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Discover Holistic Wellness at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

From the Swahili word for “journey,” safaris are most often associated with the Serengeti’s world-renowned wildlife experiences.

This season, the nature-ensconced Kani Spa at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti invites guests to take a different kind of safari – a journey into wellness that helps them refocus on the integral importance of personal and community health.

From energising sunrise mindful meditation sessions to a deeply nourishing Ubuntu Ritual, Kani Spa takes a deep dive into nature reconnection in one of the world’s most celebrated wildlife parks.

For the month of July 2023, Kani Spa Serengeti also welcomes back visiting practitioner Joao Santos, a dry massage therapist who has created his own technique following a long career combining several schools of bodywork.

Using intuition as well as deep anatomy and physiology knowledge, Joao seeks to improve guests’ spiritual and physical wellbeing, and is available for appointments upon request.

Beginning a journey of wellness that has been shown to have benefits for a lifetime, Kani Spa also offers heart-centred mindfulness and meditation practices. Not only do these boost personal happiness and wellbeing, but they also offer wider benefits to society when practitioners take positive action “off the mat” and into the community.

Following nature’s rhythms, Lodge guests can join the Serengeti sun as it awakens the savannah with an energising sunrise mindfulness breathing session or wind down as it melts over the horizon with a sunset meditation session.

Little beats the humbling reconnection to nature of Kani Spa’s sunset 75-minute Sunset Kopje Meditation: the Lodge’s signature wellness experience that sees guests follow the Maasai trail to a sunset kopje (hilltop) for a guided meditation with soaring panoramic views over the plains.

Kani Spa’s signature treatments, inspired by local wisdom and ancient traditions, underpin every journey into wellness within its serene, green surrounds. Among the most popular is the Tree of Life Journey, inspired by Africa’s baobab tree, which can live more than a thousand years.

This 120-minute session begins with a rooibos, kigelia and baobab oil body exfoliation, followed by an uplifting massage featuring the reviving aromatic power of citrus essential oils in luxurious shea butter and baobab nuggets.

Similarly in demand is the heavenly Ubuntu (“I am, because you are”) Ritual: a 90-minute four-handed massage using neroli, baobab and wheatgerm oils that celebrates cooperation and oneness.

Drawing on a philosophy that considers the community just as important as the individual self, Kani Spa works with TheraNaka to bring guests the “beauty of Africa”: raw ingredients are sourced from small suppliers who support organic certification and sustainability, and all are Fairtrade and Ubuntu Natural approved – guaranteeing fair supply chains, a commitment to biodiversity conservation, social and regulatory equity, and green technology.

At Four Seasons Safari Lodge, and in the heart of one of the planet’s most precious and precarious habitats, each and every wellness journey extends well beyond Kani Spa. Recognising that the health of individuals is dependent on the wellbeing of the surrounding nature, the Lodge works hard to extend support to the magnificent animals that frequent its surrounds.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge supports community and wildlife conservation projects such as the Rhino Conservation Project and Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Serengeti De-Snaring Project. Guests are encouraged to get involved with the team at the onsite Discovery Centre during their stay.

The lodge is also committed to being a responsible community member; it provides support and assistance to a Safe House in Mugumu, offering shelter to girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

In addition, nearly 75% of suppliers to the Lodge are from Tanzania, and 90% of the Lodge’s Boutique items are from Eastern and Southern Africa, with a focus on products from social enterprises. To support the development of local talent, the Lodge also offers internships and visits to students from local colleges.


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Sep 21, 2022

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Sep 30, 2022

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Oct 24, 2022

Wonderful event and topics discussed, hopefully we see the manifestations in our African airline businesses in the nearest future. Kudos to you all.


Nov 10, 2022

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Nov 18, 2022

Prices in the Sol Torremolinos Don Pablo are the same than two weeks ago.


Dec 04, 2022

Good location astounding but the staffs are rude and they make me wait so long for the service. They charge me more than what is on the website and did not refund me the manager is not helping with the issue


Dec 15, 2022

WoW. Amazing Review. 👍


Jan 07, 2023

I spent the holidays here, I don't know why but during the holidays their reception smells like a piss Id rather not spend my special occasions here

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Feb 27, 2023

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