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Your tailor-made yoga retreat in the wonderful wilds of Kenya - Sunday 1st - Friday 6th September 2019
Revitalise your mind, body and soul in Laikipia on this unique yoga retreat. This structured itinerary allows you to fully immerse yourself in a meditative way of life, focusing on rejuvenation and exploring your love for yoga more deeply with like-minded people surrounding you. All the yoga sessions will be tailored to the ability of individuals in the group by your professional instructors, all of whom are fully certificated.
The retreat is individual in its setting overlooking the African savannah, and during your escape you will go on safari in the Masai Mara and possibly get to witness the sought after 'Big Five'. Or you may just see them from the pool deck which overlooks two watering holes.
If all this wasn't enough the food is all vegetarian, or vegan if booked in advance, and focuses on health and well-being combining fruit and vegetable drinks with each meal. Your body and spirit will be rejuvenated and at peace after this luxury yoga retreat in the wilds of Kenya.
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Sun 1st Sept: Take to the skies
Fly, usually overnight from Europe/USA to Nairobi then a private charter flight direct to Loisaba Airstrip.
On arrival you will make your way to Ol Lentille where you can relax and refresh after your long-haul flight.
In the afternoon, you will have your lunch as a group including your yogis so you can get to know each other. In the evening you have a choice of a short viewpoint walk or a 60-minute evening yoga class followed by sundowners. As if that wasn’t enough, you will enjoy a night game drive back to your lodge followed by dinner.
Mon 2nd Sept: Relax Mind, Body and Soul
An early start ensues with meditation on the pool deck as the sun rises, followed by a yoga session. After this relaxing beginning to the morning, breakfast will then be served, all vegetarian with emphasis on health and well-being.
Mid-morning focuses on the local primary school Nkiloriti, assisting Africa Yoga Project to give lessons to the children and getting to know them. Lunch is then provided after this excursion, following this you have a choice to relax at the spa, by the pool or try your hand at archery.
Late evening includes another yoga session in the cooler dwindling sunlight. After the sun has gone down you will meditate your mind, body and soul in the relaxing lamplit surroundings. Then your evening meal will be served, which will be much needed after this rewarding day.
Tues 3rd Sept: Community Pursuits
Another early morning rise, with meditation on the library deck with views across the savannah, followed by a physical, mental and spiritual yoga session. Breakfast will be served at The Chief’s house together as a group, allowing bonding time to create friendships.
Visiting the local Samburu market allows you to experience the culture of the community, enabling you to invest in the local people and have a memento of your retreat experience.
The evening activities are the same as the previous nights, concentrating on relaxing and winding down before your evenings rest.
Wed 4th Sept: Safari, Safari, Safari!
An early morning game drive to Ol Lentille allowing you to take in the sights of the waking savannah whilst hiking up Lentille peak to meditate at 1977 metres, an incredible experience you won’t forget. After this you will take part in slow paced Yin Yoga where you can take in the incredible views. Breakfast will be served picnic style where you have another opportunity to relax and soak in your surrounding in this unique secluded location.
A game drive back to the lodge then takes you into the afternoon and evening yoga and meditation routine, where you can relax and unwind in your safari location.
Thurs 5th Sept: Memories to Last a Lifetime
Another early morning of meditating and yoga on the pool deck with fantastic views overlooking two watering holes, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to relax to the sights and sounds of elephants and other wildlife playing and drinking. This will be followed by a healthy breakfast.
Mid-morning you will travel to another local primary school, Ngabolo, to assist the yogis teaching lessons to the young children. A rewarding and unique experience to utilise your skills to teach others in the art of yoga. On returning to the lodge you will have lunch and the opportunity to relax in the savannah heat, or the option to visit the local village Manyatta at an additional cost of $30 per person.
In the evening you will have your last sundown yoga session overlooking the watering holes. Following this on your last night you will enjoy a bush dinner under the vast African starry sky. This experience allows you to connect to the landscape surrounding you and will provide everlasting memories of your trip.
Fri 6th Sept: Final Goodbyes
Final day blues, this morning will be your last change to meditate to the sounds of the African Savannah in complete serenity. It will also be your last yoga session before your departure. However, you will be able to indulge in one last healthy fruit-filled breakfast with your group saying your final goodbyes before you depart.
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Kenya, Africa
Our 'Kenyan Yoga Holiday in Laikipia' includes accommodation, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, wildlife safaris, yoga and meditation sessions, activities and community ventures as indicated. Add return airstrip transfers to Loisaba at $100pp, and conservation fees at $80pppn. International and internal domestic flights not included.
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