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T A N Z A N I A   Yoga Holiday 

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

15th – 21st June , 2024 
6 nights/7days

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The itinerary has been carefully crafted to give you the best possible experience. It  will allow time for yoga and meditation daily (twice a day), exploration of nature, several safari rides, interaction with Maasai Mara people, hot air ballon experience (if you wish), and so much more, all the while staying in beautiful and stylish accommodation situated in the heart of wilderness.

DAY 1: June 15thARRIVE ARUSHA/LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and proceed through immigration and baggage collection. Met by representative and transferred to Lake Manyara National. Check in to your lodge. Lunch will be served at the lodge. Relax , late afternoon head out for a game drive. On return enjoy a yoga session with Danica. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge 

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: June 16th

LAKE MANYARA/SERENGETI GAME RESERVE

Sunrise Yoga followed by breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast depart and drive to Serengeti Game Reserve. Check in to the lodge followed by lunch . In the afternoon head out for a game drive on your return enjoy an evening session of Yoga at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.


Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: June 17th

SERENGETI GAME RESERVE

Enjoy an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Mid-morning Yoga Session followed by lunch. Late afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: June 18th SERENGETI/NGORONGORO CONSERVANCY

Sunrise Yoga followed by breakfast at the lodge. This morning depart and drive to Ngorongoro. Arrive in time for lunch. Sunset yoga over the conservancy. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: June 19th

NGORONGORO CONSERVANCY/ARUSHA

Sunrise yoga and meditation followed by an early breakfast at the lodge. Depart with a picnic lunch box and drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Descend to the Crater Floor for a full day game drive. The crater has an abundance
of wildlife from the Big Five to over 400 species of birds. Late afternoon ascend from the Crater. Visit a local Masai Village.

Drive to Arusha . Check in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Overnight: Arusha Serena Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: June 21st

ARUSHA/DEPART

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to check in for your onward flight
back home.


Meals: Breakfast

Day 06: June 20th

ARUSHA/MOSHI/ARUSHA

Today you will start at 06:00-07:00am from Arusha and drive to Londrossi (West Kilimanjaro) through the West Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve where you will experience the forest zone, birdlife and potentially encounter the Blue monkey or Colobus monkeys. You continue into Kilimanjaro National Park through the Londrossi gate and onto the 4x4 access road into the heather and moorland zone to the ‘Morrum Barrier’ where you start your hike (low to medium fitness). Today’s hike is around 3-4 hours (you can hike more time / pace / strength permitting) on the Shira Plateau between two of the three volcanic cones of the Kilimanjaro Massif (Shira and
Kibo). You will enjoy magnificent views of volcanoes, hills, valleys, Engare Nairobi stream, Shira Cathedral, Shira ridge and plenty of flora and fauna along the way. You will stop at the Shira One camp for your lunch. In the
afternoon you head back down to the Morrum barrier to rejoin your driver and drive back to Arusha.

Overnight: Arusha Serena Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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The rates are as per the itinerary above:

 Accommodation for 6 nights
 All meals as indicated.
 Cost of all transfers in 4x4 Land Cruiser
 Game-drives conducted in a 4x4 Land Cruiser
 Cost of all park entrance fees as per itinerary
 Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide
 Bottled water in the safari vehicle
 Full day Ngorongoro Crater Tour
 Masai Village in Ngorongoro
 Day Hike on Mount Kilimanjaro
 Picnic Lunch Box in Ngorongoro & Mount Kilimanjaro
 Mountain Guides
 Flying Doctors Evacuation Services


The rates do not include:

 Expenses of a personal nature e.g. tips, porterage, laundry, drinks during meals
 Any extras incurred at the hotel/camp
 Visa fees
 Any international or domestic airfare unless specified above
 Travel Insurance

Retreat Costs

Sharing per person on Double/Twin Occupancy

USD 3090/-

Supplement for Single Occupancy

USD 800/-

You can reserve your spot by paying the

AED 1000 deposit (non-refundable). Please get in touch for bank details. 

 

Update: We have added a few more rooms and as soon as they are booked out the retreat will be waitlisted. Don't wait if you feel a pull to come! 

An idea to consider: Feel free to bring along a friend or a family member. If they are not yogis, that is okay. They can participate as little or as much as they want to. 

Recommended Flights if traveling from Dubai:


Kenyan Airways - This is current schedule. Exact schedule for next summer the airline will release after summer.


15th June , 2024: Dubai – Kilimanjaro 00.55 – 09.15


21st June , 2024: Kilimanjaro – Dubai 10.05 – 23.25

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A GLIMPSE OF PRAISE 

 

"Danica is a wonderful and wise soul. Beyond being an amazing yoga teacher she is such a loving, caring and compassionate being.

I had the pleasure to experience her Yoga and Meditation retreat in Zanzibar. In this beautiful and totally natural surrounding we went on a journey into our inner selves. Starting each day with a sunrise meditation at the beach followed by an extraordinary yoga class, we explored the island together. From a cultural tour in Stone Town, swimming with the dolphins to a meditation in a shelter in the mangroves, it was such a blissful time with lovely people. Danica was preparing our yoga and inner self work sessions in the Yoga Shala always with all of her heart. Whether strong vinyasa flow or Yin Yoga, she always knew exactly what we needed. All of her Yoga classes are so complete and beautiful - sharing her thoughts and beloved quotes in the end.

This retreat was not just an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai into this graceful place in Zanzibar, it was also a journey into the depths of our soul. Furthermore it created a wonderful community out of the individuals we have been in the beginning - held together by Danica. Thank you for all the wisdom, good energy and dedication your shared with us. You really live Yoga as an art.

Thank you for always being there for me and taking care of everyone of us."

 

Jenny Traesch, Germany ( Zanzibar Retreat)

 

"A big Thank you  for putting together such an incredible trip. It really was an experience of a life time and it opened ed up my heart and mind in so many ways.  I had no idea i needed to do trip like this for myself! Yo brought together such a nice group and i I am really glad I met each and every single person. Thank you for being an amazing teacher and i learn a lot every time i attend a class."

Layla Gama, Dubai ( Uganda Retreat)

 

“ It has been short but a very impressive and an unforgettable journey : my 3 day Yoga retreat with Danica.

Her professionalism, her humble nature, combined with her amazing teaching skills made this retreat truly an unforgettable one.

Also the Yogis who joined the retreat were well chosen and were nearly all were on the same level.

Danica, very carefully picked up a super venue for this retreat ( Jebel Ali Resort, Dubai ) and outdoor facilities added a great value to our practices.I would recommend Danica’s retreats to all Yogis who would like to enjoy perfect Yoga practices in beautiful surroundings. "

 

Lale Ansingh Veral ( Dubai Retreat) 

"I don't know if I'll be able to put into words how much the last week has meant to me, and in large part, because of the role you played during the trip, but I'll try...! 

Your warmth, sincerity, integrity, kindness, caring nature, inclination to push us to be our best on the mats and in our minds - I have never met anyone like you before! I was inspired being around you and am so incredibly grateful to have been able to learn from and practice with you this past week. You have motivated me to have a completely refreshed outlook on life - I am inspired by witnessing how the principles you taught us this week on the mat translate into the life you live and how graciously, lovingly, and openly you treat everyone around you. 

 

I don't think it was a coincidence that Instagram's algorithm brought me to your retreat and will be forever grateful that it did - it was truly, truly an honor to have met and spent time with you as a person and a yogi. I really want to come on another retreat with you in the future. You are a gem of a human, and as a yoga teacher I couldn't have asked for anyone better to teach and lead me into new depths on the mat. Thank you for pushing me, teaching me, inspiring me, and welcoming me with open arms. I only wish I had the opportunity to take yoga with you regularly, but it will make future reunions in retreats or a visit to Dubai that much more special! :) 

 

Now having gushed over how wonderful YOU are, my feedback about the trip: it was just so well- and thoughtfully- organized. As someone who has never been to Kenya or Africa before, I left feeling as though I experienced as much of the country and culture as I could have in one week's time. It was so cool to see three different places - transferring such a large group around to different spots is no easy feat and you and Sophia took all the work out of that for us. The food we ate was delicious and plentiful, and man that surprise sunset event - WOW! What a memorable and INCREDIBLE end to that fantastic day!! I will never forget it. I loved that you brought in people from the Masai Mara to share some of their song and dance with us too. The properties we stayed at were SO neat and unique. I felt safe and comfortable the whole time. I thought the schedule was a good balance of activity and downtime. The yoga classes were challenging and you and Omar took the time and care to help adjust and ensure we were doing poses correctly, challenging us to level up each time. I loved the readings and poems you shared - they did move me to tears a few times. 

 

Thank you again for giving me one of the most special experiences of my life this past week. I look forward to staying in touch and hopefully to seeing you again in the future!

Katie Kokkinos, Maine USA

Kenya Retreat 

 

" Danica's Yoga Retreat was held in the beautiful, tropical beach resort of Jebel Ali Resort with lush vegetation and roaming peacocks. Danica took care of every detail to make the retreat special, from freshly made vegetable juices and gifts in the rooms, to carefully chosen menus with vegan options (all meals were included) and infused water on the beach. The schedule was perfect, challenging but with enough time during the day to relax and recuperate. We started with a beautiful sunrise meditation and pranayama, followed by a 2 hour energetic vinyasa yoga. A delicious breakfast followed and then free time for the beach or the many activities the resort has to offer. In the late afternoon, we had another pranayama and talk session followed by a slower yoga class full of deep stretches. The classes were a perfect mix of movement, stretching, and balance, with options for deeper more advanced asanas. 

The whole weekend was blissful and just went by too quickly! "

 

Ivana Okereke, Dubai Retreat

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