Boasting unique park adventures, bucket-list safari excursions, locally owned and family operated resorts, traditionally prepared Swahili meals, and an internationally certified Yoga teacher, this retreat is more than an experience worth sharing - it is a trip of a lifetime.
Going on safari in Africa is an unforgettable, unique experience offering an exciting mix of wildlife adventure, cultural encounters and spectacular scenery! Escape the hustle and bustle of daily living on safari. Watch wild animals roaming freely in the bush and fall asleep to the sounds of mother nature. An African safari gives you the chance to observe rare and mysterious animals in the wild, whilst immersing yourself in the wilderness. Enjoy opportunities for memorable photos of the incredible places, people and wild animals. The guides not only show you the way but also give you more insight into the movements and behavior of Africa’s wild animals, as well as provide a deeper understanding of the cultures and sights you are visiting. The cost of safari includes conservation fees for the game parks and wildlife centers that we visit, helping to protect the wilderness areas and the wildlife that inhabits them. Also included in your safari is an accommodation at environmentally responsible lodges and safari camps that contribute to the well-being of African wildlife, as well as local communities and culture.
Lamu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is arguably the most complete Swahili town in existence. It is one of the most magical destinations in Kenya and is famed for being the oldest and best-preserved example of a Swahili settlement in East Africa. Set in an archipelago of coral fringed islands, it enchants visitors with its narrow cobbled alleyways, wandering donkeys, weather-beaten stone buildings, hidden courtyards, and is the sight of rustic wooden dhows sailing in the distance. Lamu Town seems almost ethereal as you approach it from the water, with the shopfronts and mosques creeping out from behind a forest of dhow masts. Up close, the illusion shatters and the town becomes a hive of activity - from the busy waterfront, with heavy carts wheeled to and fro, to the pungent labyrinth of donkey-wide alleyways. Your nostrils are filled with blue smoke from the meat grilling over open fires, the organic scent of the cured wooden shutters on houses built of stone and coral.
The destination of choice of the majority of travelers who come to Lamu Island; Shela, is like a smaller version of Lamu Town put through a high-end wringer, with the presence of artists, designers and yoga retreats adding a bohemian touch. It’s a cleaner, more compact warren of dirt and sand streets, numerous lodgings and the best dining in the Lamu archipelago.
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Arrive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Check into hotel, meet the group, and relax for the evening.