On safari, the rhythm of nature takes us far away from the current and into how life used to be.
Kenya is Africa’s original safari destination, a land of vast plains teeming with wildebeest, zebra, and the accompanying predators all in the shadows of snow-peaked mountains. Our special adventure takes us far into the wildest areas of East Africa, staying at deluxe camps in private reserves, where nature is at our side. Game drives, safari walks, village visits, and a backstage exploration of a rare chimpanzee sanctuary, make our expedition special. But our connection with nature is not the only thing that runs deep, as our facilitated 12-step meetings held within the wilds of Africa provide an all-important connection with our own community, one we never leave behind even in our most ambitious journeys.
2024: June 15 - June 24
Private departures for families, friends & recovery groups available. Call for details.
Our deluxe and luxury permanent tented accommodations add greatly to the experience of our safari, as it is the remote and authentic Africa that we seek. In Ol Pejata we stay at Sweetwaters Camp, a deluxe tented camp with private bathrooms and hot showers that allow us to experience the wilds of Africa without sacrificing all-important comforts. In the Masai Mara, Losokwan Camp offers luxury safari suites, or tented rooms raised on platforms, each with private facilities and individual verandahs that provide a personal experience that cannot be attained at the larger camps and lodges.
Hidden in the wild safari, our lodgings enhance the experience, providing peace, authenticity and a sense of place.
Our trips are specifically designed for sober travelers, and they include the services of a sober travel facilitator who runs meetings as well as meditation and yoga activities. All activities are optional, but they are designed to create community amongst like-minded people.
Activities on our adventures are all optional, and often include time for participants to spend down time on their own or hanging out with others. After all, we are all about community. On this safari we spend a good amount of time on game drives in the reserves, giving us close-up encounters with wildlife. We also will enjoy short safari walks and a behind-the-scenes visit to a chimpanzee sanctuary. Of course we also participate in recovery activities designed to build community and maintain our sobriety. Those include meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and reflection meetings.
To participate in this adventure, you must arrive in Nairobi on Day 1 of your trip. However, we highly recommend arriving a day early to ensure you avoid airline delays. For those arriving a day early, we can book you an extra night in Nairobi. You are free to depart at noon or later on the final day.
Most travelers arrive a day before the trip begins so they can rest from their travel and explore the city of Nairobi. We have arranged an inclusive Pre-Trip Extra Day program that includes a night at our hotel, airport transfers, a tour of the city including a stop at the Karen Blixen Museum and a visit to the Giraffe Center, all entry fees and some meals. The cost of this extra day program is $395 per person in double occupancy. There is a $100 surcharge if you would like a single room. Click here to book your extension.
Many travelers journeying to Kenya wish to extend their trips so that they can do and see more during their international adventure. We have arranged an independent 4-Day Post-Trip Safari Extension to Amboseli National Park, famous for its enormous elephant herds viewed in the shadows of Kilimanjaro’s snowy peaks. The extension begins on the final day of the regularly scheduled Choose Life safari and includes flights from the Masai Mara (where the regularly scheduled trip ends before the group drives back to Nairobi) to Amboseli through Nairobi, 3 nights at the Amboseli Serena Lodge, group safari game drives, all meals, all park and entry fees and a day room at the Nairobi Airport as you await your evening flight home. Please note that this extension is not operated by Choose Life Sober Adventures – it does not include a CLSA host/facilitator and is not vetted to remove alcohol from all activities and meals. The cost of this extension is $2,695 per person for double occupancy. The single room supplement is $300. To book this extension click here.
Accommodations, services of local guides and lodge staff, services of the group facilitator, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day (except free day), airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits, and service fees.
Travel to the starting point of your trip, gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), optional travel protection insurance.