Bee The Wellness Presents: An African Safari Adventure Retreat!

Bee The Wellness is proud to announce our very first African Safari retreat in Kenya, Africa.

Join us for a 9 day ( 8 nights) adventure which includes a 7 days Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages. 

Dates: September 28th- October 5th, 2018

 

Experience the beauty and adventure!

Ol Pejeta is an award winning conservancy and has international and government backing, meaning the wildlife (especially rhinos) are thriving in the area and game viewing is some of the best in Kenya! 

Ol Pejeta will be our private headquarters for the week’s incredible activities.

Ol Pejeta in the wilderness area of the conservancy, which has restricted access to more private wild areas for our guests.

Experience our exclusive resort which includes: private cottages, private chefs, private vehicles and private guides.

Including: daily game drives and bush picnics, spot light night drives, bush walks, sundowners, visit to the local school and to the chimpanzee sanctuary established by the famous Jane Goodall.

Also included in this incredible adventure is a day trip to  Aberdares National Park, a visit to the Animal Orphanage, The Endangered Species Boma, as well as a Lion tracking excursion. 

Everything is included from the moment you arrive in Nairobi to the moment you return to Nairobi. (Airfare, Insurance & Visa Not Included)

Rooms & Rates

Rooms will be same sex only.

Options for payment plans include $500 down plus two payments of 50% or $500 down and monthly installments.

Double Rooms $5600 per person (SOLD OUT) 

Triple Single Rooms $5200 per person (rooms will be same sex only) (SOLD OUT)

 

email us at info@beethewellness.com with questions

Don’t wait! These spots will go quickly!

Inclusions/ Exclusions

TRIP RATE INCLUDES:

All services and transportation  from pick up in Nairobi on day 1 to drop off in Nairobi Day 9.

8 nights lodging (7 nights in MLP Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages.) 

All meals from Day 2 through Breakfast of Day 9.

Gratuities for services staff (Lodge staff, drivers, chefs and guides.)

Al beverages, water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh juices are free of charge. We will also have spirits and some mixed drinks available as well. Please make sure to let us know ahead of time if you have any preferences!

TRIP RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Airfare, Visa, Insurance, meals on your arrival day in Nairobi. 

Details

Daily Schedule

DAY 1 – Nairobi | ARRIVE 

Arrive in Nairobi, Transfer to Hemingway’s. A luxury boutique hotel in Nairobi.

Day 2 – Mt Kenya Safari Club

8.00am Breakfast at Hemingways, Nairobi

9.00am Drive up to  Mt Kenya Safari Club (approx. 4 hours)

2.00pm Lunch beneath the shadow of Mt Kenya and visit to the animal orphanage

5.00pm Leave for Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages, game drive enroute

7.30pm Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

DAY 3 – Ol Pejeta

6.30am Early morning game drive and lion tracking, picnic breakfast in the bush

1.30pm Lunch

4.00pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains

7.30pm Drinks around the fire followed by dinner


 

DAY 4 – Aberdares National Park

6.30am Breakfast

7.30am Depart for day trip to Aberdares National Park with picnic lunch

7.30pm Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

 

 

 

DAY 5 – Nyakio Primary School Visit

6.30am Early morning game drive, visit to Nyakio Primary School and bush breakfast

4.00pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Afternoon drive

6.30pm Dinner

8.00pm Night drive (returns around 10.30pm)

DAY 6 – Bush Walk & Endangered Species Boma

6.30am Bush walk (half the group, other half do game drive and Endangered Species Boma

10am Breakfast at the cottage and time at leisure

1.30pm Lunch

4.00pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains

7.30pm Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

DAY 7 – Game Drive and Endangered Species Boma

6.30am Early morning game drive, visit to Endangered Species Boma and bush

breakfast (half the group, other half to do bush walk)

1.30pm Lunch

4.00pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains

7.30pm Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

DAY 8 – Visit To Chimpanzee Sanctuary

6.30am Early morning game drive, visit to the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary and bush breakfast

1.30pm Lunch

4.00pm Afternoon tea

4.30pm Evening game drive and sundowners on the plains

7.30pm Drinks around the fire followed by dinner

DAY 9 – Return to Nairobi

7.30am Leisurely breakfast at the cottages

9am Drive to Nairobi (arrive approx. 1pm drop off JKIA OR  Hotel if you require additional night) Inquire with us and we can arrange accommodations.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms


Each lodge is appointed with everything you need for a cozy and comfortable stay. With an open air feel, you can get as close to the feeling of camping in the bush but with all the amenities to make your stay a deluxe experience.  

Rooms come in double or triple configuration.

Features & Amenities

 

Exclusive use: private cottage, private chefs, private vehicles and private guides (something you don’t get or you pay an absolute bomb for in East Africa!)
 
Ol Pejeta is an award winning conservancy and has international and government backing, meaning the wildlife (especially rhinos) is thriving in the area and game viewing is some of the best in Kenya.


A Note on Power

Our power is low voltage solar lighting with select charging areas in the living area of the cottage, so ladies I’m afraid this means you will have to ditch the hair dryers and flat irons for now. Is fine for charging everything else with a square pin plug.

Extra Hotel Nights & Trip Extensions

Included in your trip is your arrival night in Nairobi. If you would like to stay additional nights or need assistance booking any extension trips, please let us know and we can be of assistance when doing so.

We will happily help you plan and book any additional hotel nights or activities you might like to experience during your time in Africa.

Meals

All of our food is locally sourced and made from the freshest ingredients. You will enjoy three meals a day with a three course buffet lunch and dinner. At 4pm we also serve tea and coffee on the lawn before your afternoon drive with special snacks. We will build the menu to be Primally compliant with some “gluten free” treats but please let us know if you have specific allergies and we can make sure to accommodate you.

To quench your thirst, we keep a selection of international wines and spirits as well as local beers, fruit juices and soda’s, and some mixed drinks. Please let us know if you have a preference on alcohol or drinks.

The Kenya Experience

Climate

Kenya sits squarely on the Equator, infact it crosses right through Ol Pejeta and so the country’s climate is mostly tropical. For the most part you will enjoy toasty weather and sunshine all year round.

It is important to note though that our cottages are at quite a high altitude so in the evenings be prepared for temperatures as low 5 degrees Celsius. We do our best two keep you warm and toasty but packing a fleece and some long trousers is essential!

Safety and Safari Etiquette

For the majority of your time with us you will enjoying Ol Pejeta’s rich wildlife. It must be remembered that these animals are all wild, and although you have no reason to fear whilst under the watchful eye of our highly skilled guides, you do need to show them, their families and their personal space some respect.

Our property is surrounded by a two strand electric fence. This is just keep the elephants from destroying our trees and other game can and often will wonder in unannounced. As long as you are aware of this you can comfortably sit back, relax and enjoy nature happening around you.

Whilst on your game drives observe animals quietly with as little disturbance as possible and never try to attract their attention your way. Also be sure to respect your drivers’ judgment with regards to proximity and don’t insist he move the vehicle closer.

Your Health

Your health

Before traveling it is recommended you speak with your GP about the necessary vaccinations and anti-malarials that you may need before embarking on your trip. Standard vaccinations include tetanus, polio, typhoid and hepatitis A.  Also make sure to discuss with him the latest advice on carrying yellow fever certificates, which are essential when traveling to most of Southern and Eastern Africa. Some of these vaccinations are a course of injections so make sure you visit your doctor well in advance.

Because of our high altitude malaria is not found here, there are grass mosquitoes – they bite and are annoying but they won’t make you ill.

**Our water is supplied by Ol Pejeta’s boreholes so its wonderful and clean but full of minerals and so not good to drink. We provide you with clean, bottled drinking water whilst you are here.

Flight , Luggage, & Travel Information

To make it easy for our guests we will spend our first night in Nairobi. This will allow us to adjust from any jet lag, get a good night sleep, and prepare for the adventure ahead.

All flights should be booked to Nairobi arriving on September 28th.

Luggage

If you are flying in on Air Kenya or Safarilink to Nanyuki you will have a maximum luggage restriction of 15kg including hand luggage. If you are carrying large, heavy bags such as camera equipment it is recommended that you book two seats – allowing 30kgs of luggage or else travel by road. Also try and use soft case bags instead of hard case bags. These are easier to transport.

Visas

Most countries, including the UK, USA, Canada and Australia can obtain a three-month tourist visa to Kenya on arrival in Nairobi. This costs USD50. They wont accept any other currency and be sure to carry the exact amount as they are almost always out of change. (not induced in costs)

Facts

Capital: Nairobi

Language: Swahili & English

Timezone: GMT +3hrs

Electricity: 220/240volts

Plugs: 3 pin British sockets

Dialing code: +254

Money

The currency of Kenya is the Kenya Shilling, often written as KSH or with a /= symbol at the end of a figure.

Our adventure is fully inclusive so you won’t need to pay for anything in cash whilst you are here. (except your visa upon arrival) However, if you decide to make donations at Chimpanzee sanctuary, school, purchase curios and tips you will need to carry with you for that. USD are widely accepted, best to carry in smaller notes if you can, as are Kenya Shillings.

Retreat Policies

All guests are required to provide valid Proof of Travel Insurance.

Prior to 120 days 90% of ticket price can be returned.

Prior to 90 days of departure you can transfer your space to someone else for a $250 fee plus a 10% penalty of total ticket value. 

Within 90 days of departure we are unable to transfer your reservation and no refunds can be made.

Bee The Wellness will do it’s best to replace you prior to 90 days. However, if a replacement is not available we will be unable to transfer you. We require Travel Insurance and urge you to get emergency coverage in case you are unable to attend. 

 

 

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