Combining the World’s best safari destinations with the rejuvenating effects of yoga and meditation, your mind, body and soul will thank you after this unique 13 day adventure. Visit the world famous Serengeti, witness the Great Migration, be blown away by the World’s largest, un-broken, un-flooded caldera, trek Mt Kilimanjaro, explore Olduvai Gorge’s treasure trove of human and animal fossils and create life-long memories you’ll cherish forever.
You’ll also be creating a difference in the communities you visit by investing in local businesses, creating jobs, supporting grass roots charity and sponsoring disadvantaged children through school. Sound epic? Find out how you can apply for an adventure of a life time below.
1 – 12 Feb 2020 | 8 Spots Left | $6,799 per person
9 – 20 Jan 2021 | 9 Spots Left | $6,799 per person
8 – 19 Jan 2022 | 9 Spots Left | $6,799 per person
We are a social enterprise. This means we place the same emphasis on doing the right thing and making a positive impact in the communities we travel to, as we do on making a profit. To prove it, we’ve graphed how your fee will be spent during this adventure.
We are proud to report that 57% of your fee will be spent in Tanzania, stimulating local business, creating local jobs and supporting local communities. Another 4%, the same percentage as our profit, is invested back into local initiatives and grass-roots charities.
Flight assistance and bookings available upon request. Adventurers from other countries also welcome.
Adventure Out Loud to meet you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel for a hot shower and an evening welcome dinner. After enjoy a relaxing meditation session with Tamblyn Lord.
After an early morning yoga session with Tam, we head off to the life-changing School of St Jude to participate in a weekly assembly, an art or music class or a frantic lunch time soccer game. After school, ride the bright coloured school bus to visit the home of one of the Adventure Out Loud sponsor students. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask questions about Tanzanian culture, learn Swahili and connect to the huge impact you are having in the world by travelling with a responsible tourism provider.
After a healthy, freshly prepared breakfast, it’s time to make your own adventure! Explore the bustling Arusha, get lost in a coffee plantation, visit a waterfall, go for a horse ride or see where your curiosity leads you.
After lunch, visit Shanga, a social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-quality, handmade jewellery, glassware and home wares incorporating recycled materials. There will be yoga and meditation opportunities in the morning and evening today.
Tarangire holds the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. The Tarangire River weaves its way through the park, supporting an abundance of wildlife including elephants, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, oryx, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, eland and over 450 species of birds. Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the Tarangire River and an afternoon game drive before making your way to your accommodation for the night. Here Tam will lead us in a sunset yoga overlooking the stunning Great Rift Valley.
This 260 square-km natural amphitheater is the largest un-broken, un-flooded caldera in the world and is literally teaming with wildlife. Once a volcano believed to be bigger than Mt Kilimanjaro, today “The Crater” is Africa’s premier safari park and is home to all of the big five; rhino, elephant, buffaloes, leopard, and lion, as well as large herds of zebra and wildebeest.
After a late afternoon picnic by the hippo pool, we make our way to the Serengeti. With expansive grassy plains, the Serengeti is home to millions of wildebeest and the highest concentration of predators on the planet. On the way, you’ll pass through Olduvai Gorge, known for its treasure trove of human and animal fossils dating back almost two million years.
Widely known as the greatest show on the earth, The Great Migration is a natural spectacle like no other. Few experiences can top watching over a million wildebeest, and hundreds of thousands of gazelle and zebra on their annual journey in search of seasonal rains.
February is birthing season in the Serengeti and with so many newborns stumbling around, predators won’t be far away.
After a morning game drive, we’ll return to our secluded, luxury safari camp for an afternoon of yoga and relaxing by the pool. Optional afternoon safari and in the evening Tam will further connect us to nature with a inspiring meditation class followed by an evening relaxing around the open fire.
Today we’re searching for the BIG 5 – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. While it is common to see some of these animals, finding all 5 can be a challenge so make sure you bring your binos and a keen pair of eyes. After lunch, Tam will lead us in another yoga or meditation session before we enjoy our final night in the magical Serengeti.
After a final morning game drive, we make our way back to the bright lights of Arusha with memories to last a life time new friends who have shared in this unforgettable, enriching and rejuvenating journey.
Spend the day packing, relaxing, meditating and practicing yoga with Tam or if you’re feeling adventurous, make your own adventure.
Begin your transit back home OR if you need more adventure, add a trek up the World’s Highest Free Standing Mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro (see details below under options).
Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania
111 million African children didn’t go to school in 2017. We’re not ok with this and we’re doing something about it!
With 47% of Africa’s population living below the poverty line, sponsoring a disadvantaged child through school is one of the best ways to fight poverty. Education empowers children to change their circumstances while educated women have fewer babies, a significant problem in Africa where birth rates are double the world average.
For less than $20 a week, you can make a real difference during your adventure by sponsoring a disadvantaged student through school. Simply tick the sponsor box when you apply to join this adventure and we’ll send you a profile for a student who is looking for a sponsor.
No. Tam has experienced teaching all levels and given our group is limited to 12 people Tam is able to provide one-on-one direction and it is also possible to offer beginner and experienced classes throughout the day.
The best time to see the animals is early morning and late afternoon. Therefore, a typical days on safari will look like:
5:30am – Lite breakfast
6 – 10am – Game drive
10 – 11am – Brunch
11am – 3pm – Yoga, meditation, relaxing by the pool and lunch.
3 – 6pm – Afternoon safari
7 – 8pm – Dinner
8pm onwards – Relaxing by an open fire
No. We will provide mats for you if you do not wish to bring your own.
Yes. Kenyans love visitors and most will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It is extremely rare for anything bad to happen within Kenya’s national parks and we will not be travelling to the border regions where the Australian Government advises not to travel.
As with all travel, your biggest risk is being robbed or having a road accident. Travelling in a small group, avoiding popular tourist areas, travelling with reputable companies and having our experienced tour leaders and local team with you 24/7 significantly reduces these risks. See SmartTraveller or talk to our team for further travel advice.
“Every dollar was worth it. I could have done every single day two times over.”
“Going on a holiday that makes a difference is something truly special. To meet the young person that I sponsored, to visit their home, family and friends, and to create some amazing life long memories with them is just another level.”
“I was so amazed by how friendly the people were. Having Monk show us around his country was definitely a highlight and the temples were incredible.”
“AOL’s style of holiday is less about ticking off the bucket list, and more about immersion in a different culture – it left me with memories more poignant than any selfie-opportunity!”