Kilemakyaro

Address: P.O. Box 6611, Moshi - Tanzania    Reservation Line: +255 732 973472 OR +255 763 777400 OR +255 754 264 845

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7 DAY KILIMANYARO YOGA RETREAT

About the Yoga Retreat

Indulge your senses in the vibrant colours and mystical atmosphere of Mt. Kilimanjaro, known as the Mountain of Light. As the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is overseer of the continent, the summit of Africa and is sure to inspire you to take your yoga practice to the next level. On the slopes lies Kilemakyaro Mountain Lodge where you will have a chance to experience tranquillity and serenity through yoga and meditation twice a day, in the morning and evening. In between yoga sessions we will be exploring the local wildlife, culture, and nature with 4 day-trip excursions. Surrounded by heavy forests, Kilemakyaro Mountain Lodge is a local and family run property nestled in a coffee plantation with its own fruit and vegetable gardens which supply the kitchen for daily meals with both vegetarian menu and meat/fish dishes. After dinner relax and share stories around an evening bon-fire.

Yoga Style: Vinyasa Flow & Dynamic Hatha

Taught by Heather Cruise, a Yoga Alliance Certified instructor, she teaches a dynamic form of yoga benefiting those seeking strength, flexibility, a clear mind, and an energy boost. Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic flow of yoga which uses a system of breath synchronized with movement (Vinyasa) and a range of postures linked together in a continuous flow to build an intense and challenging yoga series. By engage the energy locks (bandhas) and the eye gazing points (dristis) the mind can relax so one can focus the mind in a meditative way during the practice.

Yoga Schedule:

Morning Yoga 8:00 – 9:30 am

Sunset Yoga 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Kilimanjaro Yoga Retreat Dates:

The Yoga Retreats are available on the last week of each month throughout the year. Yoga groups are small which allows for personal attention and adjustments.

Yoga Level:

The yoga retreat is suitable for all levels from beginners to intermediate and advanced.

Day 1: ARRIVE INTO TANZANIA

Depending on your airlines and arrival time, we will meet you at Kilimanjaro International airport and transfer to Kilemakyaro Mountain Lodge. This is a stunning family run property at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, offering breath taking view of the Kilimanjaro from each room with a tranquil environment

Day 2: INTRODUCTIONS & RELAXATION

Begin the day with a 1-hour Yoga session in the morning from around 8.00 to 9.30 am, then head for breakfast prepared from local fresh produce and dairy. During the day relax by the pool, get a massage, hike along the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, or explore the local culture and town of Moshi and surrounding areas. Lunch will be at Kilemakyaro and at 5-6 pm sunset Yoga session. Evening dinner with group bonfire.

DAY 3: Village visit and hike to Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee & Bananana Plantation Tour

Begin the day with a 1-hour Yoga session in the morning from around 8.00 to 9.30 am, then head for breakfast prepared from local fresh produce and dairy. Your guides will collect you around 11:00 from Kilemakyaro Mountain lodge and head out for a walking tour of the surrounding Coffee and Banana Plantations where you will learn about the local Chagga tribe and culture and visit a local village while passing on your way to Materuni waterfalls. The waterfalls are at 150 meters, with a temp of 10C, we will have a picnic lunch while you can enjoy swimming or meditation around the pools. In late afternoon return to the lodge for 5-6 pm sunset Yoga session. Evening dinner with bonfire.

DAY 4: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK & MOMELLA LAKE

Wake up and refresh with a morning Yoga session and breakfast. After breakfast your guide will export you to Arusha National Park here you will enjoy a morning walking safari escorted by a National Armed Ranger and hike along beside animals like giraffes, buffaloes and many other antelopes. Lunch at the shore of Momela Lake, which is in the middle of the National Park, overlooking hippos and flamingos. After lunch you will enjoy a full game drive in the park, afterwards you drive back to lodge for evening yoga, dinner, and bonfire.

DAY 5: CHAGGA CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR

Our day starts with an early Yoga session and fresh breakfast. After breakfast your guide will meet you to take you for a cultural tour where you will learn more about the indigenous Chagga people. You will have a chance to taste mbege, also known as banana beer, a traditional brew of the Chagga People. This alcoholic drink is made from ripe fermented bananas. You will be shown how the brewing process works and for the brave hearted given a cup to taste. You will also visit a traditional Chagga house, a very efficient cone-shaped structure with one door and no windows, the roof thatched with dried grass or banana leaves. Also, learn about the historical tribal wars between the Chagga and Maasai by visiting 200 year old tunnels and caves dug by the Chagga people as hide outs for people and their livestock who would live underground for months. In late afternoon return to Lodge for evening yoga, dinner, and bonfire.

DAY 6: HIKE TO LAKE CHALA CULDERA

After a morning yoga session and breakfast head to Lake Chala, a crater lake inside a culdera. Spend the day inside a dramatic volcanic backdrop, a perfect place to unwind and absorb the serenity and tranquillity of this romantic piece of Africa. Picnic at the Lake and in the evening sunset yoga by the lake, return to Lodge for dinner, and bonfire.

DAY 7: RELAX

Wake up slowly and enjoy your final yoga session and breakfast at the lodge before you embark to your next destination. Namaste.

Included in the safari:

Heather as yoga instructor

All accommodation and meals.

All pick up and drop offs from local airstrips.

All guiding services by a well-trained, English speaking Driver guide.

All game drives in a 4 x 4 safari converted vehicle.

All park fees, conservation fees and village fees.

All ground support from the Arusha Head Office.

Not included in the safari:

Any international flights.

Any drinks, phone calls, laundry and personal purchases at gift shops at lodges and camps

Any gratuities for guides and camp crew.

No travel insurance.

For more information, please contact yogaretreat@kilimanjarosafari.com

 

Our Safaris to National Parks and Games Reserves

Safari Guide

We at Kilemakyaro Mountain Lodge like to offer our guests the opportunity to explore areas off the beaten track, and experience the true beauty, uniqueness and wonder that Africa has to offer.

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Northern Circuit
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park was once the famous hunting grounds for Ernest Hemmingway. In his book ‘Green Hills of Africa’ he gives an in-depth description of this magnificent national park. Located along the lower level of the Rift Valley, this national park is known for its incredible tree-climbing lions.
Ngorongoro Crater
Located in the Rift Valley, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. Approximately 20km’s across, 600m’s deep and 300sq km’s in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. Teeming with wildlife across varying terrain it’s no wonder Ngorongoro Crater is one of  Africa’s most popular National Parks.
Tarangire National Park
The wonder of this National Park lies in its large elephant herds. In the dry season the Tarangire River is the only source of water in the area, and all the game depend on this river.

Serengeti National Park
We explore various areas within the endless plains of the Serengeti. Our areas of concentration will vary due to the mass movement of the wildlife. Areas that are frequently visited are Grummeti, Lobo, Seronera and Ndutu.

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Southern Circuit
Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game reserve is Africa’s largest game sanctuary: 54,600 square kilometers, about 4 times the size of Serengeti, and larger than Denmark. Selous has an abundance of wildlife like nowhere else in the world. Boat safaris and walking safaris are some of the activities available for our clients.
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha is said to be the most beautiful and undisturbed National Park in Africa. We will spend our days searching the forest and plains for rare antelopes such as greater Kudu, Roan and Sable antelope.

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Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park is about 3230 sq. km (1247 sq. miles) and is home to an abundance of wildlife. The landscape is dominated by the flood plain of the river Mkata which forms flat, open grasslands.

Mountain Climbing,

Kilimanjaro

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Kilemakyaro lodge and hotel have programmes to mount Kilimanjaro through, Machame Route, Lemosho Route, Umbwe Route and Rongai Route and Marangu Route. visit the links for different itineraries.

Mount Meru

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With 4,566 meters height, Meru Mountain is the second highest point in Tanzania. It is located in the North-East of Arusha over looking at the highest peak in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro Meru Mountain is part of Arusha National Park, for that case you will have the opportunity to walk through the game that you might come across, most likely giraffes and buffaloes, to the starting point of your hike.
Trekking is steeper in Meru mountain, climbing takes 2 days up and 1 days down depending on the weather and physicality of the person. It has beautiful surroundings entertained by wild animals as reedbucks, buffaloes, elephants, duikers and colorful birds. Wild flowers such as fireballs lilies are common. At the crater walls, which dominated by the podo and juniper trees. Olive pigeons flying from tree to tree while singing wildly. On the other hand red-headed parrots relaxing and enjoying podo fruits
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