Safari Kenya

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Kayla Nielsen
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5 reviews
Apr 12 - 19, 2019
Group size: 5 - 5
Safari Kenya
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya

Kayla Nielsen
  • Mobile phone verified
5 reviews

Deposit: $950
Apr 12 - 19, 2019
Group size: 5 - 5

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.

Although you are just sitting in a car during game drives- they can still be quite exhausting! The roads are unpaved, and can get quite rough (which is why having a nice stretch after is perfect!)

Each of the excursions also involve about 2 hours driving time. So, if you're feeling burnt out of being in the car, 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 and a hat. 

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!

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, Partner Theraputics, Intro to Ayurveda, and 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 12)

*Please note that we will arrange a pick up time and location for the AC vans to transfer you from Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Entrance Gate.

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

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

7:00 pm: Bonfire and Opening Ceremony 

7:30 pm: Group Dinner

Your Organizer

Kayla Nielsen
5 reviews
My name is Kayla Nielsen. I am the founder of Go Light Our World (GLOW), which is a non-profit organization that diminishes poverty with solar solutions. I am also the founder of Kindred Connections, a charitable organization serving mistreated animals around the world. I am currently implementing projects across Africa, Asia, and India. In addition to running GLOW and KC, I am also a traveling yoga teacher. My teaching styles & specialties are: dynamic vinyasa flows, arm balance & inversion workshops, back bending workshops, partner yoga therapeutics, yin, meditation & visualization. I am a dedicated Karma Yogi, in that the majority of my global retreats are fundraisers for GLOW's solar projects within impoverished communities . I am often found upside down, adventuring, or mermaiding somewhere around the world. Instagram: @kaylala88, @go_light_our_world, @glowyogaretreats Facebook: Kayla Nielsen Yoga Websites:, &


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.
We had a great time! Such a solid group of inspirational women. and Kayla, Sarah and Rivka were amazing leaders and hosts. I will never forget this retreat or these people!
By Britteny Salvador for Algarve, Portugal on Aug. 15, 2018
Amazing! Kayla was so helpful and welcoming the entire time. Based on the itinerary I wasn’t sure if there were enough planned activities but once we were there, the environment was so relaxed and friendly that there was always some activity to join. I also loved getting to hear Kayla’s work through GLOW. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone wanting fun and relaxation.
By Kimberly Tran for Algarve, Portugal on Jul. 02, 2018
My retreat with GLOW in Portugal was incredible! I went into this experience with zero expectations and left feeling fulfilled and so inspired. From the very beginning, Kayla was clear that this was OUR time...She was flexible with the schedule, which made every day comfortable and stress-free. Kayla herself is an amazing teacher/human and made the retreat feel effortless! Her fellow teachers Rivka and Sarah and her photographer Annie added so much great energy and light to the week! (Seriously...Such a great group of females!) So, if you've been thinking about going on one of Kayla's retreats... DO IT. I can honestly say this is one of those life changing, soul lifting experiences that I will forever be grateful for. Can't wait for the next one!
By sarah meyer for Algarve, Portugal on Jun. 26, 2018