Reconnect to Nature In Kenya
Kenya is the perfect destination for travellers who want to reconnect to nature, experience unique adventures and spend time away from bustling, clamorous and polluted cities. Safari lodges in Kenya offer exploration of pristine and protected wilderness, such as the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park. These areas are protected by conservation efforts and offer some of the highest game density populations in East Africa, as well as encompassing diverse landscapes from luscious grasslands, to shallow streams, and fantastic views of Kenya’s highest mountain, Mount Kenya.
The stresses of modern society; work, social media and the continuous need to be perfect can take their toll on us all. One of the best ways to disconnect and relax is by travelling, yet too many people take their laptops or won’t stay anywhere without WiFi, so they can continue working and check social media. Only now are people starting to realise the benefit of going off the social grid.
There are various ways to connect to nature whilst travelling in Kenya, from horse riding safaris to guided bush walks, however, to truly digest the beauty a high level of self-awareness and presence is required, and what better way to achieve this than through gentle yoga practice, whether it be Indian yoga, Tibetan yoga or Quigong.
Connecting to nature is one of the best ways to clear your head from the stresses and strains of modern life. Whilst looking up at bewilderingly wide starry Kenyan skies, unpolluted by city lights, it is hard to think about what emails may be sitting in your inbox. The benefits of being in nature speak for themselves, from a clearer head, less stress and anger to reduced blood pressure.
Safari lodges in Kenya offer a range of activities in the heart of the Kenyan bush. Borana Lodge, located in the UNESCO Amboseli National Park offers guests a unique way to explore the surrounding nature – on horse. From their stables, guests of all experiences can find a suitable horse and connect to the surroundings on horseback.
With the mobility to explore and the connection between you and your horse, galloping over the grasslands will make you feel euphoric and there is no better way to connect to the animals other than sidling up next to them. On horseback you will be part of nature, not just a spectator. For a more intimate connection to nature most safari lodges in Kenya offer guided bush walks.
Walking is a simple way to stay healthy both in body and mind. Tawi Lodge, near Amboseli National Park offers this as an experience. With knowledgeable guides, guests can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area, breathing in the fresh air and keeping an eye out for micro-ecosystems, or connect to the wild by following animal tracks.
Guides will educate on traditional uses of plants and herbs, providing a better understanding and connection to the local nature. The loud, bustling world will be left behind you, whilst you return to your primitive roots, exploring untraversed paths through the Kenyan wild.