Fair Trade Safaris is leading a unique trip to East Africa (Tanzania & Kenya) in August 2015. During this Journey of a Lifetime we will deliver experiences that are incomparable, because we will combine an African wildlife safari with mindfulness, where meditation, contemplation, healthy eating and philanthropic deeds amplify the safari adventure to new heights. 

Fair Trade Safaris is proud to partner with BrainHack, an innovative meditation and life coaching venture based in Brooklyn NY. The brain-child of Hila Katz and Guillaume Gauthereau, BrainHack has curated a powerful and transformative series of mindfulness meditations for our group to experience during this trip. Guillaume will be taking this trip with us to East Africa to lead the meditations. Click here to read more about Guillaume's bio and incredible life journey.

“Taking the Leap”

There is major significance behind choosing the theme “Taking the Leap” for this adventure.

In August and September each year, millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle reach a critical point in their migration between Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti. http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/wildebeest_migration

They must cross the Mara River. This river crossing is critical in order to reach better grazing; but “Taking the Leap” is scary and dangerous. The animals are vulnerable as crocodiles lurk in the murky water and predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas patrol the savanna picking out the weak or injured. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tbbfGxunF0

The Mara River crossing occurs at the very time of the year that we will be in Kenya/Tanzania; and with luck we might witness it. It certainly lives up to its name as the “greatest show on earth.”

 “Taking the Leap” can be also applied to each person on this trip – because through the experiences of this journey made in a state of mindfulness & meditation, our own fears can be faced and defeated.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about this trip.

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This trip is much more than a “regular” African safari. Join us and experience:

  • IMMERSION. Unadulterated and peaceful environments to witness wild animals in their natural element. We will tune in to nature through bird song, through the deep, low rumblings and vibrations of a nearby herd of elephant, and through quietening our minds to be receptive to the natural world around us. We will be immersed in exquisite landscapes offering unforgettable sunrises, sunsets, & night skies, and soft sandy beaches lapping the warm Indian Ocean. And of course, encounters with local cultures.
  • MEDITATION. Increased mindfulness and presence in the moment through meditation and yoga, leading to heightened relaxation for yourself and those around you.
  • NOURISHMENT. Delicious, healthy foods, mixing new and familiar flavors and enjoyed with local beverages.
  • CONNECTIONS. Philanthropic fulfillment achieved through participation in a project that benefits the local community, environment, and/or wildlife. New friendships made and old ones strengthened through interactions that are uninterrupted by TV, cell phones, or the Internet.

Send us a note, email us, or call us and we will provide you with more details.