trip.
You may cancel up to 90 days before the trip for a full refund (less transaction charges).
The base trip starts and ends in Arusha. The closest airport to here is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). If you purchase the Zanzibar add-on, we recommend purchasing flight into Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and out of Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Other nearby airports to consider flying into would be Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). You can also try flying out of Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). We will help co-ordinate local travel to/from these destinations
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