Healing Expeditions - Tanzania
Your stay: Luxury Chaka Camps. This tented-camp offers an authentic and intimate bush experience in the middle of the Serengeti wilderness. Complete with a full-sized bed with cotton sheets and duvet, a warm-water shower, and sumptuous meals, this is the “true Africa” experience, the one you have been dreaming about.
You will have the unique opportunity to be guided by Lekoko Ole Sululu, Maasai traditional healer. Lekoko also collaborated with Tanya Pergola writing a book on Maasai ancient wisdom. Sululu and Tanya have been leading safaris together for 15 years, in Tanzania. A powerful team!
The daily meditation and yoga we practice in absolutely gorgeous settings is for all levels of experience. You will be introduced to Maasai Yoga & Meditation that takes its cues from the land & wildlife inhabited by the Maasai. You learn how to “talk to your own nature”.
Here is your ITINERARY!
Day 1-3: Maasailand
Welcome to Tanzania! Karibu Tanzania!
You are warmly greeted at Kilimanjaro International Airport and driven into the bush towards Maasai Lodge – Africa Amini, nestled in-between Mt Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft.) and Mt. Meru (14,997 ft). This is where you immerse yourself for the first three days in Tanzania, a special place where you immediately come to rest and reflect. In the middle of the wilderness of the Maasai steppe, you will stay in the comforts of a traditional bungalow, complete with all the modern-day essentials.
We will spend our days practicing yoga and meditation in the most peaceful and stunning of settings; nature walks with Maasai guides and learning about the traditions and stories from the people of this land.
This is the best place to get to know the rituals and practices of the Maasai people, traditions that have kept them strong, beautiful and proud for centuries. There is a pool over-looking the savannah and a sauna and massage room. Meals are made with love, combining indigenous foods with modern recipes. Most dietary sensitivities can be catered for on the Healing Safari.
From your bed, you may see the sunrise over Mt. Kilimanjaro in the morning, and late afternoon walks upon the earth allow you to feel the pulse of this land. The primordial African bush is one of the most profound ways to re-connect with nature in its purest form. A place where your mind, body and spirit find grounding, and you can truly relax.
Day 4-6: The Serengeti Ecosystem and the Great Migration
You are transferred to the West Kilimanjaro airstrip for your flight into the Serengeti. Here you stay at the stunning Chaka Camp, a luxury tented-camp offering an authentic and intimate bush experience in the middle of the Serengeti wilderness. Complete with a full-sized bed with cotton sheets and duvet, a warm-water shower, and sumptuous meals, this is the “true Africa” experience, the one you have been dreaming about.
In the Serengeti, you have a chance to see elephants, lions, cheetahs and leopards and truly immerse yourself into primordial natural rhythms.
*In March is the calving season, within a two week period, over half a million wildebeest are born with as many as 8000 wildebeest being born at the same day!
*In late November, after the short rains, the wildebeest head down from Kenya and back into the rejuvenated Serengeti.
This Great Migration is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events – every year over a million wildebeest and zebra and antelope migrate across rivers and plains. Being immersed inside of this mass movement stirs your heart and liberates your soul.
During your stay, you experience yoga and meditation sessions overlooking the savannah, the healing power of storytelling around the campfire, African-style. Dr. Tanya Pergola teaches about understanding your mind-body constitution and the dynamics of your relationships within your extended family and your ‘tribe’, while Ole Sululu illuminates the parallels between what you see on the game drives and our human society, the sacred masculine and the sacred feminine from an indigenous African perspective.
day 7-10: Highland Forest and Ngorongoro Conservation
You depart the Serengeti ecosystem by road and travel towards the Ngorongoro Crater. The views along the way are simply spectacular as you gaze out at the changing landscape, from the plains of the savannah to the rugged highlands. You are travelling the Rift Valley of East Africa, a place where the remains of some of our earliest ancestors are found.
For the final days of the Healing Safari, you stay at a blissful farm retreat, a place that truly brings a sense of well-being and tranquility. Your beautiful cottage may overlook exquisite gardens teaming with flowers, vegetables and herbs. We spend our days on peaceful walks with breath-taking scenery, viewing wildlife and practicing yoga and meditation in this naturally healing environment. There are massages available and you have an opportunity to meet with a laiboni, a traditional spiritual healer in Maasai culture.
We descend into Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera, a magical place, teeming with wildlife. After a day of wildlife viewing, we gather around the fire for happy hour, sharing stories with the farm community before a delicious meal and time for reflection, journaling and dreamtime.
Our final meal together will be a celebration and closing ritual that honors our beautiful experience of the wildlife, land, people and culture that have helped heal you in the most gentle and profound ways.
A wonderful aspect of being on an African safari is that you have ample time to be with ‘me, myself, and I”. In the yoga and meditation sessions and on the game drives, are all moments when it is just you, in nature, and you can experience truly priceless ‘me time’.
Being immersed inside the massive wildebeest and zebra migration, where you literally feel the earth vibrate......here you are on an emotional exploration of your own heart & soul and the world around you.
Do you feel like you have failed in some of your relationships? Are you hard on yourself? Are you anxious about the well-being of your children in this day and age? By getting out of your own personal stories and having the opportunity to be with the beautiful Maasai people, you will learn powerful and healthier ways to see these hurtful stories so you can transform them with love.
- November 20-29, 2020
please note: Alternative dates upon request
- 9 nights accommodation at eco-luxury lodges and camps
- All delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners made with local ingredients
- In-country road transport in safari vehicles, including all airport transfers
- Entrance fees and concession fees for all national parks and wildlife viewing areas
- In-country flight from West Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti
- Expert driver guides, camp staff and security
- All group Yoga & Meditation sessions
- A full-body massage
- Teachings on traditional Maasai practices for health and wellness by award-winning author Dr. Tanya Pergola and Maasai elder Lekoko Ole Sululu
- Flying Doctors Air Ambulance Service for medical emergencies in remote areas
- Donations of supplies for local school
What’s NOT Included
- Long-haul flights from home country into Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Additional spa services
- Personal phone calls, laundry, some alcohol, souvenir shopping
- Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
- Visa for Tanzania
Healing Safari- 9 nights
starting € 7650,- per person (this retreat is TOTALLY inclusive)
*Cost per person based on sharing double room.
Single supplement added for those wanting own room.
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