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Discover one of Africa's and the world's most exciting wilderness safari and wildlife tourist destinations, stretching from the slopes of Mount Kenya in the south east, to the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Kanga retreats are a great way to rejuvenate the body and mind, immerse yourself more deeply in your yoga practice, meet like-minded people and eat delicious organic food. A Kanga retreat offers restorative and challenging experiences for both body and mind. Guests enjoy daily Kanga yoga classes, Ayurvedic foods, juices and treatments. There will be holistic excursions, plenty of space to relax and a lot of wonderful memories to take back home. All levels are welcome on this yoga retreat.
Suyian Soul Camp has a very peaceful energy about it, a variety of small creatures have generously accepted the camp in their midst.
There are six thatched cottages, with safari-style showers under the starts, long drops toilets, and mosquito nets. The rooms are simple thatched open bandas with granite slab walls joined with the Suyian mix of daub, the floors are also granite slabs joined with daub covered with handmade pure wool rugs.
The beds and tables are all made from old cedar fence posts, which have been pulled up from the Ranch over the years. The roof follows a simple dome shape with a good pitch ensuring that rain flows straight off. Water in the bathrooms and showers comes from the Uaso Narok River.
Drive or fly (additional charge) to Nanyuki where a driver / game guide will be waiting to welcome you. We take an exclusive game drive to camp and arrive in good time for to enjoy sunset Kanga Yoga practice on camp. Evening dinner is served on camp followed by a cozy bonfire.
Practice Kanga yoga until sunrise on the camp. After breakfast, enjoy an introduction to Ayurveda and yoga talk on camp. Discover your true nature in a private Ayurvedic consultation with Emma. In the afternoon, we are taken on a walk with Anne Powys into the magical world of plants and their useful and medicinal value. Enjoy evening Kanga Yoga and dinner will be served on camp.
You take a morning game drive and practice Kanga Yoga whilst watching the sunrise. After breakfast, you discover the hidden caves and the nearby hippopotamus. You arrive back at camp in time for lunch and set out in the late afternoon for a Game Drive and Kanga Yoga on the open plains at dusk. Dinner is served back at camp followed by a camp bonfire and Ayurvedic snacks.
Practice sunrise Kanga Yoga at the sacred Massai tree followed by breakfast and Ayurvedic teas. You explore the Samburu village meet and learn from the local community. After lunch, you return to camp for evening Kanga Yoga followed by dinner.
Suyian is fortunate to have good diversity of wildlife some species of which are endemic to Laikipia like the Jacksons hartebeest. Predators are on the increase due to more awareness; lion, leopard, spotted hyena, striped hyena, wild dog and many of the smaller mammals. There are good numbers of elephant, giraffe, oryx, gerenuk and buffalo, hippo in the river. Suyian is a very big area therefore it is a good idea to do at least one or two game drives so that you are able to see more wildlife, birds and ranch activity.
Suyian is a semi-arid environment so the flora is made up of Acacia bush land with some succulent plants as well as relic forest species when Laikipia was forested about three thousand years ago. There is no end to all the medicinal value of their indigenous flora most of which they are able to share with you.
There's no better way to experience the magic of Suyian than on foot. Bush walks play a huge part of getting to know Suyian. Walking gives us a chance to look closely at all the trees, shrubs and smaller plants along the way, most of which will be useful in some way either medicinal or for home use, and there are some good wild herb teas too.
Suyian is situated in an interesting area for the local people. It is not so far from Lake Turkana, the Chalbi desert and some of Samburu lands most spectacular hills covered in pristine dry cedar and olive forests. Nearby, their immediate neighbours are Samburu, Pokot, Turkana and Kikuyu; all of whom live fairly close to each other. The Suyian Trust is actively involved in several projects within the communities. A visit to the local samburu village to meet the people is recommended. The village will organize a cultural experience which includes dancing and singing too.
Suyian Soul is nestled in the North East corner of Suyian Ranch, which covers 43,000 acres of spectacularly beautiful scenery in northwest Laikipia. The property encompasses a series of dramatic escarpments, exclusive valleys and expansive grassland plains.
Within Suyian and stretching out into the wider ecosystem, there are significant populations of elephants, reticulated giraffes, ostriches, hippos, Burchells zebras, Grevys zebras, buffalos, lions, leopards, African wild dogs, cheetahs, and many more species. The property is also home to rare and interesting species of plants.
The Suyian Soul team will make sure that you have everything you need in the rooms, as well as any dietary preferences. There is wholesome home cooked food with everything being made in the camp.
Kanga Yoga prefers to give its guests seasonal organic vegetables and fruit, most of the vegetables are grown organically on the Suyian ranch. Most of the fruit is grown on the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya to the North. Whole-wheat flour comes from the family farm, Kisima, which is also on the slopes of Mt.Kenya.
The generous farmhouse food is fresh and wholesome, with local and homegrown fruit and vegetables at Mukima House.
Samburu village trip: $30
There will be Ayurvedic massage treatments.
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