Out of Africa Yoga Adventure HolidayNational Parks & Diani Beach, Kenya
15 – 21 Feb 2020
About the retreat
Have you ever dreamt of discovering Africa, as you know it from the movies? Kenya is savannah sunsets, elephants on parade and sailing on azure seas! On this retreat, you will get to enjoy a wide spectrum of its vast nature, stunning landscape, beautiful wild animals, colorful and friendly people, and white sand tropical beaches! You will meditate and practice yoga in some of the most beautiful parts of our planet. Do not miss this adventure! Spots are limited to 10 to provide a personalized experience! This holiday program is designed for the adventurous who are looking for an authentic experience, connection with nature and local lifestyle. The retreat is both available for yoga instructors (who would like to travel with their own group) and individuals.
We will visit:
Hugged by grassy banks and shingled with cacti and sand olive trees, the Rift Valley’s highest lake (at 1884m above sea level) extends like a vast, sunlit sea. But there’s more to this spot than the lovely blue lake. You can ride among giraffes and zebras, sip on a glass of Rift Valley red, look for hippos on the lake and relax in the garden at Elsamere, the former home of late Born Free personality Joy Adamson.
Dream of Africa and chances are that you dream of the Masai Mara. This huge expanse of gently rolling grassland – specked with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest – is the ultimate African cliché. But for once the reality lives up to the image and the Masai Mara, which comprises not just the famous reserve but also around a dozen community conservancies, several group ranches and numerous Maasai villages, is for many people not just the highlight of their Kenyan adventure but the very reason they came in the first place.
belongs in the elite of Kenya’s national parks, and it’s easy to see why. It’s signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m). Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park, and while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day, you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn and/or dusk. Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, and you have a reasonable chance of spotting lions, cheetahs and hyenas. The park is also home to over 370 bird species, and it has an excellent array of lodges and an agreeably mild, dry climate.
Welcome to the wilderness. Tsavo West is one of Kenya’s larger national parks (9065 sq km), covering a huge variety of landscapes from swamps, natural springs and rocky peaks to extinct volcanic cones, rolling plains and sharp outcrops dusted with greenery.
With a flawless, long stretch of white-sand beach hugged by lush forest and kissed by surfable waves, it’s no wonder Diani Beach is so popular. This resort town scores points with a diverse crowd: party people, families, honeymooners, backpackers and water-sports enthusiasts.
- 6 nights accommodation with full board service
- 2 nights in Masai Mara Safari Camp
- 1 night in Naivasha Lodge
- 2 nights in Amboseli Camp
- 1 night in Tsavo Safari Lodge
- 4 nights in a beach hotel in Diani (bookable extra: EUR 450)
- All transfers (from Nairobi and during the whole trip)
- Open roof safari van
- Game drives in National Parks
- All park fees and taxes
- English speaking guide
- Bottled water during safari
- Travel arrangements
- Travel insurance (obligatory)
- Medical expenses (check recommended vaccinations with your doctor)
- 3.250 € for accommodation in a shared double or twin room
Details of program (15 – 25 February, 2020)
15 Feb – Sat
8:00 Pick up from Nairobi
Drive to Naivasha
Oldarpoi Mara camp is operated in partnership with the local Maasai community. The mission of the camp as a social enterprise is to support educational opportunities in the local community as this strengthens the Maasai to make informed decisions to communicate and survive in a fast-changing world. The camp together with its guests has established several schools and libraries in the Mara. The camp has permanent tents with beds, bedding, complete solar Water heating and lighting system, flush toilets and hot showers. It is an authentic experience where you can enjoy the hospitality of the Maasai and connect with them!
On the shores of Lake Oloiden and within Lake Naivasha National Park, this tranquil lodge is 5 km from Hippo Point and 33 km from the A104 ROAD.
The rustic-chic, safari-themed, 1-bedroom suites have separate living areas, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded suites add private plunge pools, whirlpool tubs, and patios, as well as lake views.
Amenities include a woodsy restaurant/bar with a terrace featuring, as well as an outdoor pool. There’s also a campsite.
Kibo Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp based in Amboseli National Park, set at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
Dine in our open terraced restaurant set under acacia trees overlooking the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Our fruits and vegetables are served fresh as they are picked from our very own farm. Our camp chef will pamper you with fine cuisines for all tastes. Enjoy a cold swim in the swimming pool beautifully designed and set against the backdrop of the mountain. This is also an ideal location to watch the
Located in a tropical garden on the South Coast of Diani Beach, this resort features a spa and sauna facilities. Each room offers a satellite TV.
Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped equatorial mountains. Traditional peoples who bring soul and color to the earth. Welcome to Kenya.
When you think of Africa, you’re probably thinking of Kenya. It’s the lone acacia silhouetted on the savannah against a horizon stretching into eternity. It’s the snow-capped mountain almost on the equator and within sight of harsh deserts. It’s the lush, palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean, it’s the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it’s the dense forests reminiscent of the continent’s heart. In short, Kenya is a country of epic landforms that stir our deepest longings for this very special continent.
Filling the country’s landscape, adding depth and resonance to Kenya’s age-old story, are some of Africa’s best-known peoples. The Maasai, the Samburu, the Turkana, the Swahili, the Kikuyu: these are the peoples whose histories and daily struggles tell the story of a country and of a continent – the struggle to maintain traditions as the modern world crowds in, the daily fight for survival in some of the harshest environments on earth, the ancient tension between those who farm and those who roam. Drawing near to these cultures could just be a highlight of your visit.
Kenya is the land of the Masai Mara, of wildebeest and zebras migrating in their millions with the great predators of Africa following in their wake, of endangered species like black rhinos managing to maintain their precarious foothold. But Kenya is also home to the red elephants of Tsavo, to Amboseli elephant families in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and to the massed millions of pink flamingos stepping daintily through lake shallows. Africa is the last great wilderness where these creatures survive. And Kenya is the perfect place to answer Africa’s call of the wild.
The abundance of Kenya’s wildlife owes everything to one of Africa’s most innovative and successful conservation communities. Through some pretty tough love – Kenya pioneered using armed rangers to protect rhinos and elephants – Kenya stopped the emptying of its wilderness and brought its wildlife back from the brink after the poaching holocaust of the 1970s and 1980s. More than that, in places like Laikipia and the Masai Mara, private and community conservancies fuse tourism with community development and wildlife conservation to impressive effect. In other words, if you want your
Before booking, please consult your doctor about necessary vaccination and malaria prophylaxis.
Kenya is generally safe in tourist areas. You will be with a local guide during your safari. However, it is very important to have travel insurance that covers all possible incidents as well as a cancellation. Our recommendation is World Nomads.
How to get there
Flights run regularly from Europe to Nairobi. Our recommendation is to check Skyscanner for flights.
Things to do
Go scuba diving.
Diving is really nice here, and sea conditions are usually ideal, even for beginners.
Try your hand at kite-surfing.
The soft waves and warm wind makes Diani beach an ideal location for beginners and advanced surfers as well.
Unlimited beach walks on the white sand.
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Each deposit paid (25% of retreat fee), is a non-refundable registration fee. In case of venue reservation a deposit of 30% has to be payed, that is non-refundable either.
Full refunds, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations, up to 90 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 60-89 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 30% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided for premature leaving of the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason.
All retreat payments are due 30 days prior to start date unless otherwise specified. Clients whose balances are not received by the 30-day deadline, risk forfeiting their retreat booking.
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