with Erin Carney
January 23-31, 2020
Begin your days waking up in the African plains surrounded by resident wildlife including elephants, lions, leopards, and giraffes. Settle into your natural flow through daily yoga practices that combine breathwork, meditation, and creative sequencing. This transformative journey of a lifetime will take you to the peaks and valleys of your own heart, creating space for you to connect deeper to yourself and the natural world.
Itinerary and Accommodations
Day 1 -
Welcome to Tanzania! You will be met upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International
Airport for transfer to your overnight accommodations in Arusha, Rivertrees Country Inn
We begin our journey after breakfast and depart for the picturesque Tarangire National Park, the “Baobab Capital of the World,” which is known for its wild landscapes, resident elephants,
large prides of lion, leopards, giraffe, buffalo, the last remaining pack of wild dogs
in northern Tanzania, and excellent year-round bird-watching with more than 300
bird species. The Tarangire River is the only permanent water source within the
2,600 square kilometer park. Both days will include game drives.
Accommodations and yoga at Lake Burunge Tented Camp, which is situated on the western edge of Tarangire National Park in an acacia woodland overlooking Lake Burunge, a
permanent soda lake fed by the Tarangire River.
Lake Manyara National Park, a small gem nestled below the western wall of the Great Rift Valley. The soda lake for which the park is named appears tinted pink by huge flocks of flamingos. Upon closer inspection you will find the lake bursting with hippos bobbing in the water or grazing at its edge.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of seven World Heritage Sites designated in Tanzania. We will enter the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a day game drive in what is often referred to as “Africa’s Eden.” The descent into the crater, 2,500 feet below the rim, is an unforgettable experience. While only 100 square miles in area, it offers several distinct habitats: acacia forest, swamp, short grass plains, long grass plains, riverine, and woodland. Each habitat attracts a unique variety of the crater's 30,000 resident animals that create a density and diversity of
wildlife unseen anywhere else in Africa.
When not exploring with our guide, enjoy yoga and evenings around the campfire at
Farm House Valley, a stunning 30-room luxury lodge located on a
500 acre coffee farm in the Ngorongoro Highlands just outside the Conservation
We will head west, through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to
the great Serengeti plain. Ngorongoro is permanent home to many Maasai
pastoralists. You will have the opportunity to visit a Maasai boma (homestead) for
an exciting cultural interaction and peek into the lives of this fascinating tribe,
known for their beaded jewelry, dramatic dancing, and steadfastness to their
indigenous culture. The Serengeti is probably the most famous wildlife area in
the world. More than 4 million animals reside within its ecosystem, including a
million and a half wildebeest, a quarter million zebra, twice that many gazelle,
and tens of thousands of their predators (lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, crocodile,
etc.). Each day in the Serengeti involves unlimited game drives with yoga interwoven into the days. On the eighth day, there is the option to add a fabulous and unique way to view the wildlife. As the sun rises, you will float above the trees with Serengeti Balloon Safaris.
When not on game drives, we will settle in at the Lahia Tented Lodge. The camp is ideally located at the top of a hill overlooking Central Serengeti with views towards Western Serengeti, within reach of the mythical Maasai Kopjes, Seronera Valley and Grumeti River. The Lodge includes 25 luxury tents decorated in a modern African style, The main house, with its lounge, dining room, and swimming pool, offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the landscape.
The trip concludes today with our final game drives with lunch at camp. In the afternoon we will board as a group a Coastal Aviation light aircraft flight from Serengeti Seronera airstrip to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (via Arusha) for our international departures.
Erin is devoted to illumination. What is it that sparks us awake? How do we expand both our boundaries and our interior edges? Her work revolves around cultivating a deeper intimacy within ourselves that reverberates back out into our connection with nature, with our families, our partners, and our communities. Steadfast with the human heart, Erin calls on your truth, and listens for your answer. Using movement, breath, space, sound and silence, Erin delivers you home. Her pre-professional training in ballet and her curiosity of the human cosmos blend discipline and whimsy in the pursuit of awakening and living our fullest life.