Big 5 - Luxury Africa Yoga Safari
Do yoga alongside the “big five” on this Kenya Luxury Yoga Retreat! We invite you to stay at an award-winning eco-lodge in a UNESCO World Heritage conservancy with amazing game drives and sumptuous organic farm-to-table cuisine served by an unparalleled staff. Then add the magic and thrill of doing yoga outdoors, with sunset views to the river below where elephants, zebras, giraffe and a host of wild animals join in animal poses!
Flow of the Day
As the gray African dawn breaks, we’re awakened in our tastefully decorated and spacious suites with a fresh herbal tea or Kenyan coffee. Soon thereafter we depart on a guided game drive or a walk with Masai guides. If the landscape allows, we’ll stop for a guided meditation en route. When we return to the lodge, we’re met with an array of fruit picked that morning and a delectable breakfast spread. The rest of the morning is free for you to rest, swim or enjoy a massage in your room.
We meet on the cool, tree-shaded Sirikoi House deck for a light and healthy lunch, after which we can enjoy a short siesta, or linger to watch the wild game browsing in the open vistas around us. By mid- or late afternoon, it is time for our daily yoga session with EYR instructor Nina Butler, who integrates Vinyasa with the rhythm of our natural surroundings. Nina offers a mix of enriching challenges, gentleness and heartfelt reflections for all levels of yoga experience.
Our evenings begin with a guided game drive through Lewa Conservancy, stopping for a view of the unforgettable, ever-changing sweep of an African sky at sunset. Once we return to the lodge we’ll have time to change, then we meet in the Sirikoi House lounge for a pre-dinner drink, followed by a gourmet three-course dinner, prepared with fresh organic ingredients. We eat al fresco, beneath a blanket of stars.
Travel to Sirikoi Lodge, Lewa Conservancy, Kenya
Meet the group at Jomo Kenyatta International airport to travel together to our first retreat location, the stunning and luxurious Sirikoi Lodge! We’ll have a welcome lunch upon arrival, a gentle jet-lag recovery yoga session, and our opening circle, followed by a delicious opening dinner.
October 21 – 24
Sirikoi Lodge, Kenya
We’ll settle in to our luxury accomodations at the Sirikoi Lodge for a few days of exploration, nature, and yoga. We’ll begin the day with a guided game drive or walk, followed by brunch and leisure time. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy a soulful yoga practice together, followed by an evening game drive with sundowner cocktails. In the evening we’ll sit down to a wonderful meal. We’ll also have some special excursions during our stay at Sirikoi.
Sirikoi Lodge to Nairobi, Kenya and Watamu Treehouse
In the morning, we’ll depart Sirikoi for a shuttle transfer to Nariobi airport. We’ll take a short flight to Malindi, Kenya to our next unique accomodation, the Watamu Treehouse. When we arrive, we’ll enjoy a warm greeting and refreshments, and do a group sunset Hatha yoga and meditation together on the beach, followed by dinner.
October 26 – 29
We’ll settle into the groove of our surroundings and immerse ourselves in nature and yoga as we spend the next four days at Watamu Treehouse. We’ll begin the day with yoga and a healthy breakfast, venture out for some local excursions to enjoy the beach and the local villages, followed by a delicious lunch, and end each day with a slow flow yoga session at sunset and dinner in a unique setting.
Watamu Treehouse to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
We enjoy a final sunrise yoga and meditation together, followed by a healthy breakfast, and then begin the journey home, feeling rested, revitalized, and connected. We’ll plan to arrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by 1:00 pm local time and say goodbye to new friends before departing onward.
Sirikoi Safari Lodge
You are invited to a multi-award-winning eco-lodge with unrivaled exclusivity, luxury and charm. Sirikoi is an intimate, family-owned safari lodge set in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lewa Conservancy, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. The World Travel Awards named Sirikoi Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge in 2017. Sirikoi lodge is sustainable, sumptuous, and exotic, with an old-world feel and exceptional service. You can anticipate a swimming pool, rolling green lawns, favored by zebra, giraffe and buffalo, on-site massage, and organic permaculture gardens, with more than 80 varieties of fruits and vegetables grown year-round.
Yoga & Fitness
Exotic Yoga Retreats Program
All our Exotic Yoga programs are designed for mixed levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. We emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence — and the joie de vivre of yoga! Your EYR leader on this Africa Yoga Retreat is South African yoga teacher Nina Butler, an experienced and passionate teacher and writer on the subject of yoga.
October 20—30, 2019
Sirikoi Lodge, Kenya
Yoga Safari Features:
- Luxury yoga safari retreat
- Practice in nature: twice-daily yoga outdoors in the African landscape
- Explore: walking and private Jeep tours with Masai guide
- Nourish: gourmet cuisine from the lodge’s organic garden
- Relax and refresh: sundowners overlooking majestic open vistas
- Rest: luxurious, eco-friendly safari lodge, named the best in Africa!
- Focus: private area within the lodge, exclusively for our group
- Experience: a transformative connection to wildlife and nature!
Shared space: $9,000
Single Room: $10,500