2019 Luxury Kenya Safari • Exotic Yoga Retreat
- 10-day / 9-night yoga safari retreat
- Immerse in nature: unique walking and driving safaris with a highly trained guide
- Expand your practice: daily outdoor yoga classes
- Awake: Stay in two luxury safari lodges with your own private terrace overlooking the African bush
- Explore: a World Heritage archaeological site and lunch in a local village
- Savor: gourmet cuisine based on local produce, for all dietary preferences
- Go deeper: meditate at sunset alongside the Big 5!
- Relax and refresh: afternoon high tea, sundowners and magical sunset meditations
- Experience: a once-in-a-lifetime connection with nature!
ScheduleFLOW OF A DAY
Mornings are glorious and full of wonder as we head out on a guided walking or driving safari, communing with animals, birds, trees and plants. Upon return to the lodge, we enjoy a delicious brunch. Then there is free time to rest, swim in the pool, spot wildlife nearby or stroll on the lodge’s self-guided nature trail.
After a leisurely siesta, convene for an afternoon Hatha yoga session outdoors on the peaceful safari lodge grounds. Then join in a cultural adventure, such as having lunch in a local village or visiting a fascination Unesco World Heritage site. Late afternoon before we set out for our sunset safari, luxuriate in an elegant high tea and prepare for another magical adventure on the savannah!
The hours after sunset are for enjoying the profound relaxation that comes with living according to nature’s cycle. Eat together al fresco under the glittering night sky. It is a calm time to share the experiences, insights and joys of the day.
About This Event
Bush to Beach Yoga Holiday
Do yoga alongside the “big five” and discover inspiration in a Gaudi-esque handcrafted treehouse tower on this Luxury Kenya Safari! For our first of two locations, we invite you to stay at an award-winning eco-lodge in a UNESCO World Heritage conservancy with amazing game drives and sumptuous organic farm-to-table cuisine served by an unparalleled staff. Then, we travel to the white sand beaches and tropical waters of Kenya’s coast, where we stay in a wildly unique boutique guesthouse, built with love and in perfect synergy with nature.
FLOW OF THE DAY
Whilst we are on safari at Sirikoi, we’ll be awoken each morning to the sounds of the African bush, and at first light we’ll depart on our private Big 5 jeep safari drive. We return to the palatial Sirikoi grounds to savour a breakfast, followed by time to relax by the pool, or order a massage in your suite.
At Watamu Treehouse, on the coast, we meet the sunrise in the yoga studio for a beautifully blended Hatha-Vinyasa yoga class with Nina, followed by sumptuous and nutritious breakfast in one of the many Treehouse dining areas.
Sit down to a lunch of mouthwatering salads, soups and other healthy, organic and nutrient-filled delights. On safari at Sirikoi, we’ll start our Hatha-Vinyasa yoga class with Nina on a private deck overlooking a wildlife watering-hole around mid-afternoon. Spot elephant, wildebeest and zebra as you enjoy your yoga session!
At Watamu Treehouse, our afternoon will be spent in nature, kayaking, swimming and soaking up the sun on the white-sand tropical beach, or simply enjoying the view with a good book, or in the Treehouse massage and pedicure room!
Sunset on safari is a wonderful time to spot big African game, and so we will depart on our evening jeep drive. We stop for an African tradition – a sundowner – to toast the day and share in awe over the technicolour expanse of the African sky as day bleeds into night. We return to the lodge to freshen up, and then enjoy a magical evening dining al fresco – under a blanket of stars!
Travel to Sirikoi Lodge, Lewa Conservancy, Kenya
Meet the group at Jomo Kenyatta International airport to travel together to our first retreat location, the stunning and luxurious Sirikoi Lodge! We’ll have a welcome lunch upon arrival, a gentle jet-lag recovery yoga session, and our opening circle, followed by a delicious opening dinner.
October 21 – 24
Sirikoi Lodge, Kenya
We’ll settle in to our luxury accomodations at the Sirikoi Lodge for a few days of exploration, nature, and yoga. We’ll begin the day with a guided game drive or walk, followed by brunch and leisure time. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy a soulful yoga practice together, followed by an evening game drive with sundowner cocktails. In the evening we’ll sit down to a wonderful meal. We’ll also have some special excursions during our stay at Sirikoi.
Sirikoi Lodge to Nairobi, Kenya and Watamu Treehouse
In the morning, we’ll depart Sirikoi for a shuttle transfer to Nariobi airport. We’ll take a short flight to Malindi, Kenya to our next unique accomodation, the Watamu Treehouse. When we arrive, we’ll enjoy a warm greeting and refreshments, and do a group sunset Hatha yoga and meditation together on the beach, followed by dinner.
October 26 – 29
We’ll settle into the groove of our surroundings and immerse ourselves in nature and yoga as we spend the next four days at Watamu Treehouse. We’ll begin the day with yoga and a healthy breakfast, venture out for some local excursions to enjoy the beach and the local villages, followed by a delicious lunch, and end each day with a slow flow yoga session at sunset and dinner in a unique setting.
Watamu Treehouse to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
We enjoy a final sunrise yoga and meditation together, followed by a healthy breakfast, and then begin the journey home, feeling rested, revitalized, and connected. We’ll plan to arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by 1:00 pm local time and say goodbye to new friends before departing onward.
SIRIKOI SAFARI LODGE
You are invited to a multi-award-winning eco-lodge with unrivalled exclusivity, luxury and charm. Sirikoi is an intimate, family-owned safari lodge set in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lewa Conservancy, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. The World Travel Awards has named Sirikoi Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge for three years running. Sirikoi lodge is sustainable, sumptuous, and exotic, with an old-world feel and exceptional service. You can anticipate a swimming pool, rolling green lawns, favored by zebra, giraffe and buffalo, on-site massage, and organic permaculture gardens, with more than 80 varieties of fruits and vegetables grown year-round.
Anticipate a handcrafted treehouse tower, resplendent with bespoke glass art and 360 degree views of a paradise beach and mangrove estuary. This is Watamu Treehouse, a yogi’s home away from home. Each suite is unique and every corner of the tower is a sight to behold. Wake up to the sound of tropical birdlife and drift to sleep with a view of the sparkling African sky. Spend your afternoons engaging in the exciting range of gentle adventures of offer, from kayaking, snorkelling in the protected marine reserve just off-shore, or join us for a Standup Paddle Board yoga session on a creek through the mangroves.
YOGA & MEDITATION
Well-traveled nomad, Nina Butler, weaves breath, strength, flexibility and awareness into a moving meditation that accommodates beginners and advanced practitioners. While her practice is strong, her teaching is sensitive and heart-oriented, supporting students to move within their personal pace and rhythm. Nina also shares mindfulness practices, meditations, and soul-soothing yin sessions to cultivate the perfect balance on your retreat between uplifting flow, and introspective restoration.
“I didn’t know what to expect on a yoga safari. The experience was beyond my imagination! Hiking, meditating and doing yoga in nature made me feel one with nature and connected with myself in a way I never knew before.”