Safari Retreat in Kenya with Oculus Travel

Samburu, Kenya

Oculus Travel LLC
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Nov 4 - 9, 2024
Group size: 4 - 8
Safari Retreat in Kenya with Oculus Travel
Samburu, Kenya

Oculus Travel LLC
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Nov 4 - 9, 2024
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip

Join us this November for an unforgettable five-night retreat on safari in the heart of Samburu, Kenya.

This special retreat, hosted by Oculus Travel and facilitated by two seasoned retreat professionals, celebrates nature, travel, and our paths as female travellers through life’s journey.

We get it; there are overwhelming options for wellness retreats and a lot of ambiguity surrounding what that entails and what you'll get out of it. This retreat is unique, as we blend nature and wilderness adventures and give you a chance to restore and reset.

So, we invite you to join us on this transformative journey to find clarity and joy and rediscover your personal sparkle! 

Now close your eyes and imagine:

You are surrounded by stunning scenery, a blend of the wild, luxury and back to basics, in a space where you feel supported, guided and surrounded by like-minded women. You spend four nights at Sasaab Lodge, where you feel safari and zen blend perfectly. You feel a deep sense of calm and reconnection with nature and yourself. You are laughing, connecting, softening. 
Dancing or gazing and dreaming into the fire, resting and having new experiences, mixed with adventures in the wild. Feeling joyful and alive and connecting with your true nature, melting away old ways of being that no longer serve you. 

You will feel nourished with home-grown goodness from the garden and nutritious menus designed by the executive chef to support your rejuvenation journey. 

Our unique transformative retreat program intertwines with unforgettable safari experiences, such as:

* Exploring the Samburu wilderness on game drives and various wilderness excursions. 

* Gain insights into Samburu traditions through the lodge’s 4Cs cultural learning hub.

* Guided by the retreat facilitators, this is your chance to reflect, grow, and be nourished on all levels. You will gain inspiration and transformative learning tools to integrate into your daily life back home.

* Culminating our retreat during our stay at Giraffe Manor.

On our final night in Nairobi, we’ll reflect on what we learned from the previous days in the wild. After taking some time to refresh and integrate in the wilds of Kenya, return home rejuvenated and energised, ready for your next chapter.

Retreat Workshops & Experiences

Experience 1 - 2 workshops daily. Practices will be mixed into the safari experiences and held separately, supporting Mind, Body, and Soul throughout the retreat.

We will cover the following topics:

* Your relationship with your body and self

* Relationship: with self and others

* Open to profound love with self and others

* Feminine embodiment

* Authentic expression 

* Your personal blueprint

* Boundaries.

Practices that will help you to:

* Listen to your body, mind and soul.

* Connect more deeply to yourself and your inner power and wisdom.

* Release and heal old wounds and unhelpful patterns.

* Claim your feminine power and confidence.

* Gain self-trust, trust in others, and in life

* Embrace your essence and authenticity. 

* Live in alignment with your values and be met there.

You’ll receive:

* Transformative practices

* Proven Coaching Strategies

   … and a whole heap of love and heart!

It’s a powerful system for unlocking yourself and your core needs, wants and desires.

You’ll be experiencing both theory and experiential learning, where we will guide you through different practices such as:

- Breath Awareness 

- Intuitive Movement 

- Embodiment Practices

- Partner & Group Sharing Practices

- Visualisation Practices

- Self Enquiry Practices

Your retreat facilitators

Nathalie Sommer is a transformational life and feminine embodiment coach who focuses on improving our relationships with ourselves and others. She enjoys seeing her clients transform as they reconnect and rediscover their inner truth and sparkle.

Melanie Angerer is a holistic health, nutrition, and movement coach. She helps her clients align their physical experiences with their emotional and personal development desires, empowering them with the tools to revitalise and facilitate achieving their life goals in harmony with their authentic selves and the environment.

Logistics for Arrival

Please arrive in Nairobi under your own arrangements in time to leave for Sasaab at 10 a.m. on November 4th. We will spend four nights in Samburu's vast and beautiful landscapes and then return to Nairobi for one night at Giraffe Manor.

All meals will be included, along with a standard drinks package that includes non-alcoholic beverages and a selection of local wines.

A minimum sign-up of 4 guests is required for this tour to proceed.

A 30% non-refundable deposit is payable on confirmation and will not be refunded if the participant cancels. However, if the organisers cancel the retreat, the deposit will be fully refunded.

If you are a solo traveller willing to share and need partner-matching to share a room with you, reach out to us and let us know, and we'll find a sharing partner for you.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    4 nights at Sasaab Lodge, 1 night at Giraffe Manor & Retreat
  • Flights and Transfers
    All internal flights and road transfers from Nairobi to Sasaab and back again, to Giraffe Manor and back to Jomo Kenyatta Airport
  • Meals - All inclusive
    All meals with a standard drinks package
  • Full Retreat Programme
    All retreat activities included
  • Game viewing Excursions
    All standard game activities and drives included, with additional excursions available at a cost

What’s not included

  • International flights
    Tour starts from arrival in Nairobi on 4th November, until departure from Giraffe Manor on the 9th
  • Tips and grautuities
  • Elective Spa treatments
  • Visa
    Kenya visa required before arrival (available online)
  • Premium drinks
    Can be ordered on your own account
  • Personal Insurances
    Travel insurance is required for booking this trip
  • Optional Helicopter trip
    Highly recommended helicopter journey is available at additional charge and must be pre-arranged.
  • Medical Considerations
    Yellow Fever shot is required to enter Kenya, please bring your certificate. Speak to your doctor about other travel vaccines and anti-malerials

Available Packages

Kenya retreat sharing rate
Available until June 9, 2024

5-night wellness and wilderness retreat in Kenya. This is the per-person sharing rate.

Deposit: $2,250
Kenya retreat single rate
Available until June 9, 2024

Single supplement for 5-night wellness and wilderness retreat in Kenya. 

Deposit: $2,850

Available options

Onward Travel

If you need help with travel arrangements before or after this trip, contact, and we'll take care of them for you.

Helicopter Excursion
Deposit: $0

A safari in the sky that provides a bird's eye view of the wider landscape. 

Price is per person based on 5 pax, including conservation fees


Serenity in Samburu



Meet your host, retreat facilitators, and fellow group members at Wilson Airport in time to catch your scheduled 10 a.m. Safarilink flight to Sasaab Airstrip on November 4th. You will be collected and enjoy a short game drive from Sasaab Airstrip to Sasaab Lodge.


Once we have settled in at Sasaab Lodge, after receiving a warm welcome, orientation and lunch, we will start the retreat with an opening circle. Your facilitators will serve you some delicious cacao. You’ll be guided through a powerful self-enquiry and intention-setting practice. You’ll journey inwards to facilitate your transformation journey over the coming days.

We'll then proceed with our afternoon game activity, enjoy sundowners and our delicious first dinner, and have some time to sit around the campfire before turning in for the night.

The activities, which include physical practices, and visualisations, movement and stretching routines, guided nature walks, and guided meditation and relaxation sessions, will be driven by the group's needs and preferences. 

Your Organizer

Oculus Travel LLC
Gayle Higginbotham runs New York-based Oculus Travel, a boutique travel curatorship designing transformative journeys. Our ethos is care and service excellence, conservation, and regenerative travel. Our Purpose is to: - Realize the transformative impact on travelers in accomplishing their journey's purpose & in discovering their ability to achieve positive change, - Develop strong client relationships through thoughtful & considerate care. - Support conservation and spearhead regenerative tourism.