FULL ITINERARY

EXPERIENCE: WELLNESS & WILDERNESS – FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1, 2, 3 & 4

Serenity in Samburu

STAY AT Sasaab

GETTING THERE Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Wilson Airport, a short journey which takes you along the edge of Nairobi National Park. From here, catch your scheduled Safarilink flight to Sasaab Airstrip, where you will be collected and enjoy a short game drive to the lodge.

EXPERIENCE Sasaab oozes safari zen and provides the ultimate setting for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Spacious, light and open plan, the lodge’s spectacular wild outlook is inspirational and grounding. Guests will find a myriad of activities, excursions and experiences to suit all interests and energy levels. Each day, your professional yoga and health coach, Oriane, will be on hand to help you strengthen, stretch, invigorate and detoxify. Activities include yoga with breath-taking views, fitness and stretching routines, guided nature walks and/or jogging with Samburu warriors and guided meditation and relaxation sessions. Not forgetting evening walks to the most spectacular sunset spot on ‘Sundowner Rock’.

When not on your mat, enjoy nutritious food prepared with ingredients picked fresh from the organic veggie garden, cooling dips in the infinity pool, lap pool or your private plunge pool and pampering treatments in one of the two spa rooms. Sasaab has a well-equipped outdoor gym with wonderful views for use whenever you wish. There will be plenty of time for game drives around Westgate Conservancy and Samburu National Reserve, where you can spot endemic northern species, including Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, gerenuk and Beisa oryx.

On day 2 or 3, there’s the option of hiking to the top of Ololokwe, a sacred Samburu Mountain. This takes a full day and is an invigorating, challenging and rewarding experience. The stunning wild beauty and vast panoramas upon reaching the top are something to behold. For the adventure-hungry amongst you, this can be combined with fly camping for a night of sleeping under the stars in the wilderness.

Sasaab also has camels to ride, quadbikes for exploring Westgate Conservancy and incredible helicopter excursions to Kenya’s remote north (please pre-book the helicopter experience to avoid disappointment). Don’t miss exploring the cultural heritage of the Samburu through various excursions on offer and the 4C Centre, which houses an immersive exhibition on local culture and geology.

DAY 5

A tranquil city retreat

STAY AT Giraffe Manor

GETTING THERE With a sense of renewal and serenity after a week of reconnecting with yourself in nature, enjoy your last Sasaab sunrise and breakfast before departing on your scheduled Safarilink flight back to Nairobi. Land at Wilson Airport, from where you will be collected and transferred to the leafy suburb in which Giraffe Manor is located, just a short drive away.

EXPERIENCE Enjoy close encounters with Giraffe Manor’s enchanting herd of giraffes over afternoon tea on the lawn as you relax with a drink in hand, some delicious teatime treats for you and some tasty green pellets that our giraffes just can’t resist. You can also wander across to the AFEW Giraffe Centre just next door to learn more about this fascinating species and what is being done to conserve giraffes. When not marvelling at meeting the world’s tallest animal, The Retreat at Giraffe Manor provides a heavenly environment to unwind, take stock on your wellness journey so far and savour your last two days of serenity in nature. The Retreat houses Giraffe Manor’s swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, gym and spa treatment rooms and is right next door to the manor, overlooking the same giraffe sanctuary. Access to all the wellness facilities is included in your stay at Giraffe Manor.

DAY 6

Relax and Reflect

Your last morning is sure to be an unforgettable one as you experience a magical breakfast with giraffes. Depending on the time your international flight departs, we encourage you to continue relaxing in the tranquil surroundings of The Retreat after check-out time at 10:00 am. We have included a complimentary Retreat Day Pass as part of your wellness journey. Lounge by the pool, indulge in a pampering massage or beauty treatment and feast on the vibrant and nourishing cuisine of Daisy’s Café, which uses ingredients fresh from the organic veggie garden.

When the time comes to say kwaheri (goodbye), you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your flight home. After five days of reconnecting with nature, we hope your inner peace and rejuvenation linger long after your return home.

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