Luxury Kenya Safari
Bush to Beach Yoga Holiday!
Do yoga alongside the “big five” and discover inspiration in a Gaudi-esque handcrafted treehouse tower on this Luxury Kenya Safari! For our first of two locations, 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, we travel to the white sand beaches and tropical waters of Kenya’s coast, where we stay in a wildly unique boutique guesthouse, built with love and in perfect synergy with nature.
Sirikoi Safari Lodge
You are invited to a multi-award-winning eco-lodge with unrivalled 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 has named Sirikoi Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge for three years running. 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.
handcrafted, on a tropical beach
Anticipate a handcrafted treehouse tower, resplendent with bespoke glass art and 360
degree views of a paradise beach and mangrove estuary. This is Watamu Treehouse, a yogi’s home away from home. Each suite is unique and every corner of the tower is a sight to behold. Wake up to the sound of tropical birdlife and drift to sleep with a view of the sparkling African sky. Spend your afternoons engaging in the exciting range of gentle adventures of offer, from kayaking, snorkelling in the protected marine reserve just off-shore, or join us for a Standup Paddle Board yoga session on a creek through the mangroves.
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 Luxury Kenya Safari 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
Watamu Treehouse, Kenya
Yoga Safari Features:
- Yoga 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, and local suppliers
- Refresh: sundowners overlooking majestic open vistas
- Luxuriate: gorgeous, eco-friendly safari lodges, considered the best in Africa!
- Focus: privacy within the lodge, exclusively for our group
- Adventure: Energise and heal in nature- kayak, snorkel and SUP.
- Experience: a transformative connection to wildlife and nature!
PRICING & LOGISTICS
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, Lewa Conservancy
We'll settle in to our luxury accommodations 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 accommodation, 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
Watamu Treehouse, Watamu Beach
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, revitalised, 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.
OUR LUXURY KENYA SAFARI PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 10 Nights of luxury accommodation
- 3 Meals daily, snacks and beverages
- All intra-Kenya transport, including 2 domestic flights and airport transfers
- Daily yoga classes and guided meditation sessions with Nina Butler
- Entrance fees and permits to conservancy and marine park
- Twice daily private jeep safaris
- Several guided nature excursions, including kayaking, snorkelling, SUP yoga class, and a tidal float through a mangrove estuary.
RESERVE WITH $1,000
DEPOSIT – $1,000
Reserve your spot with a $1,000 deposit. The deposit is non-refundable, however should you cancel your reservation 90 days or more in advance of the start of the retreat, you may apply your deposit toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat occurring within 12 months from the date of the initial retreat that you registered for.
FULL PAYMENT DUE 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE
Full payment is due 90 days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat.
Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.
IF YOU CANCEL YOUR RETREAT
–90 days or more prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months.
–31-90 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.
–0-30 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: no refunds or credits will be given.
To officially cancel, you must send an email TO EYR stating that you wish to cancel to.
IF WE CANCEL THE RETREAT
We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that Exotic Yoga Retreats must cancel a yoga retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Depending on the type of Travel Insurance, it can protect you in case of:
–you cancel your participation in the yoga retreat
—the retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
–medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured