Kenya·November 6 - 16 2024

Satsang in the Savannah

An African Yoga Safari of Self-Discovery

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Satsang in the Savannah

Kenya· November 6 - 16 2024· 10 nights

FROM$5700/pp

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Overview

Embark on a transformative journey with our African Safari Yoga Wellness Retreat, where the enchanting landscapes of Kenya serve as the backdrop for an unforgettable fusion of wellness, culture, and adventure. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Maasai tribe during a cultural immersion and thrilling bush safari, where encounters with the iconic Big 5 await. Experience the awe-inspiring artistry of the Sarakasi Acrobats in a private circus performance, adding a touch of magic to your retreat. Navigate the serene waters of Lake Naivasha on a boat safari, followed by a blissful stay at Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. Witness the heartwarming efforts of conservation at the baby elephant and rhino orphanage, creating memories that resonate with the spirit of wildlife preservation. Embark on a soul-nourishing hike to Hells Gate, where nature's wonders unfold before you, and unwind in the rejuvenating embrace of a geothermal spa. Engage in enlightening wisdom talks and invigorating yoga sessions with Satsang Adventures, creating a harmonious balance between mind, body, and spirit. This Kenyan Safari Yoga Wellness Retreat is a celebration of the vibrant tapestry of Kenya's culture, wildlife, and natural beauty, offering you a unique opportunity to rejuvenate, connect, and find inner peace amidst the breathtaking landscapes of this extraordinary destination.

Highlights

Wake up and Stretch with Wildlife

Wake up and Stretch with Wildlife

We will stay at the Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary in Lake Naivasha - with zebras, flamingos, and other wildlife accompanying us throughout the stay. Rising practices will be led each day to invite our mind and body into feeling its best through a day of joy and exploration.

Maasai Mara Safari + Yoga in the Bush

Maasai Mara Safari + Yoga in the Bush

Dive deep into a lifetime experience as we head to the infamous Maasai Mara of Kenya, one of the most notorious game safaris in the region. We will have a full day of exploration in the bush - seeing the Big 5, exotic sunrise and sunset, and practicing yoga in one of the world’s most exotic spaces.

Full Day Maasai Tribe Cultural Immersion

Full Day Maasai Tribe Cultural Immersion

Spend a full day exploring the way of the Maasai and the rituals of their day to day life. We will explore traditional meals, day to day activities and chores, and witness the art and beauty of Africa’s native tribes.

Sarakasi Acrobatic Performance + Artisan Markets

Sarakasi Acrobatic Performance + Artisan Markets

Experience the incredible bustling city of Nairobi through a private acrobatic show of Kenya’s infamous circus troupe, Sarakasi + exploration of the bustling art markets throughout the city

Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary + Nairobi National Park

Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary + Nairobi National Park

The Sheldwick Wildlife Trust is a well known elephant sanctuary where orphans are fed, bathed, and provided with love until naturally released back into the wild.

Yoga at the Africa Yoga Project

Yoga at the Africa Yoga Project

The Africa Yoga Project is a once in a lifetime class experience. We will visit the community class that is packed full and take you through an experience of breath, movement, and unity in the heart of Nairobi.

Hiking through Hell’s Gate + Hot Springs

Hiking through Hell’s Gate + Hot Springs

The inspiration of Pride Rock in the Lion King! We will embark on a hike through the park and witness the vast beauty of Kenya while making our way to the coziest hot springs for you to soak in!

Wildlife Boat Safari through Lake Naivasha

Wildlife Boat Safari through Lake Naivasha

Explore the exotic nature of Lake Naivasha through a boat ride that takes you around hippos, birds, and all the of beauty within the water.

90 Minute Massage upon Arrival + Visa Included!

90 Minute Massage upon Arrival + Visa Included!

To make the experience smooth for you, we take care of the visa process and fees for everyone. Then take part in a relaxing massage that will be scheduled for you upon arrival to Kenya! The perfect way to move through jet lag and relax after a long travel.

Hosts

Satsang Adventures

Satsang Adventures

Reverend Satya Jaiananda : M.Div Interfaith Studies, EOLD, YACEP, E-RYT 500

Satya believes that all spiritual paths spring forth from the same well of divine being and brings the essence of many traditions to his classes and workshops. He has served and studied in various parts of the world having finished his yoga studies in Nepal, being a member of Performers Without borders in Africa, and leading various retreats throughout Central America. His main teachings focus on how to cultivate a healthy body, a peaceful mind, and a joyful heart.


Kristin Bird : M.A. Yoga Studies Candidate, E-RYT 800, YACEP, AHA

Kristin is passionate about sharing practices with others to help alleviate suffering of the physical, mental, & emotional bodies. She believes, through study & experience, that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional - and with the introduction of small minor adjustments in one’s daily habits over a period of time - one can vastly reduce discomforts physically & mentally in daily life.

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Schedule

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DAY 1

November 6th : Depart United States

Guests Depart United States

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DAY 2

November 7th : Partial Guest Arrival

Travel Day - 

Partial Guest Arrival — Airport Pickup 

Dinner

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DAY 3

November 8th : Full Guest Arrival

Breakfast

Airport Pickups for Remaining Guests

Massages throughout Day 

Opening Circle

Dinner

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DAY 4

November 9th : Sarakasi + Artisan Markets

Rising Sadhana

Breakfast

Artisan Market Exploration

Lunch in Nairobi

Private Sarakasi Troupe Show & Dinner


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DAY 5

November 10th : Elephant Sanctuary + Nairobi National Park Sunset Game Drive

Rising Sadhana

Breakfast

Elephant Sanctuary Lunch + Mud Bath Visit 

Lunch in Nairobi National Park

Hike / Self Exploration 

Sunset Game Drive

Dinner

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DAY 6

November 11th : Lake Naivasha Boat Safari + Hell’s Gate National Park

Rising Sadhana

Breakfast

Lake Naivasha boat safari with hippos and local guide

Lunch on Crescent Island 

Explore second half of day around Hell’s Gate National Park + Geothermal Spas

Dinner and Evening Satsang on Crescent Island

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DAY 7

November 12th : Maasai Mara

Rising Sadhana

Breakfast 

Depart for Maasai Mara

Lunch on the way with a beautiful viewpoint!

Arrive to Maasai Mara and be greeted by women of the tribe

Rest and Decompress

Embark in Maasai Tribe traditions, stories, and dances

Dinner

Evening Satsang

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DAY 8

November 13th : Maasai Mara

Rising Sadhana

Breakfast

Full Day Safari Game Drive 

Big 5 Exploration + Lunch 

Yoga in the Bush

Return to Lodging and Rest

Dinner

Evening Satsang

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DAY 9

November 14th : Maasai Mara

Rising Sadhana

Breakfast

Hike up Oldoinyo Lemeguara

Lunch + Meditation at the top with viewpoint

Hike down to Maasai Village 

Women will walk to fetch water and learn to bead with the women of the tribe while the men will practice Speer throwing

Dinner with tribe


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DAY 10

November 15th : Nairobi

Rising Sadhana

Breakfast

Depart for Nairobi

Lunch on the way

Arrival to Hotel + Rest 

Self Exploration / Down Time

Dinner

Closing Circle

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DAY 11

November 16th : Departure Day

Breakfast at Hotel

Departure for Airport 

What's Included

What's Included

All Inclusive Highlights for 10 days/9 nights in Kenya, Africa

Meals (3x Day)

Transportation within Kenya

Visa

Flight to Nairobi, Kenya

Travel Insurances (Highly Recommended)

Accommodation

Private / Shared (2 ppl Max)

Private / Shared (2 ppl Max)

Throughout Kenya, we will have cultural stays in Maasai Mara, a breathtaking stay at the infamous Crescent Game Sanctuary in Lake Naivasha, and comfortable quaint accommodations throughout the bustling city of Nairobi. Rooms will be mixed between private and having 1 roommate.

FROM$5,700.00/pp

Add Ons

Professional Wildlife Photographer

Professional Wildlife Photographer

Capture your Satsang Adventure with a professional wildlife photographer.

PRICE$300.00/pp

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You'll Be Staying Here

Crescent Island Giraffe House

Crescent Island Giraffe House

Crescent Island Giraffe House Bee Hut & Owls Nest is the perfect destination for our  safari getaway. 

The lakeside home is perfect for our group and has sweeping views of the lake and the surrounding game reserve. You can relax on the patio, take long walks to see the wildlife and bird life on the island or cruise the lake shore on a boat.

Westwood Hotel

Westwood Hotel

During our stay throughout Nairobi, we will be in the Westwood Hotel. A gem little boutique hotel outside the city center that borders the Karura Forest, making for serene views each morning. 

Enkorok Mara

Enkorok Mara

A rustic and adventurous experience as we dive into the Maasai Mara camp’s and culture. The Enkorok Mara is a happy medium in between luxury and authenticity. 

A relaxing pool and restaurant are available onsite to unwind after a long safari day. 

FAQs

You will depart the United States on November 6th and fly into Nairobi International Airport 

Yellow fever is required for visitation to Kenya, Africa. 

Typhoid is a common vaccine for travel to southern Africa well.

We recommend conversation with your health care provider for further personal concern and guidance.

There are currently zero requirements regarding Covid for entry into Kenya or the United States.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update participants should changes be made. 

Yes but don’t worry! 

We will take care of this for you. 

We will have transportation arranged for you upon arrival to Nairobi. 

We cannot drink the tap water. 

We will have filtered drinking water and bottled water available throughout the experience. 

You may also consider purchasing a life straw or filtered water bottle if you prefer. 

WiFi will be available throughout the entire experience however hot water and AC will not be consistently available while in the Maasai Mara. 

Yes, laundry services will be available throughout the experience! 

We recommend looking into World Nomads for your travel insurance needs. 

We recommend looking into World Nomads for your travel insurance needs. 

We have basic first aid and travel sickness essentials with us  

We will also have local contacts  for emergency services if needed.

USD will be accepted in Nairobi but we will need local currency for Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara. 

You may order the Kenyan currency from your bank in advance or exchange cash / ATM upon arrival.