Kenya Yoga Retreat
Amboseli National Park, Kenya 2017
Dates July 27-August 1, 2017
Our week begins with dinner on Sunday evening in Nairobi with the group. On Monday morning we will make a 2 hour drive from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park for a 4 Day retreat and safari experience at the Tawi Lodge in Amboseli, Kenya . This includes 4 nights of accommodation, game drives, guided walks, limited laundry, and full use of lodge amenities. On Friday, we leave Amboseli National Park and visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi to meet the orphaned elephants and rhino in a private viewing. We will return to our hotel in Nairobi July 28th.
This training will be lead by ELEI Yoga teachers Heather Kasey and Michelle Johnson, both have completed extensive trainings and are experienced in traveling abroad with groups.
Tawi Lodge is located on a private conservancy of 6,000 acres just five minutes from Kimana Gate, the eastern entrance to Amboseli National Park.
Tawi Lodge is settled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,963m) – the world’s largest free-standing mountain. The community-run conservancy, together with African WildlifeFoundation, promotes and maintains a harmonious development for the wildlife and the Maasai people along the corridor between Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills.
The lodge is an eco-friendly operation, which takes maximum care of the environment and its people. It consists of 12 cottages ideally located on bush land facing Kilimanjaro.
Each cottage has its own wooden-deck veranda and a fabulous view of the highest mountain in Africa. Each cottage has its own fireplace. Lighting and water systems are solar powered.
The style of the lodge is a harmonious combination of modern and traditional.
For more information about the lodge, please visit the Tawi Lodge website www.tawilodge.com
- Thursday, July 27th Arrival to Nairobi and Dinner with the Group
- Friday, July 28th: Leave Nairobi for Amboseli National Park, Arrive to Tawi Lodge
- Saturday, July 29th: Elephants, Yoga, and Relax
- Sunday, July 30st: Elephants, Yoga, and Relax
- Monday, July 31st: Elephants, Yoga, and Relax
- Tuesday, August 1st: Leave for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Arrive Back to Hotel in Nairobi
- Transportation to and from the airport
- Room and Board in Nairobi on July 27th and August 1st
- Dinner in Nairobi on July 27th and August 1st
- Transportation to and from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park
- Full board accommodation at lodge
- Game drives
- Guided walks
- Limited laundry
- Full use of lodge amenities
- Day visit to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- plane tickets
- travel insurance
- house wine, beer, soft drinks
- Night game drives
- Wines from the cellar
- Bush dinners
- Exclusive use of vehicle for game drives
OUR PAYMENT/CANCELLATION POLICY
To reserve your spot, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be asked by the Reserve.
- Payment in Full: You can make one full payment of $2800 upon registration.
- Payment Plan: There is a $500 deposit due at registration and you will be required to make 3 equal payments of $1000 on or before the following dates in order to attend: January 1, 2017, March 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017.
The deposit due at the time of booking is non-refundable and non-transferable. Refunds will be issued for cancellations, minus the deposit.
After April 1, 2016, there are no refunds or transfers of payments due to the fact that we are required to make retreat payments that are no longer refundable after this time.
We realize that some extenuating circumstances beyond your control may prohibit you from attending, however unfortunately due to non-recoverable payments that we must make in advance to secure the retreat centers, we cannot make exceptions regardless of the circumstance. We appreciate your understanding.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
We will be making a day trip to the DSWT and have the special opportunity of having a private viewing of the elephants at the orphanage. ELEI and the DSWT looks forward to sharing this day with you.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today, the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
Founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the DSWT claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation.
At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through it's hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.
To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care.
For more information about the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, please visit the website at www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
When booking flights, please keep in mind that the first day begins with dinner on July 23rd and ends on July 29th.
When traveling to another country, you may also need to contact your health care provider about any necessary immunizations as well as making sure your passport and possible visas are in order.
For more information please visit the following websites:
Amboseli Trust for Elephants and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust