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Immersive Wildlife Kenya Retreat

About The Retreat

Kenya is a special place where you can absorb the natural world’s splendour and reinvigorate the human soul. Our retreats are a unique seamless blend of wellness and wilderness. No need to be an avid yogi to get the full benefits; we welcome everyone to come as they are for an unforgettable adventure. During our Wildlife & Yoga retreats in Tsavo East National Park, expect a week of game drives and hikes, bush breakfasts and visiting orphaned elephants. You will be guided through the wilderness by some of Kenya’s next-gen conservationists, with exceptional benefits of yoga complementing each day - enjoyed amidst a pristine natural world.


1Day 1

3:30AM - 4:00AM

A tea or coffee will be brought to your room so you can enjoy in solitude on your deck as the sun begins to rise.

4:00AM - 5:00AM

We will start our day with an energising vinyasa flow led by Laura at the Galdessa gym. Here it is not unheard of for wild elephants to pass by as we are practising yoga.

5:30PM - 6:00PM

Breakfast will be prepared and served by the incredible team at Galdessa Camp. With the option for a cooked breakfast or something light such as fresh fruit & cereals.

6:00PM - 12:30PM

At 9:00 am we will depart from camp on a Game Drive through Tsavo East National Park to the SWT Voi Reintegration Unit. Our drive will take us to the Elephant Mud Bath by 11 am where we will get to witness the orphaned elephants enjoy their midmorning feed followed by a mud bath to cool off.

11:00AM - 12:00PM

A delicious late lunch in camp prepared and served by the Galdessa team family-serve style with plenty of choices for everyone.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

After a busy morning exploring the wilderness, we will gather at 4:00 pm to enjoy a relaxing yoga session led by Laura. This class is to bring some serenity to an action-packed day, with a guided meditation to complete the class.

3:00PM - 4:30PM

At 6:00 pm we will head out for a short game drive to a unique sundowner spot in Tsavo East National Park to watch the sunset whilst enjoying a cocktail or mocktail.

5:00PM - 6:00AM

A three-course meal will be served in camp to finish off an exciting day! From here we will plan what we will get up to the next day. After dinner guests are welcome to stay up and enjoy the camp area and head to their rooms for a peaceful night's sleep.

What’s Included

  • 6 Nights of luxury accommodation at Ithumba Hill Eco-Lodge

  • Return Flight to & from Nairobi & Tsavo

  • Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Adoption

  • Access to the Voi Elephant Reintegration Unit

  • All food & drink

  • Sundowners

  • 2 Yoga classes a day

  • Massages during your stay

  • Game drives throughout the northern sector of Tsavo East National Park

  • Guided hikes

Not Included

  • Flights

  • Travel Insurance

  • Hotel in Nairobi

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be an experienced Yogi to join?

No, not at all. This retreat welcomes all, even if you have never practised Yoga! Classes will be suitable for everyone.




May 2022

Laura’s Wildlife and Yoga retreat was literally life-changing! Laura has a kind, empowered, and inclusive approach to yoga that melds itself to everyone and welcomes different people to show up in their bodies and in their lives as they truly are; It’s a gift. I cannot recommend Laura Bunting Yoga enough.



January 2023

I was lucky enough to join Laura in Tsavo at the Ithumba Camp for her retreats in January. It was the most incredible week of my life to date. I left with a love for Kenya and insights into the beauty of Tsavo. Daily yoga, game trips, and meals were delicious and sundowner spots were unreal! The whole trip felt like a vacation with friends, even though most of us were strangers. Worth every penny!



October 2021

Incredible experience. Complete magic from start to finish! Stunning game drives in the wilderness, great yoga classes, DELICIOUS food, beautiful lodge and rooms. Everything was exceptional. Thank you so much Laura and Taru, can’t wait for the next one!



January 2023

Wildlife & yoga retreats are all of the above and more, together forming an extraordinary blend that creates an extremely curated and unique experience. It is yoga tailored intuitively to the needs of the day and the group at every lesson. It really is beyond words & once you have been, you'll keep wanting to go back again and again.

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