Relaxing yoga trip to Zanzibar
Relax yourself in a beautiful place in tropical Zanzibar, how great is that?!
This is a week of daily yoga sessions, meditation and breathing exercises from your own instructor.
But also with a massage option and delicious food in good company.
The outdoor yoga deck has beautiful views over the Indian Ocean.
February is a wonderful month to be in Zanzibar and enjoy the sun, the beach and the sea. The perfect time to fully recharge after all the hustle and bustle of the dark months before. You will head into spring of 2025 full of new energy.
The yoga is taught for both beginners and advanced.
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- Zanzibar Day 1- 7
- Stone Town Day 3
- Spice tour Day 5
- Snorkel trip Day 7
- Zanzibar - Amsterdam Day 8 - 9
Treat yourself to this yoga trip to tropical Zanzibar. In cooperation with yoga school Spirit of Yoga, we are again organizing a fully catered yoga retreat in February 2025 (06-14). You enjoy yoga (kundalini, flow and yin), meditation, relaxing massages (option) and healthy food and drinks. But of course you also visit the highlights of Zanzibar with us: a spice tour, Stone Town and a snorkel trip.
You will depart from Schiphol on Thursday 06 February 2025 and arrive at Zanzibar in the course of the evening. Here you will be met by our colleague, who will take you to your accommodation on the southwest coast of Zanzibar. An atmospheric African paradise with houses in ecological style.
At this place on the azure blue Indian Ocean you can immediately relax completely. The next day you start with your first yoga class. After a joint breakfast you can use all the facilities of the resort, such as the spa and the infinity pool. But you can also swim, snorkel, relax in the hammock or take a walk through the (fishing) village next to the resort … take a look. A little later in the day there will be another yoga session.
Today, after yoga and breakfast, you will leave for the historic town of Stone Town, where you will be met by a guide who will show you everyday life in Stone Town, and inform you about its history and architecture.
The tour in Stone Town starts with a coffee at Jaws Corner on the barazas (benches attached to the building) surrounded by men playing bao (traditional board game). At Darajani Market, you can see what’s really going on, behind the scenes. Not far from Darajani is the Malindi dhow port, where most goods, potatoes, tomatoes and rice, for example, enter the island via dhows from the mainland.
After lunch there is every opportunity to walk back to that nice cafe or shop that you had just seen …
After yoga and breakfast you will leave together for the authentic spice farm of the Abeids family.
The spice tour teaches you about tropical fruits, spices and rare plant species. Depending on the season, we will see and taste vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, lemongrass, cloves, ylang-ylang, cumin, garlic, ginger, coriander, pepper, tamarind, chili, oregano and many others. You will hear all about the properties and origin of each spice, and their use as medicine or in food and drink. Make sure to smell and taste everything!
Before driving back, enjoy a farm lunch, cooked by the women in the family using products from their farm.
After the yoga you will be picked up and taken to a beautiful snorkeling spot near Mnemba Island.
Mnemba Island is a protected natural area with a huge oval reef system, 7×4 km in size, located about 2 km off the northeastern coast of Zanzibar Island. The reefs around the island are colorful and you can see lionfish, moray eels, stingrays and turtles swimming in the shallows. With a bit of luck you will swim surrounded by dolphins. We have lunch in a lodge on the beach.
We conclude this last evening at the resort with a ceremony under the stars, around the campfire on the beach on the Indian Ocean.
Zanzibar - Amsterdam
Today is the last yoga class with a view of the azure blue Indian Ocean.
You can spend this morning completely according to your wishes at this wonderful accommodation where you can enjoy the beautiful location, the sea and the swimming pool.
In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport near Stone Town – the Abeid Amani Karumi Airport – for the flight back to Amsterdam where you will arrive the next morning.
Details of the journey
This yoga retreat with Explore Tanzania is a group tour, in cooperation with yoga school Spirit of Yoga.
All activities mentioned are offered for the entire group, but you are of course free to skip one or more parts if that suits you better.
Treat yourself to this fully arranged and relaxing yoga week,
and enjoy the island, the sun, the beach, the sea,
healthy food and yoga.
Yoga group tour
This yoga retreat is a group trip by Explore Tanzania in collaboration with yoga school Spirit of Yoga.
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