YOGA to be one with your mind, volunteer to GIVE BACK to others, and SAFARI to be one with nature. A retreat that feeds your soul and allows time for meditation to regroup amidst your busy life. Your HIGHER SELF awaits.
Join Shannon Kassoff and Christian Kassoff for an adventure to Tanzania, Africa. Unplug from the daily grind to reawaken your mind, body & soul. Enjoy travel intertwined with yoga, immersion into a beautiful new culture through volunteerism, and safari.
Live to Give
My husband and I went on our first trip to Tanzania in 2006 with a mission to help others and found ourselves transformed. Our first experience with East Africa and its people taught us some key things. It taught us primarily and most importantly about hospitality. We learned about sharing in scarcity rather than abundance. And we had a better understanding of what abundance was and how blessed we were. We understood our privilege a little better. It made us more appreciative of our country and made us better citizens. Better citizens of our community, our country and of this planet. We, like never before, felt responsible for our world and our decisions. We became more conscious consumers. We really could go on and on, but simply, we grew into better people.
We have continued to return to Tanzania over the years for weeks or months at a time and have assisted in providing support to building schools, providing support for education and clean water. We have many friends in the country and have led our American friends over in groups to share our experience.
Now it's YOUR TURN.
Our personal mission going forward is to invite as many people as we can into this transformational space. We have continued to do this over the years by inviting small groups of people like YOU into foreign mission experiences. We do this by focusing on projects but understand that the participation in cross cultural immersion is where the real magic happens.
Cost & What's Included
$ 2500 per person (based on double occupancy, $270 for single room supplement)
$500 to reserve your seat Additional $1300 must be paid by October 25 to complete reservations (total of $1800) Balance of $1900 paid in full by February 14 (total of $3700) Please contact us directly for payment.
Includes: In country travel Transport in Tanzania Lodging Guided Yoga and Meditation Majority of meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) Entrance fees to safari game parks English speaking driver/guide Bottled drinking water
At your own expense: Airfare (we will instruct you on which flight) Tanzania visa (required - $190usd) Passport (with at least 6 months expiration) Traveler's insurance Vaccinations (optional) and Malaria Medication (recommended) Antibiotics and Diarrhea Medications Airport food and/or personal expenses Local market shopping Bead making workshop (optional $25usd) Beverages other than water, tea, & coffee at hotels & lodges On 4 occasions, you will buy your own lunch (about $50usd total, excluding drinks) Laundry services Tips for drivers and servers (about $100usd total) Any other personal expenses Balloon Safari over Serengeti (optional $450)
Trip Itinerary - April 25 - May 7, 2022
Day 1, April 25 Depart LAX
Day 2, April 26 Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to Arusha where we check in to hotel, Destination 3 Degreesdinner & overnight.
Day 3, April 27 Morning Yoga (optional), Breakfast at Destination 3 Degrees, drive to Longido Primary School for service project with children, lunch (at your cost) at local, Destination 3 Degrees dinner & overnight, evening meditation (optional). Day 4, April 28 Morning Yoga (optional), Breakfast at Destination 3 Degrees, drive to Longido Primary School for project with children, lunch (at your cost) at local restaurant, visit our friend Loth’s Maasai boma in Longido, Destination 3 Degrees for dinner & overnight, evening meditation (optional).
Day 5, April 29 Morning Yoga (optional), Breakfast at Destination 3 Degrees, drive to Kerere and visit Meleji & Tolito’s (friends) Bomas (village), drive to Endupoto Primary School for project with children, box lunch provided, drive to visit Oljoro Tano Secondary School, return to Arusha, possible shopping, Destination 3 Degrees for dinner & overnight, evening meditation (optional).
Day 6, April 30 Morning Yoga (optional), Breakfast at Destination 3 Degrees, go to Sidai for bead making workshop (at your cost), lunch (at your cost) at Uni’s Kitchen in Arusha, shopping at Cultural Heritage, Destination 3 Degrees for dinner & overnight, evening meditation (optional).
Day 11, May 5 Breakfast, check out of Bouganvillea Safari Lodge, shopping at Africa Galleria, boxed lunch provided, visit our friend Issaya’s boma in Manduli Ju, return to Arusha check in at Destination 3 Degreesfor dinner & overnight.
Day 12, May 6 Morning Yoga (optional), Breakfast at Destination 3 Degrees, checkout, shopping and lunch (at your cost) in Arusha town, leave to Kilimanjaro airport, catch flight home.