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Yoga in Kenya

Traditionally People always associate Yoga with a Quiet place, surrounded by Nature and the first picture that comes to mind is that of Seaside or Mountains. Well, we want to change that picture a little bit. We want you to imagine:

“Sitting in Amboseli National Park” with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop and Elephants and Zebras in front of you”

With this very imaginative idea in mind, we went about creating a product which is unique and gives you a chance to be one with Wildlife and enjoy your Yoga.


Arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Clear Customs and Immigrations formalities. Met by a SawaSawa Africa Representative and transferred to the Nairobi Safari Park Hotel (about an hour’s drive, subject to City traffic).

Use of rooms is not guaranteed before noon. Lunch is not included. The remainder of the day at leisure.

YOGA – The Hotel has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided.

Dinner at the Nyama Choma (barbequed meat) Restaurant of the Hotel – to the sights and sounds of the Hotel’s Safari Cats dance and acrobats troupe.

Overnight at the SAFARI PARK HOTEL.


A modern and relatively young city, Nairobi flourished and expanded once the Kenya- Uganda Railway construction set up a supply depot at “Mile 327”, in 1899. Today, a small Railway Museum pays tribute to the workers and engineers who worked on the tracks that opened up the interior of the country, and has on display original wagons and engines that had originally been shipped in by the British, piece by piece, from India.

“The Green City in the Sun”, as it has come to be known, Nairobi’s streets are lined with flowering Jacarandas and Nandi Flames, and there are several parks and the Nairobi Arboretum, which showcase the spectacular vegetation and trees of Kenya. The National Museum has on display historical art and weapons from Kenya’s 42 tribes, archaeological exhibits from diggings carried out in various parts of the country, and a modern art and culture section which frequently hosts plays and concerts. There are several restaurants, clubs, shops and markets to be visited, as well as the Karen Blixen house, the Giraffe Centre, the Snake Park and Aviary, the Bomas of Kenya Cultural Centre which presents traditional dances daily, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- an orphanage for elephants and rhinos which are rehabilitated prior to being released back to the wild, and the Nairobi National Park, home to Kenya’s largest cheetah population and also site of one of the top black rhino sanctuaries in East Africa.


Breakfast at the hotel.

YOGA – The Hotel has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided.
In the Morning, commence driving Southwards to Amboseli National Park. The drive takes you through the Akamba community’s land where you can view their large-scale farms.
Arrive at your Amboseli Lodge in time for lunch.

Early afternoon at leisure – perhaps for a dip in the Lodge swimming pool.

YOGA – the Lodge has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided.  With the comforting security of an electric-fence separating you from wild elephants, zebras, buffaloes grazing in the Park right outside the Lodge, at Ol Tukai you can have one of the most surreal yoga sessions of your life.

In the late afternoon, enjoy a game viewing drive in Amboseli National Park – weather permitting, you can have a spectacular view of the highest free-standing mountain in the world Mount Kilimanjaro.

 Dinner and overnight at OL TUKAI LODGE.


A shimmering landscape of mirages arising from the dried- up salt pan of the ancient Lake Amboseli, with the impossibly huge Mt. Kilimanjaro feeding the fresh water streams that water the marshes and swamps of Ol Tukai, and watching over park’s inhabitants, Amboseli is Kenya’s most popular destination for big game photography, home to the country’s largest elephants as well as buffalos, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, gazelle and other plains game. Hippos silently guard the pools and marshes, which are frequently invaded by the animals seeking solace from the midday heat, as well as by the park’s numerous bird species, which are in themselves a special attraction of Amboseli.

Amboseli is a place of dry plains with the horizons stretching farthest to become one with the sky. It is dotted with green swamps and semi-arid acacia trees and grasses where great herds of elephants gather. Amboseli is in fact renowned for its huge elephant population which include their tusked bulls. The stunning backdrop has it become a darling for photographers and film makers.


Breakfast at the Lodge.

Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives in Amboseli National Park.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at OL TUKAI LODGE.

YOGA – the Lodge has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided in the morning and/or afternoon.

Breakfast at the Lodge.

Morning drive to the shores of Lake Naivasha – an ornithologist’s paradise and a RAMSAR Wetlands Site. This drive takes you past Nairobi city, then due northwards with a good view of the Rift Valley escarpment along the way.
Arrive at Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch.

Early afternoon at leisure – perhaps for a dip in the Lodge swimming pool.

YOGA – the Lodge has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided.

In the late afternoon, enjoy an hour’s boat ride on Lake Naivasha.
Dinner and overnight at NAIVASHA SOPA LODGE.

Lake Naivasha is located in a high-altitude trough of the Rift Valley and one of the few fresh-water lakes in eastern Africa. This beautiful and expansive lake gets its name from the Maa word for “tempestuous”, or moody. Located close to the now extinct volcano Mount Longonot, the several vents and underwater caves that connect the two make it impossible to guess the exact depth of the lake, and the resulting currents and temperatures mean that the lake could be calm and serene in the morning, and choppy, cold and grey by the same afternoon!
Naivasha was considered the heart of the opulent ‘Happy Valley’ settler population during the colonial era in the early 20th century, a trendy set equally renowned for their tempestuousness!

Lake Naivasha supports a vegetation of Acacia trees, papyrus and Potamogeton, providing foraging and breeding ground for many resident and migrant bird species.
The lake is extremely popular with visitors who would like to enjoy a lazy boat ride to admire the proliferation of birdlife and wildlife.
Those who prefer a faster pace could hire a speedboat and cruise the lake in spectacular style!
The lake has more than 350 species of water birds which include fish eagles and ospreys, herons and egrets, purple gallinules, lily-trotters, red-knobbed coots and black crakes, (and also included 1% of the world population of Fulica cristata).
Hundreds of hippopotamuses inhabit the lake and several species of large mammals including buffalo, giraffe and waterbuck live in the riparian area.
Crescent Island (which can be accessed by road at times depending on the water levels) is a unique wildlife sanctuary found on Lake Naivasha. An abundance of plains game inhabits the sanctuary, which is visited on foot; one of the main attractions on the island is an albino python, an amazing sight to behold if it is in the mood to expose itself!
There is intensive greenhouse floriculture and horticulture on the lake shores; Kenya is the world’s leading exporter of cut flowers and Naivasha supplies about 75% of these.
Lake Naivasha is one of 6 Kenyan sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites); the site comprises a crater lake, river delta, and a separate lake dominated by blue-green algae and soda-tolerant plants. Other Ramsar Sites are the Tana River Delta at the Indian Ocean coast and 4 other lakes in the Rift Valley – Nakuru, Baringo, Bogoria and Elementaita.


Breakfast at the Lodge.
With picnic lunches from the Lodge, morning drive to the shores of Lake Nakuru National Park – an ornithologist’s paradise and a RAMSAR Wetlands Site. Enjoy game viewing drives in Lake Nakuru National park, driving around the Lake and visiting Baboon Cliff and Magalia Falls.
Mid-afternoon return back to Lake Naivasha.
Dinner and overnight at NAIVASHA SOPA LODGE.
YOGA – the Lodge has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided in the morning and/or afternoon.

Often described as an ornithologist’s paradise, the Lake Nakuru National park is located within the Great Rift Valley and encompasses one of the Rift’s most renowned natural wonders- an outstanding place to watch, at times, over 1 million pink flamingos wading along the shores of the shallow, alkaline water lake. Hundreds of other water birds, including pelicans, marabou storks, seagulls, avocets, plovers and stilts can also be found at the lake itself, while the acacia trees and rocky cliffs of the park house Verreaux’s eagles, splendid fish eagles, vultures and wood hoopoes.
The parklands are filled with numerous buffalo, waterbuck, gazelles and impalas, while the majestic and rare Rothschild giraffes roam the acacia forests, occasionally walking across the open plains. Lions, leopards, hyenas and jackals are commonly sighted, as are the black and white rhinos, who have found refuge in Kenya’s prime rhino sanctuary.

Day 06: LAKE NAIVASHA – MAASAI MARA (04 Hours’ Drive)

Breakfast at the Lodge.
In the morning, depart by road, driving past the dormant Mount Longonot and down the Rift Valley Escarpment for the famous Maasai Mara – one of the New Seventh Wonders of the World.

Arrive at your Maasai Mara Camp in time for lunch with an early afternoon at leisure – perhaps for a nap in your room or a dip in the camp swimming pool.

YOGA – the camp has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided.
Late afternoon, enjoy a game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Dinner and overnight at SAROVA MARA CAMP.


The Maasai Mara Game Reserve- the northern extension of the Serengeti, is without question the world’s prime game viewing area. With one of the highest diversity of species and concentrations of animals, the acacia-dotted plains of the Mara offer wonderful scenery and a spectacular abundance of wildlife. Elephants, buffalo, wildebeest, topi, giraffes, hartebeest, serval cats, bat-eared foxes; regal black-maned lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and jackals; monkeys and baboons, vultures, secretary birds, saddle bill storks, hundreds of migratory birds; countless pods of hippos around every bend of the Mara River, carefully watched by the other denizens of the rivers in the Maasai Mara- the crocodiles, infamous for their spectacular role in the “Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth”- the annual wildebeest migration between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, in which millions of wildebeest, zebra and topis brave the river, and the predators encountered daily, in their continuous annual treks in search of water and grazing, coming up to the Mara from the southern Serengeti plains.

Breakfast at the Camp.
Morning and afternoon game viewing drive in Maasai Mara Game Reserve (or alternatively depart with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing drive in the Reserve).
Dinner and overnight in the Mara at SAROVA MARA CAMP.
YOGA – the camp has expansive grounds, where open-air Yoga sessions can be provided in the morning and/or afternoon.


OPTIONAL: At extra cost, you can enjoy an hour’s hot-air dawn balloon ride, followed by an al fresco champagne-style bush breakfast.


Day 08: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI (05 Hour’s Drive)

Breakfast at the Camp.

In the morning, embark on your return drive to Nairobi. Your driver guide will take you to a Maasai Market for shopping of souvenirs (time permitting).

Lunch is on own account.

Drop off is at Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your International flight.

If this program interests you please get in touch with your Travel Company and ask them to contact Bigfoot Markeiting or Our Client, Sawa Sawa Africa.

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