Nature, culture and yoga

Reconnect with nature and yourself!

Wake up to only the sounds of nature around you… A gift just for yourself, with daily yoga sessions from your own instructor. But also safaris, Maasai visits and delicious food in good company.

November is a good month to recharge before winter sets in. A wonderful month to be in Northern Tanzania and enjoy nature, culture, animals and the sun. The short rains this month not only provide some cooling, but also beautiful skies, young greenery and lots of flowers. The yoga is given for both beginners and advanced students.

  • Travel schedule Click to view
  • Arusha Day 1 - 3
  • Arusha National Park Day 3
  • Tarangire Day 4 - 5
  • Cultural Heritage Day 5
  • Maasai Day 6 - 8
  • Ngare Nanyuki Day 7
  • Arusha - back home Day 8 - 9

Travel schedule

Always dreamed to go to Tanzania, experience the (Maasai) culture and immerse yourself in the rhythm of this natural world?

In collaboration with yoga school Spirit of Yoga, we organize a fully catered yoga retreat in the north of Tanzania in the first week of November (03 – 11 November 2023). You enjoy yoga (vinyasa and yin), meditation, nature, relaxing massages (option) and healthy snacks and drinks.

You are a guest of the Maasai and go on safari in Tarangire and the beautiful Arusha National Park.


You will depart from Schiphol on 03 November 2023 and arrive in Arusha in the course of the evening. Here you will be met by our colleague, who will take you to your accommodation on the outskirts of Arusha.

This beautiful and cosy farmhouse from 1905 was built in colonial style and is located in the beautiful forests on the slope of Mount Meru, where you will completely relax.

The next day you start with your first (vinyasa) yoga class. After a joint breakfast you can use all the facilities of the lodge, such as the wellness and the swimming pool. Whether you go boating on the pond of the lodge or (optional) take a cycling, horseback riding or hiking trip in the area.

A little later in the day there will be another (yin) yoga session.

Arusha National Park

Today, after yoga and your healthy breakfast, you will leave for a day trip to Arusha National Park. Here you make a jeep safari in search of the wild animals in this park. After the picnic lunch you go by canoe in search of the wildlife in and around Lake Momella. You are sure to see giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, hippos, monkeys and countless birds today.

The day ends with another wonderful relaxing yin yoga session.


Today the day starts early with an early bird yoga session, after which the guide from Explore Tanzania will pick you up. The next two days are all about safari.

You drive west through the Maasai Steppe to Tarangire National Park. This park is known for the gigantic baobab trees and large groups of elephants.

You spend the night in a picturesque place, in the middle of nature and among the animals. From a private veranda, with spectacular views over the Tarangire River and the drinking elephants and zebras.

In the evening there is no yoga, but you share the experiences of the day with a delicious drink by the campfire, under the stars.

Cultural Heritage

After breakfast, you will depart for a morning game drive in this beautiful and rugged park, to meet the resident elephants, lions and baobab trees.

After this you drive to your next lodge, in the middle of untouched nature. Here you are a guest of the friendly Maasai and spend the night in a cozy authentic boma. An inspiring introduction to this fascinating and colorful culture.

On the way we stop at the Arusha Cultural Heritage Center, a large shop annex art gallery. The place where the past and present of Tanzania’s more than 120 peoples can be viewed in a single place. A true treasure chest of African art.


Every morning you will be woken up here with a delicious cup of hot coffee or tea, so that you can enjoy the rising sun over Kilimanjaro and the sounds from the bush. It doesn’t come closer to nature.

After a joint breakfast you can use all the facilities of the lodge, such as the wellness and the swimming pool.

After the morning and afternoon yoga sessions on the yoga platform, with a view of the magnificent Kilimanjaro, there are many opportunities to get to know the Maasai better. For example through their stories at the campfire and traditional dances. But also a walk with a traditional healer in search of healing herbs or a bike ride (optional) in the area are possible.

Ngare Nanyuki

Today it is possible to visit the school and hospital in the neighboring Maasai village of Ngare Nanyuki.

You can also participate in a workshop ‘jewelery making’ or simply relax in the sun, by the swimming pool with a view over the wide Maasai steppes.

Whatever you do, it’s fun here. An enrichment!

Arusha - back home

Today you will enjoy the last yoga class with phenomenal views of Kilimanjaro.

You can spend the morning according to your wishes at this authentic lodge where you can enjoy the beautiful location, the great views, wellness (option) and the swimming pool.

In the afternoon you will be taken to the airport near Arusha – the Kilimanjaro Airport – for the flight back home where you will arrive the next morning.

But instead you can of course also extend this great yoga & safari week with, for example, a climb of the Kilimanjaro, a safari in one or more other parks in Tanzania or a beach holiday on one of the beautiful tropical islands of Tanzania or its Indian Ocean coast.

Trip details

This yoga & safari week with Explore Tanzania is a group trip, and was created in collaboration with yoga school Spirit of Yoga.
All the activities mentioned are offered for the whole group, but you are of course free to skip one or more parts if that suits you better.

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  • 2 times a day Yoga (Vinyasa and Yin)
  • Own experienced yoga instructor
  • Jeep Safari Arusha National Park
  • Canoe Safari Lake Momella
  • Jeep Safari Tarangire National Park
  • Campfire Stories
  • Traditional dance
  • Walk with Maasai healer


  • Bicycle tour
  • Swimming
  • Horse riding
  • Vegetarian, vegan and/or detox
  • Massages
  • Visit Maasai village


This yoga trip departs from Schiphol on Friday 03 November 2023 (morning) and ends on Saturday 11 November 2023 (morning).

The trip will take place with a minimum of 5 participants. A maximum of 11 participants can participate. So sign up quickly because full=full.

Price indication

The price for participating in this group tour is:
€ 2590 p.p. based on a shared room (with 5 participants)
€ 2350 p.p. based on a shared room (with 11 participants)

The surcharge for a private room is: € 375 p.p.


  • All transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • 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 (such as jeep safaris, canoe safari)
  • Kick-off meeting mid-October


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

Yoga & meditation

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 Yang by nature – firm, active and muscle-oriented. Because everything in life consists of the right balance, we combine Vinyasa with Yin.

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

We use breathing exercises to land, connect with our feelings, expand the mind and relax the nervous system. You are then 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.


Yoga instructor Bianca has a lot of experience and is very passionate about her profession. She likes to talk 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, followed by several more courses. I teach vinyasa flow, hatha and yin yoga, but I mainly tune in to what my students need. I have had my own studio in Apeldoorn for 13 years now. I am also a qualified masseuse and specialized in connective tissue massage and cupping!
I incorporate breathing exercises, meditation, yoga nidra and philosophy into my classes!
For me, yoga is a lifestyle!
My wish is to reach as many people as possible with this way of life, to get so much more out of our existence.”


Give yourself this fully catered and relaxing yoga & safari week,
and enjoy nature, the animals, the Maasai,
the healthy food and the yoga.

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Yoga group tour

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

Do you grant yourself this yoga & safari week?

Contact us immediately!

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