Kenya·March 28 - April 4 2021

Pilates & Wilderness Retreat

A life transforming space to allow you to rebalance, restore, reconnect and rewild the body, mind and spirit.

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Overview

This immersive pilates & wilderness retreat is held in two stunning locations of outstanding natural beauty in Kenya. Experience five nights at the sublime beachside Watamu treehouse, with 360 degree panoramic views of pristine white sand beaches and emerald forests. Then spend two nights at Kipalo Hills in glamping style tents with sweeping views over the lush Mbulia Hills—a private conservancy bordering Tsavo East and West National Parks. You'll float down a creek on a full moon, eat breakfast on private beach, snorkel in the Indian Ocean, learn about indigenous flora and fauna on a guided Maasai bush walk, and go on night and day game drives in Mbulia conservancy and Tsavo East National Park in open-sided safari land cruisers. And, throughout all this adventure, you'll stay centered with daily Pilates classes and natural movement skills workshops taught by passionate and experienced instructors. Finally, part of your retreat investment is paid directly towards environmental conservation at Mbulia Conservancy. You'll also join the weekly beach clean to support the Watamu community’s marine conservation efforts.

Schedule

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DAY 1

A day at the Beach


-Sunrise beach meditation & Pilates flow class

BREAKFAST 

-Reconnect to nature on a morning barefoot walk exploring the mangroves, followed by a magical float down the creek 

LUNCH 

-Energise with a Movement skills workshop followed by Pilates flow class

Sip on Sundowner smoothies at sunset 

DINNER 

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DAY 2

A day on Safari

Sunrise guided bush walk with Maasai trackers followed by a 

BUSH BREAKFAST

Mid morning game drive in Tsavo East National Park in search of 'the Big 5' (lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard)

LUNCH

Cool off in the delicious pool surrounded by stunning wilderness overlooking Mt Kilimanjaro

-Mobilise with an afternoon Movement skills & Pilates class

DINNER

-Marvel at the nocternal animals and breathtaking African night skies on a night game drive

What's Included

What's Included

FULL BOARD ACCOMMODATION AT WATAMU TREEHOUSE & KIPALO HILLS CAMP

PARK & CONSERVANCY FEES

CREEK FLOAT

GUIDED MAASAI BUSH WALK

‘ROAD TRIP’ / OVERGROUND TRANSPORT FROM TREEHOUSE TO KIPALO HILLS

1ST CLASS SGR TRAIN FROM KIPALO HILLS SAFARI TO NAIROBI ON FINAL DAY OF THE RETREAT

SNORKEL TRIP

DAY AND NIGHT GAME DRIVES

DAILY PILATES CLASSES & MOVEMENT SKILLS WORKSHOPS

COVID COMPLIANT

Accommodation

Shared Room-Single Bed

Shared Room-Single Bed

A Single bed in shared room with unique open air eco design at Treehouse and glamping style tent at Kipalo Hills Camp. These lovely shared rooms come with beautiful panoramic views framed by unique architectural details.

FROM$2,533.00/pp

Private Room

Private Room

For the ultimate treat; one gorgeous private en-suite room at Treehouse and individual luxury glamping style tent at Kipalo Hills, complete with King size bed and incredible views.

FROM$3,400.00/pp

Couples Room

Couples Room

One gorgeous private en-suite room at Treehouse and individual luxury glamping style tent at Kipalo Hills, complete with King size bed and incredible views. Perfect for couples wishing to create unforgettable memories!

FROM$2,666.00/pp

Shared Room-Double Bed

Shared Room-Double Bed

A double bed in shared room with unique open air eco design at Treehouse and single bed in glamping style tent at Kipalo Hills Camp. These lovely shared rooms come with beautiful panoramic views framed by unique architectural details.

FROM$2,666.00/pp

Watamu Treehouse and Kipalo Hills Safari Lodge

A unique, picturesque beachside eco-retreat followed by a rustic and wild safari lodge experience.

The treehouse is situated on one of the most tranquil stretches of Watamu beach. It's unique architecture gives a 360 degree panorama of the coastline on one side and native forest on the other.

The second leg of your journey takes you to a private conservancy with stunning views from a stunning safari lodge nestled in the rugged Mbulia Hills. Venturing deeper into the African wilderness, you'll enjoy stunning views of the Kenyan bush, watching majestic elephants and leopards at the nearby watering hole.

Watamu Treehouse and Kipalo Hills Safari Lodge

FAQs

All flights

Tourist visa

Travel insurance

Anti Malaria medication

Travel vaccinations

Gratuities

Due to the nature of this particular trip no refunds, deposit refunds or cancellations are possible once booking and first payment has been made.  In the event the retreat is rescheduled, your payment will be put forward towards the next retreat date of your choice.


Your international flight will arrive at Nairobi international airport (JKIA).

Inexpensive Flights from Heathrow can go for £450 return direct on BRITISH AIRWAYS.

We recommend then taking a ONE WAY domestic flight from JKIA to Malindi airport. 

It is a 1 hour short trip on airline FLY540 for approximately £60.

The Rewild team will provide transport from Malindi airport to Watamu Treehouse if arriving on Sunday 28th March FLY540 morning flight.

*There are alternative travel options to get to Watamu, we would be happy to advise you on this and other aspects of your travel and stay during your time in Kenya. Please contact us direct for more information.


Most countries can obtain a tourist visa on arrival at JKIA for approximately £30GBP. For more information please see the Kenyan embassy website.

There are no specific compulsory vaccinations required to travel to Kenya. However we recommend you contact your local travel clinic or GP for further detailed information.

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by some passengers travelling from some specific countries, please see the Kenyan embassy website for more specific information.

All guests are required to take ANTI-MALARIA MEDICATION prior and during your stay, we recommend MALARONE which can be purchased from your local pharmacy.


The delicious organic meals in Watamu will be based on a vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian diet with fresh fruit juices, teas and coffees.

The meals at Kipalo Hills cater for both meat and vegetarian.

We are happy to discuss and accommodate any dietary requirements.

This retreat is suitable for all levels of fitness, from complete beginners to advanced. You do not need to have any prior knowledge or experience in pilates. We welcome solo travellers, groups, couples, friends, all are welcome. We ask only that you are over 18 years of age and are able to climb a flight of stairs. There will be options to arrange extras activities and treatments (PADI diving, shopping trips, massage, pedicures, etc), or private sessions with the instructors on the retreat at an additional cost.


Want to stay and explore a little longer?  We would be happy to suggest ways to expand your adventure with some post retreat options such as extending your safari stay, crossing the border for a Mt. Kilimanjaro climb or a highly recommended visit to the idillic coastal area of Lamu in northern Kenya.


Please contact us directly to discuss Resident's rates for any guests holding a full valid Kenyan ID. We also offer a 'Watamu Only' option for those short on time.


Pilates & Wilderness Retreat

Kenya·March 28 - April 4 2021·7 nights

FROM$2533