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9 Days Safari Yoga Retreat in Kenya

  • Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki 10400, Kenya

Overview

Adventure Yoga Retreat Kenya

This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity, where everything is taken care of from the moment you step off the plane in Nairobi to getting back on the plane to return home. The fully inclusive yoga retreat is for people who want adventure without sacrificing luxury and the comforts of home. The yoga program is suitable for all levels, and you will practice both powerful Vinyasa to build strength and endurance, as well as slow, Restorative yoga to work on flexibility and relaxation.

Highlights

  • Gentle meditation sessions
  • 8 yoga workshops and classes
  • Twice daily guided game drives to see the wildlife
  • Visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Endangered Species Boma
  • Transfer from and to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Shared rooms will be provided for this retreat. Each of the three cottages has two ensuite bedrooms, sleeping four guests comfortably. The beds have been designed in a way that they can be converted to double or single. Two bed-loungers on the veranda can be converted in extra beds and moved into the bedrooms, should the need arise.

The central open plan lounge and dining area is large and comfortable with a lovely big fire place. All rooms open out onto an extensive veranda, which stretches the entire length of the cottage and provides an uninterrupted view of the surrounding wilderness onto the river. 24-hour power is supplied through an environmentally friendly solar system. Each cottage has a fully equipped external kitchen and comes with its own chef and waiter, so you can fully relax and enjoy your vacation.

Monday - July 31, 2017

  • As most of you will arrive jet lagged, you'll stay for one night at Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi.

Tuesday - August 1, 2017

  • 08:00 Meet up and eat breakfast at Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi
  • 09:00 Drive up to Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages (approximately four hours)
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Vinyasa yoga - heart opening practice.
  • 19:00 Drinks around the fire
  • 20:00 Dinner

Wednesday - August 2, 2017

  • 06:30 Early morning game drive with bush breakfast
  • 11:30 Return to the cottages followed by yoga and arm balance workshop
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:30 Restorative hip opening yoga and meditation
  • 16:30 Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains
  • 19:30 Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

Thursday - August 3, 2017

  • 06:30 Early morning game drive and visit to Nyakio Primary School
  • 10:00 Breakfast at the cottage
  • 11:30 Vinyasa yoga - core strengthening and balance
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Restorative yoga and guided meditation
  • 16:30 Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains
  • 19:30 Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

Friday - August 4, 2017

  • 06:30 Lion tracking and bush breakfast
  • 11:30 Return to the cottages followed by Power flow yoga practice and meditation
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Gentle yoga and meditation
  • 16:30 Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains
  • 19:30 Drinks around the fire followed by dinner
  • -Saturday - August 5, 2017
  • 06:30 Bush walk
  • 10:00 Breakfast at the cottage
  • 11:30 Return to the cottages followed by playful power yoga class and meditation
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Restorative Yin yoga and meditation
  • 16:30 Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains
  • 19:30 Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

Sunday - August 6, 2017

  • 06:30 Early morning game drive to visit Endangered Species Boma with bush breakfast
  • 11:30 Return to the cottages followed by inversion yoga workshop and meditation
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Gentle yoga and meditation
  • 16:30 Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains
  • 19:30 Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

Monday - August 7, 2017

  • 06:30 Early morning game drive to visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary with bush breakfast
  • 11:30 Return to the cottages followed by Power yoga and meditation
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Gentle yoga and meditation
  • 16:30 Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains
  • 19:30 Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

Tuesday - August 8, 2017

  • 07:30 Breakfast at the cottages
  • 09:00 Drive to Nairobi (arrive approximately at 13:00 in Ole Sereni or JKIA)

A visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Endangered Species Boma is included in the price.

The Endangered Species Boma

The Endangered Species Boma is located in Ol Pejeta’s eastern sector and is home to all three of the worlds last remaining northern white rhinos. It also hosts a breeding project for the endangered Grevy’s zebra and Jackson’s hartebeest.

Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

The sanctuary was set up in 1993 by Jane Goodall (in association with the Kenya Wildlife Service and Ol Pejeta Conservancy), the world renowned expert in this field in an attempt to provide safe refuge for chimpanzees that had been rescued from cruel captivity and the bush-meat trade. A visit to the sanctuary is an eye opening experience where you can learn about the plight of these great animals in the wild and view them up close.

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The retreat will take place in Nanyuki, Kenya. The Safari Cottages are a family run establishment on the edge of the Ol Pejata Conservatory. Ol Pejeta Conservancy consists of 90,000 acres of pure wilderness and offers an incredibly uncrowded environment in which to enjoy top quality game viewing. It straddles the equator on the Laikipia Plateau, nestled between the Mighty Mount Kenya and the Aberdares Mountain range, and is east Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary. It also hosts large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard and plains game. Within the conservancy there are also a number of rarer northern species such as Grevy’s zebra, Jacksons hartebeest, Beisa Oryx, and reticulated giraffe.

Nearby places

  • Nairobi - 4 hours drive
General
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Terrace
Services
  • Laundry

You will be served meals per day with all drinks including water, juice, and a selection of beer, wine, and liquor. In Kenya, water from the taps is often untreated or tastes unpleasant, so it is recommended that you only drink from sealed bottled water, which is available at almost all stores, airports, and camps.

  • 3 meals per day
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 8 yoga workshops and classes
  • Airport meet and greet upon arrival
  • All drinks including alcohol (beer, wine, and spirits)
  • All roundtrip transfers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to accommodations
  • Conservancy fees
  • Laundry service
  • Open top 4WD game viewing vehicle and private safari guide
  • Personal butler in each cottage
  • Twice daily guided game drives to see the wildlife
  • Visit to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Endangered Species Boma
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses for things like souvenirs
  • Staff tips
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. YogaByCandace will pick you up from the airport.

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    10 out of 10

    "In a word, the the YBC retreat was idyllic. Sifnos is a quiet, charming island and the retreat was held in a venue nestled amongst olive trees overlooking the Aegean Sea (for real). The days started and ended with Candace's classes. These are not your average run of the mill yoga classes. In addition to being an incredible yogi, being a teacher is a part of who she is; she's attentive and clear and creative in her teaching. Her sequencing is my favorite of any yoga class I've taken, so playful and fun, but appropriately challenging. And she'll get you upside down doing arm balances! If you have the opportunity, attend one of Candace's retreats. I came home feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired."

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  • Review by Sarah L. from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "This was truly the most relaxing holiday I have ever been on. I got to see beautiful places, take deep breaths, meet wonderful people (both the locals and the other yogis), explore a beautiful island, drink great coffee, enjoy some wine and amazing food and, of course, the yoga which was challenging but well paced. Extremely well organised, every need was taken care of, nothing was too much trouble. I only hope I can get to more retreats in future. Thank you Candace and Sophie for an amazing holiday. I truly loved every minute and it was totally worth the trip from Australia."

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  • Review by Carley S. from Colorado, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I would highly recommend attending a YBC retreat - I cannot say enough wonderful things about Candace and the workshops she puts together. First, her classes are incredible. She is such a thoughtful and talented instructor; her Vinyasa sequences are creative and challenging, allowing you to work on taking your practice to the next level. Her guided meditations are amazing, I guarantee you will leave the retreat feeling centered, refreshed, and rejuvenated. I encourage anyone who is a fan of Candace, her blog, and videos to attend one of her fabulous retreats, you will not regret it. Taking the classes from Candace in person is a completely different experience than online; her beautiful personality truly shines through in her instruction, leaving everyone with a feeling of complete peace and serenity. Attending one of Candaces retreats was one of the best decisions I ever made, I am looking forward to attending more in the future!"

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    10 out of 10

    "I was definitely skeptical about the blindfold yoga. I even told Candace that my practice might consist of down dog the entire time. But, once I put on my blindfold, I was able to quiet my mind (for once) and truly focus on my breath and core stability to find balance. I felt that was the first time I actually trusted myself enough to push myself because I had to focus on all the muscles I don't usually notice when my eyes are open. I realized I stopped comparing myself to others, as well as the expectations I have for myself. Thank you Candace, for taking away my eyesight in order for me to let go of preconceptions and experience the beauty of trusting myself."

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    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Sally N. from Suffolk, UK
    9 out of 10

    "Candace led us beautifully through a flow class, explaining each move and offering alternatives to lighten or deepen your own personal practice. The workshop was such that you could be challenged to where you needed to be at that time. The yoga Nidra left me feeling refreshed and energized. Candace teaches with a warm compassion, connecting well. Come back to England soon Candace!"

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Arrival: Monday July 31, 2017
Departure: Tuesday August 8, 2017

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