Kenya·January 2 - 9 2023

Safe Journey Retreat 2023

A one-of-a-kind travel and empowerment retreat to help you find peace and purpose as you pursue your passions.

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Overview

The Safe Journey Retreat is an empowerment retreat that aims to transform the lives of women in the ultimate journey of self-discovery and adventure. With daily workshops by inspiring speakers, local excursions and cultural immersive experiences, and ample time for introspection and relaxation, the Safe Journey Retreat offers women the ability to rediscover their peace, passion, and purpose. For the 2023 Retreat, we will be exploring the safari, sands, and streets of Kenya.

Highlights

Empowerment workshops

Empowerment workshops

Be inspired and encouraged by speakers on a variety of topics, such as building generational wealth, bouncing back after disappointment, and more.

Safari, streets, and sand

Safari, streets, and sand

Kenya offers the trifecta of everything you could possibly want on vacation - extraordinary safaris, vibrant urban life, and pristine beaches!

Meals & drinks included

Meals & drinks included

Enjoy a variety of appetizing dishes and delicious drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including cultural delicacies and Western favorites.

Hosts

Ijeoma Kola

Ijeoma Kola

Dr. Ijeoma Kola is a historian of public health, non-profit executive director, and entrepreneur. Her company, Safe Journey Media, creates inspirational content, experiences, and products that champion and improve the health, education, and empowerment of Black women around the world. She is excited to share a snippet of one of the places she considers home with you in this week-long life-changing experience.

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Schedule

Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect:

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DAY 1

January 2 — welcome

Karibu! We'll pick you up from the airport, get you settled into your hotel room, let you rest for a bit, and then have a fabulous welcome dinner with all the retreat participants.

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DAY 2

January 3 — culture & service

We'll start our Nairobi adventure with a guided tour of the city, learning about the history of Kenya, and then do a community service project to support women and girls in Nairobi. After our first interactive workshop, we'll have a Kenyan cooking class and enjoy our creations for dinner. 

Included

Meals

Ground Transportation

Activity Fees

Workshop

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DAY 3

January 4 — safari sights

We'll head out for an early morning safari, the best time to see lions, hippos, and zebras! Then we'll visit Sheldricks Orphanage & Giraffe Center, where you'll be able to get up close and personal with elephants and giraffes! We'll end our day with another workshop, then enjoy dinner.

Included

Meals

Ground Transportation

Excursion Fees

Safari

Workshop

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DAY 4

January 5 — serenity & healing

Rest is resistance, so we've built in an entire day of self-care! After morning yoga and our morning workshop, we'll have an indulgent spa day complete with mini-facials, massages, and more! After a luxurious dinner, we'll end the night with a feminine energy healing circle. 

Included

Meals

Ground Transportation

Excursion Fees

Workshop

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DAY 5

January 6 — coast

We'll trade the city for sand and fly to the Kenyan coast, which has some of the world's most beautiful beaches! We'll have a seafood lunch, tour ancient ruins, and then settle into the hotel. After exploring the resort, we'll have a late-afternoon workshop then enjoy dinner.

Included

Meals

Ground Transportation

Flight to the coast

Workshop

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DAY 6

January 7 — pool/beach day

After our morning workshop, you'll be free to lounge pool or beachside for the rest of the day, Or you can choose to enjoy the water with snorkeling, jet skiing, or other water sport adventure. For dinner, we'll enjoy a sunset dhow cruise followed by a coastal feast!

Included

Meals

Ground Transportation

Workshop

Not Included

Water sport add-ons

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DAY 7

January 8 — sisterhood soirée

We'll head back to Nairobi and stop by the famous Maasai market, where you can pick up artisan-made crafts and souvenirs. We'll wrap up our last evening with the Safe Journey Soiree, a celebration of diasporic sisterhood and solidarity with Kenyan women just like you!

Included

Meals

Flight back to Nairobi

Rapid Covid Test

Not Included

Souvenirs

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DAY 8

January 9 — safe Journey

Kwaheri! We'll give you time to pack in the morning and then we'll have a final farewell lunch with the group. Then we'll get you to the airport in time for your flight back to your respective destinations! Safe Journey!

Included

Ground Transportation

Meals

Not Included

Departure Flight

What's Included

What's Included

7 nights accommodation in 4 & 5 star hotels

Daily empowerment workshops

Roundtrip flight to the Kenyan coast

Food & beverages

Excursion & activity fees

Ground transportation

International flights, visa, and passport fees

Vaccination and testing costs

Souvenirs and shopping

Personal Expenses (laundry, telephone, room service, tips, etc)

Accommodation

Solo Traveler

Solo Traveler

Start your 2023 with peace & purpose!

FROM$3,750.00/pp

Bring Your Own Roommate

Bring Your Own Roommate

Book with a friend or family member for max savings!

FROM$3,500.00/pp

Nairobi Local

Nairobi Local

Live in Nairobi? Join us for daytime activities and a weekend at the coast!

FROM$1,000.00/pp

Add Ons

Bangin' Braids

Bangin' Braids

Let's take one thing off your travel to-do list — we'll organize a hair braiding appointment for you on the first or last day of the retreat from one of our trusted Nairobi stylists!...
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PRICE$75.00/pp

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You'll Be Staying Here

Sankara Hotel

Sankara Hotel

Located in the heart of Nairobi, the Sankara Hotel is a beautiful hotel with expansive views of the city, as well as a rooftop pool and lounge area, state-of-the-art restaurants, and a fully equipped gym.

Silver Palm Spa & Resort

Silver Palm Spa & Resort

Silver Palm Spa and Resort is a piece of paradise in the midst of Kilifi’s untouched coastal beauty. With chalk-white walls, soft arches, and flat roofs, the architecture seamlessly blends Mediterranean and Swahili design, offset by brightly colored tropical flowers, neatly manicured gardens, and towering palm trees.

Emara Ole Sereni

Emara Ole Sereni

With sweeping views of the Nairobi National Park and in close proximity to the airport, Emara Ole Sereni is the perfect location for our final night in Nairobi. 

FAQs

The Solo Traveler package is ideal for travelers who are booking the trip on their own! Solo travelers will be assigned a roommate, but are able to upgrade to single occupancy if they would like their own room.

The Bring Your Own Roommate package is ideal for travelers booking in pairs, as they will be automatically be assigned to the same room. 

The Nairobi Local package is for Kenyan resident attendees (whose excursion entrance fees would be calculated under the Kenyan resident rate). It does not include Nairobi accommodation or breakfast.

All travelers will need a valid passport to fly into Kenya. Please be sure to verify that your passport has at least one blank page before your travel date and does not expire before August 1, 2023.

Kenya requires some tourists to possess a visa to enter the country and administers those visas online through an e-visa portal. Please check the visa requirements for your country of origin here.

The Safe Journey Retreat encourages all attendees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, as approved vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective against hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.

As of March 16, 2022, Kenya’s Ministry of Health announced all fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Kenya will be exempted from COVID-19 PCR testing. Full vaccination occurs two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine. 

Unvaccinated travelers over the age of 5 years must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before departure. They will also be required to take a rapid antigen test at their own cost ($30) upon arrival. Any person who tests positive will have a PCR test administered at their own cost ($50) and self-isolate. The Safe Journey Retreat team will not cover or reimburse arrival testing costs. 

The Safe Journey Retreat team will be facilitating PCR testing for attendees whose return flights require PCR tests, at no additional cost.

Vaccination and testing requirements are subject to change based on governmental requirements and safety guidelines.

Our standard cancellation charges cover the cost of processing your cancellation and compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements.

Our standard refund policy is as follows:

  • By June 1st, 2022: 100% of total booking price refunded
  • By September 1st, 2022: 50% of total booking price refunded
  • By November 1st, 2022: 25% of total booking price refunded
  • After November 1st, 2022: 0% of total booking price refunded

Any refund shall be made less any platform, transaction, and processing fees that have been incurred.

Check out our full list of FAQs or reach out to us via email.

Safe Journey Retreat 2023

Kenya· January 2 - 9 2023· 7 nights

FROM$3500/pp