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All Inclusive Luxury Kenya Yoga Safari Retreat, 1st – 6th December

Description

All Inclusive Luxury Kenya Yoga Safari Retreat

Join us for a restorative and exclusive all inclusive yoga and safari experience at Sirikoi – an award-winning eco-lodge and Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2018.

A rejuvenating experience offering incredible wildlife encounters, an exceptional farm-to-table organic dining experience and a beautiful, serene setting.

We will have our own guides and vehicles as a retreat group, so we have scheduled in some exciting nature and wildlife excursions.

We’ll enjoy our daily yoga sessions with breath-taking nature views and we’ll let the ancient wisdom of the African wilderness inspire us as we stop for daily mindfulness meditation sessions.

We will also have daily guided game drives and walks, as well as excursions in the surrounding environment, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya.

Accommodation

Anticipate the splendour of Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge 2018 (World Travel Awards), and an esteemed member of the Condé Naste Traveler Gold List 2018.

This is an enchanting family owned eco-lodge, set in pristine natural wilderness. It has been built with love, intuitive natural awareness, and exceptional taste; the stylish glamour of eclectic décor and inspired design blends effortlessly with the environment.

Sirikoi resembles an eco-chic African home and while it offers a sure sense of luxury and high level of service, it manages to be welcoming, comfortable and unpretentious.

All the rooms are spacious and tastefully designed, with unique décor touches, a sitting area, big Victorian bathtubs, rain-showers, fireplaces and a private deck.

For this retreat, we will be in the Sirikoi Cottage and Sirikoi House. Both of these magnificent buildings have a private outside deck.

This ensures our privacy during yoga classes, ‘armchair’ game viewing and relaxing, and al-fresco dining in style.

Accommodation amenities:
Exclusive game drive vehicles
Exclusive chef, housekeeping and serving staff
Private deck
Private living & dining room
Private bar
Music system
Fire places in bedrooms and living/dining room
Victorian baths
Rain showers
Outdoor shower in the Master Suite
Laundry
Hair dryers
Handmade, organic toiletries
Digital safes in rooms

Yoga

We’ll be doing daily yoga sessions together on a private deck overlooking a river with wildlife game browsing and ambling by.

All yoga sessions will be lead by experienced yoga teacher, Dr Nina Butler.

Nina Butler is an experienced yoga retreat leader and yoga teacher. She has a distinctive approach to yoga that integrates her wide-ranging yoga studies, travels, creative flair and daily practice.

Nina is an intuitive and sensitive teacher with an advanced personal practice. She has taught a diverse range of levels and ages – she is able to, and takes great joy in, accounting for the needs of everyone in the class.

Cuisine

This is an opportunity to nourish your body, along with your soul. Feed the senses by dining outside, or on a breathtakingly beautiful veranda with the other yoga retreat guests.

Expect healthy, tasty, and balanced meals, that leave you feeling energised and light – ready for your yoga and safari experiences. The food at Sirikoi is always thoroughly enjoyed, and the farm-to-table dining experience is truly exceptional.

Sirikoi has over a hectare of organic permaculture farming grounds, run under the careful guidance of the supremely knowledgable and talented, George.

The organic vegetable garden is a hidden gem found just behind the lodge, with an avocado tree grove heavy with fruit all year round, an impressive variety of banana trees and berries, beautiful flowers for the lodge and plenty more.

Over 80 fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden make up the majority of the lodge’s fresh produce. All your meals will be not just prepared fresh with care, but picked fresh with love that day by George and members of the Sirikoi ground staff.

Expect nutritious, organic, balanced, and delicious meals. Moreover, don’t miss out on sundowners! This is a daily ritual, when we stop on our game drives/walks to drink in the stillness and majesty of the African bush, ablaze in a blanket of colour.

All dietary requirements will be accounted for – please inform us upon booking.

Retreat schedule

Here is an example of the daily flow, depending on the forces of nature and our group, we’ll also let inspiration guide us on some days!

Each day’s activities and itinerary are tailored to your interests and desires, with daily yoga and meditation classes in the mornings and evenings.

Below is an outline of a typical day on your Yoga Retreat Safari at Sirikoi:

6:00am – Wake up with tea or coffee brought to your room
6:30am – Depart on a morning game drive or morning activity
8:30am – Return to Sirikoi for breakfast on the dining deck
9:30am – 12:30am – Relax at the lodge, have a massage or enjoy the pool
1:00pm – A healthy, light lunch is served on the dining deck
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Relax at the lodge
3:00 – 4:30pm – Yoga session on our private deck
4:30pm – Depart on your afternoon game drive or afternoon / evening activities
7:00 – Return to Sirikoi to shower and get ready for dinner
7:45 – Meet around the fire for an evening drink
8:00 – Three course dinner is served on the main Sirikoi deck under the stars
9:30 – Retire for the evening with a nightcap

Retreat Price

Prices are in US Dollars

Full board all-inclusive package
Per person sharing: $ 4,000
Per person in a single room: $ 4,575

Includes

Five nights full board accommodation
Conservation fees of $105 p/person p/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

Does not include

International and local flights
Visas to Kenya
Spa treatments at Sirikoi
Champagne and premium spirits
Gratuities

What to pack

Yoga mat
Yoga clothes
Sun hat, sunglasses and high SPF sunscreen
Scarves and a warm jacket for morning and evening game drives
Walking shoes, closed shoes for evenings and light sandals for the day
Relaxed, comfortable, generally light coloured clothing
Sweaters for the evening
Swimwear
Binoculars if desired
Camera, video camera, chargers/spare batteries
Book or e-reader if desired
Insect repellant cream if desired

Location and how to get here

Fly to Nairobi, and then fly direct to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with Air Kenya or Safarilink. (www.airkenya.com and www.flysafarilink.com)

The Lodge is just a 20 minute drive from the Lewa airstrip, which is served by both private charters and scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and JOMO Kenyatta International Airport – a 50 minute flight away.

Booking

To book this Luxury Yoga Safari Kenya Retreat, send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

Please fill in the form to contact us about this retreat and make a booking.

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