Safari Kenya

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

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

GLOW Yoga Retreats
  • Mobile phone verified
20 reviews

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

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



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Reviews

I just had probably the best week of my life, having fun and sharing with the most amazing people, learning about ourself and other, growing together around yoga and puppies. Kayla and Rivka did their best to make this week perfect and simple, and I am so thankful for their work and wha they taught us To the next glow retreat, cheers !
Such an amazing experience. This trip was so transformative and rewarding and just so much fun. Kayla and Shan are wonderful teachers that care and connect with you, and are genuine in providing support whenever you are in your journey. The Cove is a magical place to visit and it felt so good to get to eat delicious vegan food everyday. I will definately be back on more trips as soon as possible!
By diana uang for Goddess 7 Chakras in Bali on Oct 22, 2019
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Trip of a lifetime and life changing in so many positive ways. The yoga, the people, the food and the accommodations were 5 star!
By Courtney Whistler for Safari Kenya on Oct 14, 2019
I initially chose this retreat because I loved how everything was included in the price. Hotel, breakfast, dinner, yoga and excursions were all coordinated so I didn’t have to really think once I got there. The retreat itself was beyond my expectations. The teachers Kayla, Cait, and Karina were such beautiful, inspiring, warm people and incredible teachers. I felt blessed to be their student. I learned so much from them and the other students on the retreat. I feel like I came away with the serenity and tools I was looking for and gained many friends in the process. Kayla is GOALS on many levels and I must admit I felt a little star struck witnessing her beautiful practice. I will surely be attending another of her retreats. She is truly a light in this world!
By Tressa Cox for Five Elements in Bali on Oct 08, 2019
I had a fantastic time on this retreat! I would highly recommend this experience!
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