Relaxing yoga trip to Zanzibar

Relax yourself in a beautiful place in tropical Zanzibar, how great is that?!

This is a week of daily yoga sessions from your own instructor.
But also with a massage option and delicious food in good company.
The outdoor yoga deck has beautiful views over the Indian Ocean.

February is a wonderful month to be in Zanzibar and enjoy the sun, the beach and the sea. The perfect time to fully recharge after all the hustle and bustle of the dark months before. You will head into spring of 2024 full of new energy.
The yoga is taught for both beginners and advanced.

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  • Zanzibar Day 1- 7
  • Stone Town Day 3
  • Spice tour Day 5
  • Snorkel trip Day 7
  • Zanzibar - Amsterdam Day 8 - 9

Travel schedule

Treat yourself to this yoga trip to tropical Zanzibar. In cooperation with yoga school Spirit of Yoga, we are again organizing a fully catered yoga retreat in the first week of February 2024 (01-09 February). You enjoy yoga (vinyasa and yin), meditation, relaxing massages (option) and healthy food and drinks. But of course you also visit the highlights of Zanzibar with us: a spice tour, Stone Town and a snorkel trip.

Zanzibar

You will depart from Schiphol on 01 February 2024 and arrive at Zanzibar in the course of the evening. Here you will be met by our colleague, who will take you to your accommodation on the southwest coast of Zanzibar. An atmospheric African paradise with houses in ecological style.

At this place on the azure blue Indian Ocean you can immediately relax completely. The next day you start with your first (vinyasa) yoga class. After a joint breakfast you can use all the facilities of the resort, such as the spa and the infinity pool. But you can also swim, snorkel, relax in the hammock or take a walk through the (fishing) village next to the resort … take a look. A little later in the day there will be another (yin) yoga session.

Stone Town

Today, after yoga and breakfast, you will leave for the historic town of Stone Town, where you will be met by a guide who will show you everyday life in Stone Town, and inform you about its history and architecture.

The tour in Stone Town starts with a coffee at Jaws Corner on the barazas (benches attached to the building) surrounded by men playing bao (traditional board game). At Darajani Market, you can see what’s really going on, behind the scenes. Not far from Darajani is the Malindi dhow port, where most goods, potatoes, tomatoes and rice, for example, enter the island via dhows from the mainland.

After lunch there is every opportunity to walk back to that nice cafe or shop that you had just seen …

Spice tour

After yoga and breakfast you will leave together for the authentic spice farm of the Abeids family.

The spice tour teaches you about tropical fruits, spices and rare plant species. Depending on the season, we will see and taste vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemongrass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, tamarind, chili, oregano and many others. You will hear all about the properties and origin of each spice, and their use as medicine or in food and drink. Make sure to smell and taste everything!

Before driving back, enjoy a farm lunch, cooked by the women in the family using products from their farm.

Snorkel trip

After the yoga you will be picked up and taken to a beautiful snorkeling spot near Mnemba Island.

Mnemba Island is a protected natural area with a huge oval reef system, 7×4 km in size, located about 2 km off the northeastern coast of Zanzibar Island. The reefs around the island are colorful and you can see lionfish, moray eels, stingrays and turtles swimming in the shallows. With a bit of luck you will swim surrounded by dolphins. We have lunch in a lodge on the beach.

We conclude this last evening at the resort with a ceremony under the stars, around the campfire on the beach on the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar - Amsterdam

Today is the last yoga class with a view of the azure blue Indian Ocean.

You can spend this morning completely according to your wishes at this wonderful accommodation where you can enjoy the beautiful location, the sea and the swimming pool.

In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport near Stone Town – the Abeid Amani Karumi Airport – for the flight back to Amsterdam where you will arrive the next morning.

Details of the journey

This yoga retreat with Explore Tanzania is a group tour, again in cooperation with yoga school Spirit of Yoga.
All activities mentioned are offered for the entire group, but you are of course free to skip one or more parts if that suits you better.

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Highlights

  • 2 times a day Yoga (Vinyasa and Yin)
  • Own experienced yoga instructor
  • Beach ceremony at the campfire
  • City tour and lunch Stone Town (World Heritage Site)
  • Spice tour with lunch
  • Snorkeling trip

Options:

  • Beach Walk
  • Swimming, diving, fishing, sailing
  • Vegetarian, vegan and/or detox
  • Massages

Date

This yoga trip departs from Schiphol on Thursday 01 February 2024 (morning) and ends on Friday 09 February 2024 (morning).

The trip will take place with a minimum of 8 participants. A maximum of 12 participants can participate. So sign up quickly because full=full.

Price indication

The price for participating in this group tour is:
€ 1285 p.p. based on a shared room

The surcharge for a private room is: € 250 p.p.

Inclusive

  • All transfers
  • Welcome smoothie
  • 7x overnight stay
  • Use of all facilities of the accommodation
  • Free water, coffee and tea
  • 7x breakfast and 6x dinner (whether or not vegetarian or vegan)
  • 2x a day yoga (vinyasa and yin) with Spirit of Yoga
  • Mentioned excursions (Stone Town, Spice and Snorkeling Trip)
  • Kick-off meeting early January

Exclusive

  • International flight
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Personal yoga equipment
  • Massages
  • Optional Activities
  • Contribution Calamity Fund (€2.50) and SGR (€5.00)

Yoga & meditation

Yoga
An alternation of Vinyasa yoga, 1x daily, and Yin yoga, 1x daily.

Vinyasa yoga is an active yoga form with breath-synchronized movements. Vinyasa is naturally Yang – firm, active and muscle-oriented. Because everything in life consists of the right balance, we combine Vinyasa with Yin.

Yin yoga is a gentle, slow, meditative form of yoga, in which the connective tissue is touched. It is the receptive and more energetic side of yoga.

Meditation
We use breathing exercises to land, connect with our feelings, expand the mind and relax the nervous system. Then you are invited to deepen this state of ‘presence’ in the meditation that follows. A great opportunity to go deeper into yourself and to be present without judgment with what presents itself.

Bianca

Yoga instructor Bianca has a lot of experience and is very passionate in her profession. She likes to tell briefly about her passion.

Bianca Visser
“After my first yoga experience I immediately thought “I want to know more about this!”
It felt so good for my body and mind after the first lesson. It felt magical to me.
Then I started my first training in 2007, after which several more courses followed. I teach vinyasa flow, hatha and yin yoga, but mainly adjust what my students need. I have had my own studio in Apeldoorn for 13 years now. I am also a certified masseuse and have specialized in connective tissue massage and cupping!
I incorporate breathing exercises, meditation, yoga nidra and philosophy in my classes!
For me yoga is a lifestyle!
My wish is to reach as many people as possible with this way of living, to get so much more out of our existence.”

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Treat yourself to this fully arranged and relaxing yoga week,
and enjoy the island, the sun, the beach, the sea,
healthy food and yoga.

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Yoga group tour

This yoga retreat is a group trip by Explore Tanzania in collaboration with yoga school Spirit of Yoga.
Sign up quickly because full = full.

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