Safari Kenya

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

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GLOW Yoga Retreats
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14 reviews
Apr 17 - 24, 2020
Group size: 8 - 25
Safari Kenya
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

GLOW Yoga Retreats
  • Mobile phone verified
14 reviews

$3725
Deposit: $950
Apr 17 - 24, 2020
Group size: 8 - 25

About this trip

Join us for an 8 day, 7 night yoga safari retreat in Ol Pejeta Conservancy!
Reconnect to the heart of the wilderness by enjoying unlimited guided game drives, as well as diving deeper into the physical, mental and spiritual elements of the yoga practice within one of the country's most breathtaking areas. 

100% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to Go Light Our World (GLOW)’s solar projects and Kindred Connection's animal conservation projects in Kenya. Not only will you be investing in a life-changing experience for yourself in a beautiful location; but you will also be giving back to the local community, as well. 

Game Drives, Yoga Classes and Excursions

Please understand that every game drive, yoga class and excursion is OPTIONAL. This retreat is your OWN. We ask of you to please listen to your body first before sticking to the itinerary we've created. 


Understand that if you choose to participate in EVERY game drive, class and excursion- you will likely leave this retreat with less energy  than when you came! We simply offer sunrise and sunset game drives daily because these are the best times to see the animals.


We have 3 vehicles for our group. This means there is A LOT of flexibility. It's best to be open and communicative prior to starting the game drive about whether you prefer to stay out for a short or a long session. This way, we can organize into each car according to individual needs, and everyone can be as happy and comfortable as possible. 


It's important to note that although you are just sitting in a car during game drives- they can still be quite exhausting! The roads are unpaved, and can get very rough (which is why having a nice stretch after is perfect!). 


Each of the excursions also involves several additional hours of car time.  So, if you're feeling burnt out from a lot of sitting, and would rather stick to watching the animals, feel free to stay behind!



Weather and Packing Suggestions

Most people assume because we'll be located right on the equator in Africa, it must be scorching hot. 

This is only partially true. 


The early mornings and evenings are COLD, so please pack layered clothing accordingly. 


During the day, we have higher chances of rain in April, but it will also stay much warmer than the dry season. When there's no rain, the midday sun is scorching. 

Please come prepared with plenty of sunscreen, a hat, and rehydration salts.


Just because it's hot, doesn't necessarily mean you'll want to be uncovered. Most people find it cooler to have light, loose pants and/or long sleeve tops. 


Although it will be the rainy season during the retreat, this means there will be plenty of baby animals to be seen, lush vegetation, fewer people in the park, and incredible moody skies for sunset. 

It also means the roads can be even more rough, and visibility can be lower with the long grass and small creatures. 


Either way- we have hot showers, log fires to warm up with in every cottage, and hot water bottles in the our beds and in our safari vehicles for those cold mornings and evenings!


We will send a specific suggested packing list closer to the departure date. 

What’s included

  • Luxury Accomodation
    7 nights at Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages
  • Unlimited Game Drives
    Each cottage comes with a guide and safari vehicle for guests to enjoy any hour of the day or night!
  • Daily Yoga
    Variety of styles
  • Guided Meditation
    Offered daily
  • Intensive Workshops
    Arm balance, Back bending, Partner Theraputics, Bhavinization
  • Kindred Connection Visit
    Entrance fee and transport included
  • GLOW Project
    Transportation to one of GLOW's project sites within Nanyuki area
  • Park Fees
    Included in price
  • Conservation Fees
    Included in price
  • Entrance Fees
    Included in Price
  • Kenyan Cooking Class
    Learn with the locals how to make a tasty (vegan) Kenyan dish!
  • All Meals
    Vegan
  • All Drinks
    Drinking water, juice, alcohol, etc.
  • Sundowners
    Snacks and drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) every evening
  • Gate Transport
    Safari vehicle pick up and drop off at Ol Pejeta Entrance Gate upon arrival and departure of retreat
  • Transport From Nairobi
    AC van transport from Nairobi meeting point to Ol Pejeta Entrance Gate the morning of the retreat start date
  • Laundry Service
    Provided by The Safari Cottage's staff
  • Airfare
    International and domestic
  • Airport Pick Up
    Can be arranged through credible drivers
  • Airport Drop Off
    Can be arranged with credible drivers
  • Travel Insurance
    Highly recommended
  • Cost of Visa
    Typically available on arrival for most countries
  • Gratuities
    For staff (especially safari drivers) at The Safari Cottages
  • Additional excursions
    Including other conservancies, trekking, mountain climbing, etc
  • Airport Tax
    Usually included in flight price
  • Additional Transport
    Including motorbikes, taxis, car hires, etc.
  • Souvenirs
    Personal Expense
  • Medical Needs
    Vaccinations and other medical needs
  • Non-Vegan Food
    Available for order in advance if wanted/needed

Itinerary

Day 1 (Fri. April 17)
Arrival

*Meet at Ol Sereni Hotel in Nairobi at 10 am for van transport to Ol Pejeta Entrance Gate.

*Safari vehicles will take us to The Safari Cottages from the gate.

*Please note lunch is not included this day, so eat a big breakfast, and pack snacks for the car.

*Snacks on arrival at The Safari Cottages


2:00 pm: Arrive at Ol Pejeta Entrance Gate


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Game drive through the park on the way to the cottages

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Snacks and drinks available on arrival


5:30 pm - 6:45 pm: Gentle Sunset Yoga and Guided Meditation with Kayla


7:00 pm: Bonfire & Sundowners 

7:30 pm: Group Dinner



Who’s interested

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Reviews

Wonderful and transformative. Kayla and Sarah were amazing retreat leaders. They were so open and warm to us and facilitated a relaxing and connective experience. The yoga classes themselves were perfect. Some were extremely zen and some really helpful workshops that helped improve my overall physical yoga practice.
By Margaret D'Amour for Goddess in Portugal on Aug 02, 2019
This was a life changing trip and I met so many amazing women. I will never forget who I met and what I took away on this trip. I wish there was more yoga offered. Even if I had one more class a day like the very first class we had with Kayla it would've felt more like a yoga intensive. Also the hot tub and sauna were advertised as perks for the trip but the sauna was broken halfway into the trip and getting the hot tub turned on was difficult. I do realize that is not GLOW yoga's problem, its Dream Sea's but I just wanted to write it as thats my feedback on the retreat as a whole. Kayla and Sarah are beautiful humans who I hope to meet again in another retreat. I have been recommending GLOW retreats already and this definitely will not be the last one I do. Thank you so much for an incredible experience.
By mallory fabian for Goddess in Portugal on Jul 29, 2019
BEST.RETREAT.EVER. This was hands down one of the most magical weeks of my life. I enjoyed every minute and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to connect with and meet so many incredible women. Kayla is an absolute rockstar! And Sarah is the actual best human being alive. They were a magnificent team and helped us along every step of the journey. I could not recommend this retreat enough. I'm so happy I took the leap and went to Portugal! I highly recommend this trip to anyone even remotely interested.
By Alycia Maloney for Goddess in Portugal on Jul 29, 2019
This retreat was a little disappointing, not as much mindfullness and mediation as mentioned on the agenda, plus 1 session was cut from the timetable. The villa had also been overbooked, so I was on a put up bed which collapsed on me a few times. The teachers did not host and reach out to the full group at all, there was a big divide in the group and this was only enhanced by the teachers, I did not feel welcome for much of the week. The Dreamsea Surf House and staff were amazing and the food was excellent. Overall the yoga classes were great but there was not enough "onandoffthematt" for me. Probably a great retreat as an introduction to yoga.
By rachel clark for Goddess in Portugal on Jul 22, 2019
I never thought I would live such a transformative retreat when I registered... A (re)connection at so many levels. Five days of amazing yoga practices led by the beautiful and inspiring yoginis Kayla and Aubry 💚, chilling, surfing, laughing, sharing with all those wonderful Goddesses. My heart is full of Love and unforgettable memories of this new but eternal sisterhood. Thank you Kayla and Aubry, thank you my everlasting Glow Yoga family for being who you are, for spreading Love. I love you Forever Elodie
By Elodie Marcheteau for Goddess in Morocco on Jul 09, 2019
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