Kenya·March 20 - 27 2022

Pilates, Yamuna Body Rolling & Wilderness Retreat

An active escape to allow you to rebalance, restore, reconnect and rewild the body, mind and spirit.

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Overview

This immersive Pilates & Yamuna Body Rolling 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 and Yamuna Body Rolling classes 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.

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DAY 1

A day at the Beach


-Sunrise Pilates flow class

BREAKFAST 

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

LUNCH 

- Deeply unwind with a Yamuna Body Rolling session followed by a pilates flow to integrate and energise. 

Sip on Sundowner smoothies at sunset 

DINNER 

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DAY 2

A day on Safari

Sunrise pilates flow class

BREAKFAST

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

PICNIC LUNCH IN THE BUSH

Cool off in the delicious pool overlooking an elephant's waterhole and the vast rugged landscape of Mbulia conservancy 

-Mobilise with an afternoon Yamuna Body rolling session

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

COVID COMPLIANT

DAILY PILATES & YAMUNA BODY ROLLING CLASSES

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 (Return international & 1 way NBO-MALINDI)

Tourist visa

Travel insurance

Anti Malaria medication

Travel vaccinations

Gratuities

Covid testing

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 return flights from Heathrow to Nairobi are currently £380 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 costing between £30-£130 depending on airline.

The Rewild team will provide transport from Malindi airport to Watamu Treehouse if arriving on Sunday 20th March 2022 on a 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.

Please check if your nationality requires a tourist visa to enter Kenya. Kenyan entry visas are exclusively issued electronically, with passengers required to obtain their e-visas before departure and are approximately $51USD. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html

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.

It is recommended that guests take anti-malarial medication prior and during your stay. Brands such as Malarone 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. Life vests and floatation devices will be provided for our water based activities.

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, visiting the Sheldrick wildlife trust baby elephant orphanage 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 those guests holding a valid Kenyan ID. We also offer a 'Watamu only' option for those short on time.

All passengers, irrespective of nationality and residency status, coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel must be in possession of a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel. All negative COVID-19 test results must prove that they have been taken no more than 96 hours before travel to Kenya and be verified digitally through the Trusted Travel Initiative.

All passengers irrespective of nationality and residency status coming to Kenya from the UK via any route of travel shall be required to submit daily health information on the Jitenge Platform / App for 14 consecutive days. You will also need to complete a COVID-19 Travellers Health Surveillance Form.

For more detailed information, please see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/kenya/entry-requirements

Pilates is a mindful, full body exercise and movement system designed to strengthen core muscle groups, stretch, re-balance and re-align the body. It also enhances coordination and develops a deeper connection to your centre. Pilates is suitable for all ages, genders and levels of fitness. The classes on the retreat will be mat based pilates designed to accommodate all abilities, from complete novice to advanced practitioners and instructors!

Yamuna Body Rolling. Who says you have to become immobile as you get older? Yamuna Body Rolling is a unique technique that uses special balls with your own body weight to work deeply on your anatomy. Creating optimum space throughout the body will restore fuller range of motion in all joints. Direct bone stimulation is what makes YBR stand out from the crowd. Exercise anywhere; at home, at the office or on holiday. You will feel completely revived just like after a full-body massage.

Pilates, Yamuna Body Rolling & Wilderness Retreat

Kenya·March 20 - 27 2022·7 nights

FROM$3137