Following the success of Great Plains Conservation’s Wild Studio Photographic safaris, we are delighted to bring you our new Wild Studio Yoga retreats at one of the most spiritual locations on the African continent.
With views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, from the volcanic Chyulu Hills (Ernest Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa), these two four-night yoga Wild Studios will be conducted at Great Plains Conservation ol Donyo Lodge in southern Kenya.
ol Donyo Lodge is a Relais & Châteaux and National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World member, embodying these membership organisations high standards of sustainability, hospitality, community involvement, service and cuisine. This in addition to Great Plains Conservation own ethos of conserving and expanding natural habitat, where a vast 300,000 acre habitat is conserved in Maasai land to allow big tusker elephants and other wild animals to roam freely between Kilimanjaro, Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills. The seven-suite lodge is built from the rock of surrounding volcanic lava flows, each with private plunge pools and roof-top star beds, overlooking acacia forests, a wildlife attracting waterhole, grassy plains stretching to Mount Kilimanjaro’s snowcapped peak. Few places on earth bring the elemental energies of earth, wood, fire, sky and water together so successfully.
ol Donyo Lodge is the setting for 4 days of yoga with a difference. There will be therapeutic meditation and yoga sessions at sunrise and sunset overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro; daily workshops to further knowledge of yoga; fabulous all inclusive delicious meals and drinks. The difference at ol Donyo Lodge is that in between these sessions there will be adapted activities that the lodge normally offers, from silent, guided walking safaris, horse riding, cycling, exploration of lava tunnels. Day and night game drives are also available. There will be plenty of time to relax, watching majestic elephants drink from the lodge waterhole from the safety of a log-pile hide or to enjoy a massage from your Pool Suite.