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Learn Reiki & Explore Shamanic Healing
at a Tanzania Eco Lodge Retreat

Dates to be confirmed

PLUS – Optional 4-day deluxe Serengeti safari after the retreat

Africa is the Motherland of all humanity. What better place to connect with nature while you rejuvenate your body mind and soul at the luxurious but Earth-friendly Pumziko Safari and Wellness Lodge in Tanzania.

In a spectacular setting overlooking the Great Rift Valley and near Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti Plain and Lake Manyara National Park, you will learn Reiki energy healing, do sunrise yoga, discover the natural healing properties of bush medicine, enjoy jungle meditation, connect more deeply with Mother Nature, and open up the genuine African tribal spirit within you.

About Your Leaders, Brighid Murphy & Jim Flavin

b murphyBrighid Murphy is a Shamanic Intuitive who facilitates healing and wellness journeys. Brighid is a Usui Reiki Teacher, Shihan-Kaku Jikiden Reiki Instructor and a Shamanic Healer, she guides people to activate the medicine and magic that’s always been inside of them. She is an Interfaith Minister & Intuitive Counselor. Blessing, Brighid.

jimJim Flavin is a certified Japanese Reiki Practitioner with a gift for helping people to open their hearts and embrace the life they are meant to lead. Jim facilitates sound and healing experiences with Reiki sessions and guiding people to return to their natural state of wellness. Namaste, Jim.

About Your Home in Tanzania, Pumziko Safari & Wellness Lodge

Pumziko- Iraqw HousePumziko Safari & Wellness Lodge – Set deep into the jungle, getting to this small, ecolodge is a real safari experience. Pumziko is Swahili for a place that relaxes you. There are no electrical services in any rooms, which are lit by lanterns before dark. The fireplaces are started by Masai helpers in the evenings. They use a generator for charging electrical devices in the main lodge area during daytime only. Because of animal activity, guests are not allowed to leave their rooms by themselves in the evenings, but will be assisted by a Masai escort, one of whom is available for each guest during the evenings and all night long in case of emergencies.

The kitchen is open aired, facing inside the main lodge, so guests can enjoy the aromas of traditional African cooking. Wifi and charging of electrical devices are available in the main lodge only. The observation deck over the jungle floor is a special treat for animal viewing and amazing views, with hammocks

Giant tub in Puziko guest room with elephant shower outside

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Guest houses are designed for supreme relaxation and provide incredible views – even from the large, plush beds. Guest rooms feature extra large baths, outside elephant showers, indoor bamboo tree showers, all natural spa products, custom African furniture and art, large private decks with stunning views and a sitting area with a porch jungle swing!

elephantsLocal wildlife includes elephants, hyenas, lions, dik dik and leopards. They’ve pretty much had them all except for giraffes. It’s always exciting to see who will show up at night. Lions, elephants and hyenas are frequent guests depending on the time of year, but they can usually count on Simba or hyenas showing up most nights.  Birdbaths at each room and the main lodge make for outstanding bird viewing.

Highlights

  • Explore Reiki healing techniques with Brighid & Jim
  • Meditation and Yoga under the powerful African skies
  • Experience traditional Shamanic teachings with our Shamanic Practitioner, Brighid Murhpy
  • Soak in an oversized crystal bath followed by a traditional massage using local oils and scents
  • Learn the deeply spiritual philosophy & cultural ways of the Masai and Iraqw tribes
  • Be intoxicated from the presence and sounds of some of the most powerful animals on Earth
  • Participate with our local tribes in group drumming & dancing ceremonies under the stars
  • Explore Lake Manyara National Park on an exciting Safari
  • Sleep in luxury jungle bungalows, with outdoor elephant showers, indoor bamboo tree showers, warm fireplaces, and private oversized decks with jungle swings
  • Enjoy extraordinarily cooked 4-course meals & superb natural oasis surroundings
  • Overnight with a local African family and experience life as a local, a very humbling and grounding experience (optional)
  • Relax, Laugh, Live and Enjoy Life at our Pumziko Wellness Retreat!

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Itinerary

Day One
Arrive in Tanzania and overnight in Arusha.

Day Two
9:00 am Travel to Pumziko Lodge with a half day safari at Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa.”
4:00 pm Arrive at your African oasis, Pumziko Safari Lodge Retreat. Time to freshen up and get to know your surroundings on the escarpment of Lake Manyara with views that are sure to take your breath away every day in this African paradise.
5:00 pm Meet on the Jungle observation deck for a sundowner and snack followed by a get acquainted gathering with a briefing on your stay, Reiki practices and what to expect for the next five days.
7:00 pm Dinner – followed by a spiritual gathering around the fireplace.

Day Three
9:00 am Yoga/Soft Stretches on the jungle observation deck to welcome in the sunrise.
10:00 am  Morning Meditation.
11:00 am Nature Walk with the Masai. Learn their traditional medicines from the local plants and trees.
Noon to 4:00 pm Pre-Scheduled Reiki Sessions, Massage or private Shamanic experiences.
5:00 pm Sundowner hour on the jungle observation deck. Brighid discusses Shamanic practices.
7:00 pm Dinner – Followed by Masai traditional dance performance around the firepit.

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Day Four
9:00 am Yoga/Soft Stretches on the jungle observation deck to welcome in the sunrise.
10:00 am Morning Meditation.
11:00 am Lesson on the ancient Masai way; how to hunt by spear throwing and track animals for food, learn to create the beautiful beaded Masai jewelry and make your own, how the Masai women build their mud houses and how highly valued and respected the cows are to the Masai, and so much more.
Noon to 4:00 pm Pre-Scheduled Reiki Sessions, Massage or private Shamanic experiences.
5:00 pm Sundowner hour on the jungle observation deck. Iraqw Tribal leaders come and discuss the traditional Iraqw ways and how modern times have changed them.
7:00 pm Dinner – Followed by traditional Iraqw drumming and dancing around the firepit.

Day Five
9:00 am Yoga/Soft Stretches on the jungle observation deck to welcome in the sunrise.
10:00 am Morning Meditation.
11:00 am Village Walk to the Iraqw Chief’s House to visit the burial site of the last public chief for the Iraqw people. Have tea with the Chief’s family and experience their humble surroundings.
Noon to 4:00 pm Pre-Scheduled Reiki Sessions, Massage or private Shamanic experiences.
5:00 pm Sundowner hour on the jungle observation deck. For those who want to have an overnight experience with a local Iraqw family and get more grounded with the African culture, you will depart for your family’s home at this time. The rest will enjoy a night of reflection on all the wonderful experiences we’ve encountered so far.
7:00 pm Dinner – Followed by relaxing and mediation around the inside fireplace or outdoor firepit.

Day Six
9:00 am Yoga/Soft Stretches on the jungle observation deck to welcome in the sunrise
10:00 am Morning Meditation.
11:00 am Special treat! Visit an African cliff full of pure raw crystals growing out of the mountain side, feel the healing and powerful energy of all those ancient crystals…magical!
Noon to 4:00 pm Pre-Scheduled Reiki Sessions, Massage or private Shamanic experiences.
5:00 pm Sundowner hour on the jungle observation deck. Brighid wraps us up with a closing on our wonderful experiences and what to expect when we return to our normal lives.
7:00 pm Special Farewell Dinner – Masai goat barbecued in their traditional ways in the jungle at a sacred spot, followed by the Masai ancient ceremony of drinking the healing medicine made from local tree barks and fresh cooked goat blood (optional of course), followed by drumming and dancing to celebrate our beautiful experiences this week.

Day Seven
9:00 am Yoga/Soft Stretches
10:00 am Morning Meditation
12 Noon We all depart back to Arusha for our onward flights home,
or if you choose to extend for three additional nights in the Serengeti for Safari (optional additional cost)

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Optional Post-Retreat 4-Day Serengeti Safari

 

Day One – Pumziko to Serengeti (B,L,D)
deluxe africa safariEarly this morning after breakfast we will depart for the Serengeti to our Private Hemingway style safari camp. The camp is a mobile deluxe camp with in-suite private bathrooms and showers, comfy beds, and with a perfect proximity for experiencing the “Great Migration.” The Serengeti harbors a vast number of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra – estimated up to 1.5 million – attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena. It’s a spectacle unlike anything seen anywhere else in the world. Today we’ll have an afternoon game drive with a picnic lunch. Enjoy a deluxe three-course bush dinner this evening under the African stars, with evening cocktails around the campfire to reminiscence about today’s safaris. (Lunches and dinners are four-course meals cooked in a bush style kitchen by our personal bush chef; it’s an incredible experience.)

Day Two – Serengeti (B,L,D)
Today we enjoy a full day of some of the most exciting games drives in all of Africa as we track the Great Migration. After lunch at camp we have time for an afternoon nap or relaxing before our late afternoon game drive. This evening relax with cocktails and gather again around the campfire to discuss the exciting wildlife seen today.

Day Three – Ngorongoro Crater (B,L)
deluxe safari tentEarly this morning we leave the beautiful Serengeti and head for the one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We’ll spend the entire day exploring the crater with a picnic lunch by the hippo lake. Late this afternoon we overnight at the deluxe safari lodge, Karatu.
Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world, and it shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens anywhere. A permanent population of more than 30,000 animals inhabit a mere 100 square miles in the 2,000 ft deep crater, making it one of the few places in Africa where guests have a great chance of seeing the entire Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhinoceros) in the course of a single game drive, and one of the last remaining places in Tanzania where you can still see the endangered Black Rhino.

Day Four – Return home (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Arusha for the afternoon shuttle to Nairobi or to meet your evening international flights from Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha/Moshi.

Included in 7-Day Retreat:

  • One night deluxe hotel Arusha, Tanzania
  • Five nights at the Brand New Pumziko Safari Lodge & Wellness Retreat-Lake Manyara, Tanzania One 45 min spa treatment
  • One Reiki Session with either Brighid or Jim
  • Morning Yoga/Soft stretches, Meditation- Pumziko Lodge Masai Warrior cultural interactions & Activities
  • Safari in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Expert lessons on Reiki and Shamanic Healing with Brighid Murphy & Jim Flavin
  • 3 delicious meals daily, 2 snacks, one liter water, coffee & tea at Pumziko Lodge
  • Sundowner hour with wine, beer or fresh juice with wellness & local tribal lectures at Pumziko Lodge
  • All activities listed per itinerary
  • Group airport transfers (private transfers cost $60.00)

Not Included:

  • International Airfare
  • Visa fee (US$100 payable at arriving airport in Tanzania)
  • Private airport transfers @ $60.00 per one or two people (group transfers are included)
  • Meals while in Arusha on the first night
  • Additional massages, Reiki sessions or Shamanic Healing Session (additional sessions can be booked before arrival and are strongly advised)
  • Alcohol/soda or things of a personal nature

safari game driveIncluded in 4-Day Post-Retreat Safari:

  • 2 Nights Serengeti in Hemingway-style deluxe safari tents
  • 1 Night Ngorongoro Crater at Karatu deluxe safari Lodge
  • Experienced Tanzanian Safari Drivers and Bush Trackers
  • All park and entrance fees per itinerary
  • One liter of water per day for safari drives
  • Return transfer to Arusha for departure
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Not Included:

  • Alcohol, soda, things of a personal nature
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport (Additional $50 for deviation from group’s departure)

PLEASE NOTE: You may arrive into Arusha any time you like on the first day of the retreat, but you must be there by the first day in Arusha, TZ.
Departure transfers: Flights out of Arusha on the last day of the retreat must be booked in the evening. None should be booked earlier than 6:00 pm that day. If you book an earlier flight out on the last day of the retreat you will need to pay an additional fee of $150.00 per person for transfer from Pumziko Lodge. It’s advisable to book a post tour night in Arusha if you have an early departure flight.

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PRICE PER PERSON for 7-Day Retreat

Per Person in Double Occupancy room:
$2,395 payments via check or money order
$2,519 payments via credit card

Per Person in Triple Occupancy room:
$2,000  payments via check or money order
$2,099  payments via credit card

Per Person in Single Occupancy Room:
$3,895 payments via check or money order
$4,099  payments via credit card

Optional 4-day Deluxe Serengeti Safari (after the Retreat)

Per Person in Double Occupancy room:
$1,650 payments via check or money order
$1,739 payments via credit card

Per Person in Triple Occupancy room:
$1,400  payments via check or money order
$1,479  payments via credit card

Per Person in Single Occupancy Room:
$2,600 payments via check or money order
$2,739  payments via credit card

INITIAL DEPOSITS
$350 ($369 by credit card) Non-Refundable deposit for 7-Day Retreat Program Only, to hold space
$500 ($529 by credit card) Non-Refundable deposit for 7-Day Retreat PLUS 4-Day Safari, to hold space

Note: If you cancel before 75 days prior to the start of your tour, you can apply the deposit to future Retreat or Retreat & Safari tour if booking is made within one year

FINAL PAYMENTS
Due 75 days prior to start of the Retreat Program

THE DATES FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE NOT BEEN SET

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