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.
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.
December 1—6, 2018
Sirikoi Lodge, Kenya
Yoga Safari Features:
- 6-day / 5-night 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!
PRICING & ITINERARY
Our mission is to Open Your World with culturally rich, life-changing holidays in exotic locations. We market worldwide to attract a diverse and interesting profile of clients.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE
8 - 12 people
SOLO TRAVELERS, FRIENDS
More than half of our guests are solo travelers, so you will never feel alone on an EYR retreat! We also love welcoming couples, friends mother-daughter duos and even the occasional father and son!
EYR is delighted to welcome families with children who are well behaved and mature enough to participate in adult conversation.
Please inquire if you have further questions.
Arrive at Sirikoi at your leisure, giving you time to unpack and settle into our wonderful home for the next few days. We begin the retreat with an opening yoga session in the afternoon, followed by a welcome drink and a candle-lit three-course dinner out in the bush.
DECEMBER 2 - 5
Each day begins at dawn with a personal wake-up and coffee or tea in your room, followed by a private, guided game drive or walk. We enjoy sumptuous fresh breakfast upon return. The mornings are free for you to relax by the pool, enjoy a massage or other spa treatment in your room or just wander the safe and beautiful Sirikoi grounds. On some mornings we are all invited on an excursion to the organic gardens, or to sites of interest nearby in Lewa Conservancy. We enjoy healthy, light lunch together in a serene and picturesque setting, followed by a short siesta. Late afternoons are our daily ritual of yoga with Nina. We then see the African sunset on a game drive and return to the lodge to change and enjoy the evening together, with divine gourmet food, good company and African stars.
To conclude the retreat, we greet the African sunrise with a special yoga and meditation session on our private deck. After breakfast together, we depart to the Lewa airstrip.
ARRIVING IN KENYA
Fly to Nairobi International airport (NBO). Depending on arrival times of international flights, you may need to spend a night in Nairobi prior to meeting your guide. We can help you with hotels as well as transfer to Nairobi Wilson (WIL) for your onward flight to Lewa.
The cost of the round-trip flight between Nairobi and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (one hour each way) is your responsibility; it is not included in the Exotic Yoga Safari package.
The Sirikoi booking office (firstname.lastname@example.org) can arrange flights as well as transfer between the two Nairobi airports. Or you can book directly on the websites of Air Kenya or Safarilink, the two airlines that provide daily service. When booking, select Wilson Nairobi and Lewa Downs.
EXTENDING YOUR SAFARI
If you would like to extend your stay in Kenya beyond the five nights at Sirikoi, ask us! We can help with advice and logistics.
USD $4,000 per person in a shared room
USD $4,575 per person in a single room
KENYA LUXURY YOGA SAFARI INCLUDES:
- 6 days / 5 nights accommodation with full board, including drinks
- Conservation fees of $105 per person per night
- Daily yoga and meditation classes
- Guided day and night game drives
- Bush meals
- Sundowner and picnic excursions
- Guided bush walks on Lewa Conservancy
- Guided tours of the Sirikoi organic vegetable garden
- Local airstrip transfers
- Exclusive use of game drive vehicles
- NOT INCLUDED:
- International and local flights
- Visas to Kenya
- Spa treatments at Sirikoi
- Champagne and premium spirits
Please inquire for our cancellation policy on this retreat.