April 11-19, 2020

Join us for unique, once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the slopes of the Chyulu Hills overlooking snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and distant roars of lions.

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THE KENYA ESCAPE

We will safari by foot, by vehicle, by horse, by bike, we will safari by morning, by lunch, by sunset, and by night. You’ve never had an experience like this - luxury everything, daily dose of endorphins through fitness and yoga sessions, connections to nature, personal photographer, and accompanied by 16 fellow Tone Escapes adventurers.

This is a fitness retreat and on top of the amazing long days of adventuring through the wilderness and enjoying the luxury accommodations we will also have fitness and yoga programming throughout the days.

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2-NIGHTS HEMINGWAYS

The large nearby bull elephant noisily drinking volumes of water, brings you back down to earth, as you sit less than twenty paces from these gentle giants of the earth, safely cocooned within the natural wood hide, gazing out onto a multitude of wildlife and their unique dynamics happening live in front of you. A snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro may greet you on your new morning in this slice of heavenly paradise, a night of lions roaring their authority and hyenas seemingly taunting them back, jackals adding to the acoustics with their loud shrill like calls -now a distant, fading memory, or was it just a dream?

6-NIGHTS OLD DONYO

The large nearby bull elephant noisily drinking volumes of water, brings you back down to earth, as you sit less than twenty paces from these gentle giants of the earth, safely cocooned within the natural wood hide, gazing out onto a multitude of wildlife and their unique dynamics happening live in front of you. A snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro may greet you on your new morning in this slice of heavenly paradise, a night of lions roaring their authority and hyenas seemingly taunting them back, jackals adding to the acoustics with their loud shrill like calls -now a distant, fading memory, or was it just a dream?

The lodge sits proudly, almost majestically on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, gazing out across a vista and landscape stretching and untouched for what seems a millennia. This truly unique entity boasts a relationship between conservation and livelihood, embracing the local culture and Maasai while at the same time, encompassing the natural wildlife and the realization that this model where both co-exist side by side, does indeed work.  Roaming and exploring this vast, true wilderness area by game vehicle, perched on an ambling horse, a quiet mountain bike or walking with care through the untamed Africa bush offers you a variety of options in which to see, hear and breathe the sights and sounds of an African safari experience, to become one with your ever-evolving surroundings, the dreams and realizations now tangible.


 

INCLUDED

We highly encourage guests to come alone - it might seem scary to try something with strangers but sometimes that is exactly what we need to help let go of old habits and create new ones. Nonetheless even if you bring a friend or family member, by the end of the trip, everyone’s family.

*International flights to and from Kenya are not included. See our refund policy.

 

ITINERARY

 

April 11th ARRIVAL


All guests fly into Nairobi, accommodations at The Hemingways in Nairobi. Only about a 20 minute drive from Nairobi Airport. Beautiful and very secure grounds with pool and lots of green space perfect for workouts! Very comfortable for everyone to get over their jetlag!

Evening visit to The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. We will have a private tour of the compound for our group. It's so much fun because this is the time of night when all the baby elephants get in their beds for bedtime. You get to touch and play with elephants!

April 12 th GIRAFFE CENTER


Visit to the Giraffe Center located on the grounds at Giraffe Manor. We'll have tea time with Giraffes. We will also visit a few different restaurant/ shopping districts, depending on what we all would prefer. This will be followed by a brief visit to the Karen Blixon Museum (where they filmed the Robert Redford/Meryl Streep movie Out Of Africa).

April 13-18th THE SAFARI


Transfer from The Hemingways to Wilson airport. Travel via private plane to the Ol Donyo Lodge (about 45 min travel time). It's amazing because it's located on a private reserve, which means the only other people you see on game drives is other guests of Ol Donyo, but we are the only guests of Ol Donyo - win win. It's located on a cliff and you can see Kilimanjaro! They have also created a man-made watering hole so many of the animals come right up to the camp site! Another unique thing about Ol Donyo is the range of animals you get to see, not all regions have the same animals! Each room has an outdoor pool and shower as well as a communal pool on the grounds. Perfect spots for workouts & yoga! We also will have private vehicles and private game drivers/trackers.

The stay at Ol Donyo includes: Daily game drives, this is where you jump into the Landcruiser with your Messi guide/tracker and they take you all around the planes to see animals (Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Gazelle, Zebrah, think opening of Lion King!) We will do do multiple drives per day, an early morning drive, then workout, then another evening drive after lunch and even a night drive! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included as well as all drinks and liquor; some meals we will even eat out in the planes while on game drives! The meal quality is OUTSTANDING!!! VERY healthy! The manager used to actually work in the Spa Wellness industry!

  • Daily maid and laundry service, so guests can pack light!
  • Horse riding for those interested, and for advanced riders you can do a safari via horseback.
  • Visit to a local Massi village.

April 19th DEPARTURE


Transfer back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi for guest departure.