AFRICA YOGA ADVENTURE

Stretch + Service + Safari

Tanzania, Africa

February 22nd – March 5th, 2025

Just 8 spots left!

We are headed back to further explore this majestic land and its wildlife!

Among other beautiful destinations we will explore Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti

Join me, the Red Sweater Project & Red Rhino Tours

for a truly incredible experience.

Adventure Awaits

Unplug, explore far away lands, exotic wildlife and your yoga practice, while having an impact on the international community. 

What is the Red Sweater Project? 

The Red Sweater Project collaborates with local communities to create affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. While there, we will volunteer and directly support the community at the Mungere School, Mungere Village’s first secondary/high school. The school opened in 2012 thanks to the hard work of Ashley Holmer and dedicated teams of volunteers.  The Mungere School is affordable and available to students in the village, allowing them to continue their education beyond the 6th grade — from right in their own community. 

This had NOT been possible before the Mungere School.  

What Next?

Then, it’s SAFARI TIME.

Following our volunteer time in Mungere Village, we will embark on an African safari heading into Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara to see abundant, exotic wildlife.  At the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the scenery is as stunning as the wildlife itself, including the park’s famous tree-climbing lions.  We will then descend into Ngorongoro Crater, home to about 30,000 animals.  We’ll continue game driving to the heart of Tanzania’s outback by heading west toward the Serengeti Plains.  Central Seronera is known for some of the best game-viewing all of Africa has to offer.  

All proceeds of every booking directly benefits the Mungere School and its efforts to provide education to children in rural Tanzania.  Portions of this trip may be considered a tax-deductible donation.

 

Stretch + Service + Safari Itinerary

SAFARI, CULTURAL EXCURSION

& SEVA PROJECT

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2025 | 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

UNPLUG, DEEPEN YOUR YOGA PRACTICE,

AND IMPACT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

ITINERARY

DAY 1–2 : Arrival in Tanzania & Transfer
DAYS 3–5 : Cultural Experience & The Mungere School
DAYS 6–12 : Safari through Tarangire National Park, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti

DAY 1 (SAT FEB 22) : Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Your private guide will greet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transport you to your accommodation in Arusha to enjoy a good night’s rest after a long journey. Overnight: Arumeru River Lodge or similar (bed & breakfast)

DAY 2 (SUN FEB 23) : Arusha – Manyara

Wake to magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. After a morning movement session, enjoy brunch before head west from Arusha. After arrival to your lodging, receive cultural and service project orientation from local Red Sweater Project staff members before experiencing your first sunset over the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Overnight: Motto Cottages or similar (full board)

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE & SEVA SERVICE PROJECT

DAYS 3–5 (MON–WEDS FEB 24–26) : Mto wa Mbu, Mungere Village & The Mungere School
Wake each morning to an early yoga practice. After breakfast, spend time interacting with students, staff and community members at the Mungere School, a successful development education project in Mungere Village which sits in the heart of an East African tribal community rich in history and tradition. Engage in a service project while participating in student activities and athletics, hike to nearby waterfalls on the Great Rift Valley escarpment, or contribute in the classroom. Tour student homes, dance at a tribal ceremony, and visit the weekly village market, while taking in all the sights, smells and sounds of local life.

Overnights: Days 3 & 4 : Motto Cottages or similar, Day 5 : Kilimamoja Lake Manyara Lodge or similar (full board)

Conservation Area & Serengeti National Park

SAFARI: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, NGORONGORO CRATER CONSERVATION AREA & SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (7 DAYS & 6 NIGHTS)

DAY 6 (THURS FEB 27) : Mto wa Mbu – Tarangire National Park

Embark on your African safari adventure after breakfast by driving south toward Tarangire National Park. Second only to Serengeti, this famous park has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania. In the dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife, when large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather. Not surprisingly, predators follow. The park is also known for its spectacular baobab trees and its breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe. A refreshing yoga practice will take place in the afternoons each day on safari. Overnight: Kilimamoja Lake Manyara Lodge or similar (full board)

DAYS 7–8 (FRI–SAT FEB 28–MARCH 1) : Mto wa Mbu – Ngorongoro Crater

Conservation Area

Pick up from your lodge after breakfast and drive through the Conservation Area, descending into the Ngorongoro Crater, a geological marvel boasting several vegetation zones from lakes to forest to savannah. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is home to both semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists and over 30,000 fauna, having coexisted for centuries despite the crater’s tiny size of only 10 miles in diameter. After game driving, head to your lodging for a refreshing sundowner or take a relaxing swim the the pool overlooking the crater rim.

Overnights: Ngorongoro Crater Rim Lodge TBD or similar (full board)

DAY 9 (SUN MARCH 2) : Ngorongoro Crater CA – Serengeti National Park

After enjoying breakfast overlooking the magnificent crater. Continue game driving for the day heading toward the heart of Tanzania’s bush outback, the plains of the Serengeti.
Overnight: Serengeti Safari Lodge or similar (full board)

DAYS 10–11 (MON–TUES MARCH 3–4) : Serengeti National Park : Central Serengeti (Seronera)

Spend your days traversing the plains, home to millions of ungulates and the world’s largest land migration. This pristine sanctuary will give you a glimpse into “the world as it was in the beginning.” Relish the vastness of serengeti, “the land that flows on forever,” coupled with some of the best game-viewing all of Africa has to offer.
Overnight: Serengeti Safari Lodge or similar (full board)

Day 12 (WEDS MARCH 5) : Serengeti – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, spend the morning on a final game drive through the Serengeti before boarding your chartered flight from the Seronera Airstrip to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your evening departure. (half board) 

 

What’s Included?

Yoga once daily with Jill Knouse, blended organically into daily activities!  Practice times & spaces will vary depending on location, activities and space availability! 

All private transport in-country including domestic flights as indicated.

All accommodations.

Activities and meals as indicated (breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day).

All park fees, government taxes, levies, eco-tourism and transit fees.

Game drives in a 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop up rooftops.

Services of an experienced professional English-speaking safari driver/guide. Bottled drinking water while on safari.

Unlimited mileage while on safari.

What’s not Included?

 International flights.

Passport, visa, or traveler’s insurance.

Travel Vaccines.

Other excursions not mentioned above. 

Snacks and beverages. 

All statutory increases beyond our
control. 

Laundry service. 

Tips to the driver/guide.

Total Cost:

$850 Non-Refundable Deposit Holds Your Spot

$5,999 Shared Accommodation 

Add $973 Single Supplement (non-shared accommodation)

All Inclusive: Gets you 12 days, 4 National Parks, 3 Day Volunteering with the Children of The Mungere School, All Meals, All Lodging, In-Country Travel, Safari Jeeps + Park Fees and a Million Unforgettable Moments.  It is truly the trip of a lifetime.  I know.  I’ve done it.  MAGIC.

Ready to commit?

Secure your spot with an $850 non-refundable deposit:

Really, really, ready to commit?

Pay in full – $5999:

Stretch + Service + Safari

Cancellation Policy

An $850 non-refundable deposit holds your space.

Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date.

We cannot provide for cancellations WITHIN 90 days of retreat. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury & health issues, family emergencies, inclement weather, etc.) but we have costs already incurred + contracts to honor when reserving retreat centers and hotels.  Travel insurance will be mandatory.

Thank you for your interest and understanding!

I would be beyond thrilled to have you join this adventure!

Ready to commit?

Secure your spot with an $850 non-refundable deposit:

Really, really, ready to commit?

Pay in full – $5999: