Now you can combine yoga sessions with mesmerising safari game drives at Kenya’s ol Donyo Lodge.
Great Plains, the iconic eco-tourism company founded by National Geographic Explorer-At-Large filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, now offers a wildly unique yoga experience at its ol Donyo Lodge.
Yoga is the harmony of mind, body and soul and a stay at ol Donyo Lodge truly encapsulates this with a balance of movement, peace, nourishing healthy food and immersion in nature.
Each suite at the luxurious camp comes complete with a Great Plains yoga mat to roll out next to a private plunge pool or sky bed deck, overlooking the plains of Kenya with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Here, guests can find their flow to the sounds of birds chirping in the background and elephants slurping from the water hole below.
For the ultimate bucket-list-in-the-bush moment, guests on a private game drive vehicle can also bring their yoga mat along on an afternoon game drive and roll it out on top of a hill with 360 views of the wilderness beyond. There, yogis can enjoy a moment of calm and meditate to the sounds of the bush, connecting to themselves and the surroundings, finishing with a peaceful silent guided bushwalk.
Post-session, yogis can nourish the body both inside and out, with superfoods and healthy juices curated with care by Great Plains’ expert chefs for maximum health benefits. These include a brand-new herbal tea menu to aid digestion or provide a calming effect, and a range of new delicious vegan superfood breakfast options.
For a complete wellness experience, Great Plains’ talented therapists are on hand to deliver pampering treatments such as The Renewal, a spoiling treatment that encourages the releasing of the emotions of the past and bringing mindful positive focuses to the future, all while enjoying a massage.
ol Donyo Lodge, which sleeps up to twenty guests in eight Deluxe Suites and a two-bedroom Sambu family suite, is located on the Maasai-owned Mbirikani Group Ranch, comprising 275,000 acres of wilderness between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks and bordering Chyulu Hills National Park.
The camp is very remote, offering extreme privacy and a vast amount of activities to choose from – morning and evening game drives, mountain biking, bush breakfast and dinners, horse riding for intermediate to advanced riders, guided bushwalks, tracking, conservation and community out-reach programmes and sleep-out star bed experiences