Safari Kenya

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

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

GLOW Yoga Retreats
  • Mobile phone verified
8 reviews

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 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 impoverished communities within this same country, 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
  • Chimp Sanctuary
    Jane Goodall Chimp Sanctuary visit transportation and fees 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
  • 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


Day 1 (Fri. April 17)

*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

Your Organizer

GLOW Yoga Retreats
8 reviews
GLOW Yoga Retreats are holistic experiences designed to support charitable initiatives around the world through mindful action. Partial or total proceeds from each event are donated to Go Light Our World (GLOW) or Kindred Connection, in an effort to cultivate compassion for the Earth and all living beings. ​Join the movement. ​


Amazing. Great food. Beautiful aesthetic.
By Melanie Maglieri for Goddess in Morocco on Jun 18, 2019
I had an amazing time volunteering! It was a bit unorganized at times with pick ups and getting to the clinic, but that’s understandable for it being the first project. I loved staying at lotus shores. The yoga was fantastic, the food was amazing, and it was so peaceful. Everyone I met was so wonderful and made the whole experience even better. The volunteering aspect was so rewarding and I loved being able to be a part of such an amazing cause. Overall it was an amazing experience and I’m very greateful to have been a part of it! Thank you :)
Extremely grateful to have found this trip via Kayla and Kindred Connection, but this particular week was extremely unorganized...this was the feedback felt by other folks during the week as well. Mix-up with the volunteer dates: most people anticipated the project ending on October 31 (not the actual October 30) this can alter flights, accomodation, your deposit and balance due. Kindred Connection Street Dog (& Cat) majorly lacks monetary transparency. From volunteer sign up costs, money raised online, to local donations at registration desks - none of it is calculated and posted for transparency: this really confused me as I was chased and shamed for money after thoroughly communicating in advance my change in volunteering dates - there needs to be 100% transparency when running an NGO as this is the major issue with all of them globally. There wasn't much work to do when there wasn't a clinic day which can be frustrating for folks who show up really wanting to contribute. It wasn't specified in the description that there would be specific clinic days (the dates and village locations are organized on posters and advertised online and in the towns, so look out for them on instagram (@puppypuddlesiargao) and be sure to show up on and around the surgery clinic days) It seemed like more work could have been organized beforehand for volunteers during the days when the pop-up spay/neuter clinics were not active. There also isn't any mention on WeTravel of the two major animal foundations that Kindred Connection is partnering with locally - Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation (the veterinarians from Manila) and Puppy Puddle Siargao. There isn't any wish list posted and if you ask via email in advance you're asked just to bring cash donation. If you are traveling from a developed country, it is very easy and cheap to bring crucial materials like; an animal specific shaving razor, surgery instruments, gauze, medical tape, surgery drapes and the like....even collars and leashes would really be useful to bring and donate as many locals do not have the money for leash and collar for their pets and it's MUCH safer to have these on the animals while they are waiting for surgery and when waking up after surgery. I spent most of my time with the doctors and was told they desperately need certain items as their tools rust & burn out quickly and are all usually donated second hand as they are expensive on these islands. Cash is spent for vaccines, syringes, veterinary flights, food etc. This was extremely frustrating to learn - i could have brought a lot of these items from NYC, if only a wish list was researched & prepared in advance! Lastly, although we sign a waiver with the risks involved, it should be reiterated in the WeTravel description and in email to have at minimum, your anti-rabies and tetanus shot vaccination up to date. The work is super risky even if you are comfortable working with animals in stressful situations. Much love, DZ
This trip was magical! Before this retreat I had practiced yoga maybe 4 hours my entire life. Kayla and Cait made me feel welcomed and confident. Through their empowering sessions I was able to push my body in ways I never thought possible. All of the women at the retreat were incredible. The atmosphere was one filled with love happiness and trust. I felt free to come as I was, shed parts of me that I no longer needed, and grow. This is a truly life changing experience that I have not stopped recommending to anyone who will listen. Kayla created a sanctuary where all were welcomed and no one left the same. I am already counting down until next year!
It was an amazing experience that is still impacting my life. I thought it was going to be hard for me because I had never before practiced yoga but Kayla and Cait were awesome. I didn't feel uncomfortable or that I wasn't doing what I was supposed to do, I felt free, doing my best on my own pace. I felt in peace, able to silent my thoughts for seconds for me was a huge accomplished. Connected with myself and with the girls in a way I never ever thought I could. I feel lighter, my heart does, my expectations of myself. Im so grateful with Kayla and Cait for this extraordinary experience, zero regrets! Thanks so much for be dedicated to help so many women to heal, to love themselves.
Show More Reviews