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Pamoja Live!

An African Vegan Healing Experience

November 30-December 7, 2019
In Arusha Tanzania

Pamoja Live! is an Opare Institute offering for #ThrivingWhileVegan!

Wrap Yourself In The Healing Arms of Mother Africa
Return Home Ready To Focus On Taking Care Of YOU

If you're committed to making your plant-based diet work for you BUT...

You’re trying to wade through all the BS out there about what’s healthy and what’s not…Trying to figure out what you should be eating…Your biggest fear is that you’ll be very unhealthy, that you’ll gain a lot of weight…You’ve spent the last couple of years in a vegan/vegetarian/all out meat eater, noncommittal back and forth…You’re terrified that your lifestyle will isolate you from your non-vegan friends and family…You feel like you’re a prisoner, like you’re making a sacrifice.

Or maybe you'd just LOVE to visit East Africa and to go on a vacation
where you don't have to stress about food!

Pamoja Live! - A Journey To Optimal Health
You don't want to miss it!

The Experience

Be Transformed-Mind Body And Spirit

Pamoja means “together” in Swahili. Pamoja Live! combines the Opare Institute healing experience with an immersion into Tanzanian culture in a way that only someone who lives here can offer.

Enjoy delicious, satisfying all vegan meals and get new African inspired recipes to take back home.

Escape your daily environment – take time out to listen within and find what will allow you to stick to your healthy lifestyle. 

Connect with like minded people. Find the space to relax and feel renewed.

Explore the Motherland. We’re here to await your arrival to make coming to East Africa an easy, homecoming.

Your Hosts

Nana Kwaku and Ama Opare have dedicated their lives to building a plant-based food revolution to stop needless suffering due to chronic disease.

Combining Nana Kwaku’s 3 decades of experience as a dietitian and physician and his revolutionary perspectives on health and healing AND Ama’s philosophy of learner directed, hands-on experiences and 30 years as an educator and curriculum developer.

They provide programs to ensure your successful transition to a healthy vegan or plant-based lifestyle.

Ama and Dr. Opare moved to the Arusha area in Northern Tanzania from Atlanta Georgia, USA in July of 2016 where they continue to spread the truth about the healing power of of a plant-based diet. 

Your Room

Garden rooms are nested in the tranquil gardens with the beautiful views of bougainvillea and jacaranda from private verandahs.

Interiors are individually decorated with ethnic fabrics and handmade furniture like study tables and ottoman sofas.

Each room has an en-suite toilet, a bath tub and a dressing room.


100% Vegan

Organic Meals Included

Ama Opare has planned a delicious menu of healthy vegan and raw vegan delicacies featuring local recipes, Ama’s own recipes and flavorful dishes from around the African Continent.

Amazing, satisfying meals and new recipes you can take home to spice up your menus.


Focus On YOU

Create a healthy vegan lifestyle you can stick to.
Take time to be more reflective of what you need to do for yourself.
Discover the THRIVE System and Find What Works For You.

Nutrition Workshops

Get a new or RE-newed sense of assurance about what a healthy plant-based diet and lifestyle is. Learn Nana Kwaku Opare, MD’s Rule Book And User Guide framework for creating optimal health and the Optimum Fast juice fasting method.  

3 Workshops

Group Coaching

Discover the THRIVE System for success in a safe and nurturing space to see the problems or obstacles you struggle with, with new eyes…and get creative with solutions so you can find new ways to make your healthy diet and lifestyle work for you.

2 Group Sessions

Yoga & Meditation

Start and end your day right by nurturing your mind, body and spirit.  Focus on creating a practice you can continue once you get back home. No experience needed.

Daily Sessions

You'll go home with:

  • Greater clarity about what your healthy plant-based diet should look like;
  • Identify what areas you can improve on for creating optimal health;
  • How to use the Optimum Fast juice fasting method to boost your progress;
  • A basic daily yoga and mediation practice you can follow on your own at home;
  • Understand what in your life is getting in the way of your success and why;
  • A plan and strategies to maintain your new commitments to yourself once you get back home.

The THRIVE System-Your Framework For Success

Optional Add-ons (Additional Fee)

Individual Consultations

Dr. Opare will be available for a limited number of private consultations to discuss your personal health issues. 

Private Coaching

Ama Opare will be available for a limited number of private one-on-one coaching sessions to address your lifestyle challenges.

Explore The Local Culture And Sites

See what the Arusha area has to offer, everything from small local village to the busy city of Arusha. And for even more adventure, join an optional excursion to explore the lush mountain environment.

Village Tour

Let one of the lodge staff walk you through the lush Wameru villages on theslopes of Mount Meru, show you their homes, local primary and secondary
schools, and a little orphanage in thevicinity of Ngare Sero forest.

Cultural Heritage Center

Visit the amazing Cultural Heritage Center which features one of the best collections of art from all over the continent. It’s like a museum where everything is for sale!

Open Air Market

Explore the bustling scene at the open air market where you can shop for produce, textiles, practice your bargaining skills, listen to the Swahili language and meet the local people. 


Meet Pete and Charlotte O’Neal, former Black Panthers, who have lived in exile for over 40 years. The United African Alliance Community Center is the home they’ve built that also serves as a children’s home, school, guest lodging, and as the first stop for many expats such as the Opare’s. 

Maasai Market

Shop for souvenirs at the Maasai Market. It sells beaded jewelry and trinkets, shuka (the fabric worn by Maasai, paintings, carvings and more. Be prepared for lots of haggling. 

Expat Life

Hear the experiences of a number of US expats (or repats). Learn about why they are here, how their lives have changed, and their recommendations for those thinking of making Tanzania or other African country their home.

Optional Add-ons (Additional Fee)

Coffee Tour

A two hour tour of a neighbouring coffee farm. You will be guided on a beautiful walk around the coffee plantation, learn about coffee processing at the factory and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with cakes of choice. Return home with some fresh roasted Mount Meru supreme coffee.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is situated on the slopes of Mt Meru and is only half an hour drive from the lodge. Large animals including giraffe, hippo, buffalo and elephant can be seen as well as water buck, and suni antelopes. It has the widest floral diversity in Tanzania – from grassland through montane forest to heath and alpine desert as well as both soda and fresh water lakes.

Horseback or Bike Tours

Learn riding with one of our five horses on the lodge grounds or go around the village trails on the green hilly slopes of Mount Meru.

Explore the vast slopes of Mt Meru on a mountain bike. On request only we offer individual Mountainbike tours from 1hr to half day trips. These trips are not suited for beginners.

Ngare Sero Lodge

Set in lush gardens amid forest and crystal clear waters on the slopes of Mount Meru, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge is a wonderful place to relax and simmer in the immense beauty of East Africa. The Lodge has been adapted from an early colonial farmhouse built in the early 20th century and it is one of the oldest family lodges in Arusha.  Ngare Sero has been providing personal service for its residents since 1974. 

Here you can spend the days amid nature, watching the changing colors of the Kilimanjaro glaciers while sipping drinks on the verandah or hiking in the forest inhabited by colobus and Sykes monkeys as well as hundreds of small animal and bird species.The Lodge is located only 30 minutes (20 km) away from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha town centre and it is a perfect base while on safari in northern Tanzania.


Relax on the veranda and visit with new friends and old. Maybe Mt. Kilimanjaro will make an appearance.

Explore the lodge grounds

Stroll through the nature trails, take a boat ride on the private lake, see how many of the 200 species of birds you can see, and delight in the monkeys in the trees.

Visit The Garden Spa

Swim laps in the 30 meter pool or just sit back and relax. Massage available (additional charge).

Located in a small forest reserve with a very large biodiversity of flora and fauna beside a spring, Ngare Sero Lodge aims to set an example for environmentally friendly and socially responsible tourism.

Damming the spring has created three small lakes that support a healthy ecosystem of animals and birds. The Lodge generates their own hydro-electricity to power the lodge and the organic trout farm. All drinking water comes direct from the springs, and Ngare-Sero also supplies fresh water to the neighboring schools and villages. They are striving to be carbon neutral by absorbing our carbon production via indigenous tree planting and forest protection.

Ngare Sero supplies are as much as possible locally sourced. Most of the vegetables and salads served to guests come from their organic garden. Ngare Sero Lodge staff employed are from the local community and have had on the job training and improvement of skills. Internships are available to local school graduates to help get better job opportunities.

The Lodge collaborates with the village government and the authorities to protect the forest and its wild inhabitants, the water source and management of water extraction.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Single Occupancy

Garden Rooms
$ 3500 Save $150-Early Bird Price Ends May 24
  • 7 Nights Lodging - 1 person
  • 3 Vegan Meals Each Day
  • Nutrition Workshops
  • Group Coaching
  • Daily Yoga
  • Daily Meditation
  • Excursion To Arusha Town
  • Visit A Local Village
  • Shop At Open Air Market
  • Visit To UAACC
  • Expat Roundtable
Early Bird

Double Occupancy

Garden Room
$ 6400 For 2 people
Save $200-Early Bird Price Ends May 24
  • 7 Nights Lodging 2 people
  • 3 Vegan Meals Each Day
  • Nutrition Workshops
  • Group Coaching
  • Daily Yoga
  • Daily Meditation
  • Excursion To Arusha Town
  • Visit A Local Village
  • Shop At Open Air Market
  • Visit To UAACC
  • Expat Roundtable
Early Bird

Does not include the cost of your travel to Arusha Tanzania, Recommended Trip Insurance, or any of the add-on options.

About Tanzania And Arusha

Tanzania is in central east Africa and is bordered by Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. The eastern coastline is on the Indian Ocean.

Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas that are visited by tourist on Safari in hopes of seeing the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Kilimanjaro National Park is home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lies the tropical island of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences.

Tanzania is a culturally eclectic and with over 120 ethnic groups and various religious beliefs. It’s extremely rich in age-old cultures and traditions. Swahili is the national language, with many people also speaking tribal languages. The population is well known for being friendly and polite to visitors. 

Arusha is Tanzania’s gateway to the northern circuit of stellar national parks and the starting point for many a safari trips. It’s one of the larger cities and is growing larger all the time. It is home to many foreigners and tourists can often be seen walking through the central city area.

The town offers a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, and shopping areas – and, for the most part, it’s lush and green and enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year, thanks to its altitude (about 1300m) and its location near the foot of Mt Meru.

The wider Arusha area is an agricultural area due to the rich volcanic soil and the precipitation levels. Coffee, bananas, mangos, avocados, tomatoes, cabbage, corn, and potatoes are just some of the crops grown. 

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