Winter 2024: CE on Safari for Massage Therapists

Earn 25 CEU’s while enjoying a Wildlife Safari of a lifetime!

Kenya: Laikipia Plateau, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha


14 Days Adventure


From $6,300 per student and $5,650 per non-student (all per person sharing)

Affirm Payments

Heather Graeme

Heather Graeme is a licensed massage therapist, massage educator, and owner of the Therapeutic Massage Center in St. Petersburg, Florida (since 2003). She specializes in relieving muscle pain with a combination of neuromuscular, myofascial, and stretching techniques. In 2010, she joined
the faculty at the Cortiva Institute and taught a variety of massage courses for nearly ten years. Her passion for teaching led her to create continuing education courses for LMTs, which she teaches in Florida, Mexico, and Kenya (2023). See her website for dates. Heather also created a
YouTube channel in which she shares short, instructional videos of techniques, as well as tips, guest instructors, and interviews.

Training Details


Reservation fee of $200 is required with Booking to hold your space. October 15, 2023 at least 50% paid with full payment to be made on or before December 31, 2023.


Departing New York JFK aboard a Kenya Airways overnight flight across the Atlantic to arrive at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport the next day.

Tuesday February 20, 2024

Depart JFK for overnight flight onboard Kenya Airways (KQ) flight to Nairobi JKIA airport.

Wednesday February 21, 2024

  • Arrive JKIA Nairobi in the late morning where you will be met by your Nairobi representative and transferred to your Nairobi Hotel.
  • Your Safari starts here, with a tour of the city in the Sun, Nairobi.  Consider Nairobi to be smaller version of NewYork, bustling with life and energy from people from all walks of life. There are terrific restaurants, nightlife, world class hotels and shopping. 
  • We will go to the National Museum of Kenya which houses many exhibition halls from historical and cultural, large and small mammals and a huge collection of birds in the Bird gallery.  There is also a Snake Park.
  • A welcome dinner will be served at the famous Carnivore restaurant.

Accommodation at PrideInn Azure Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)


  • 4 Nights in the Kenya Highlands.
  • After breakfast, drive due North towards the Kenyan lush green highlands.  Enroute, we drive along beautiful highland agricultural land, lash green with crops. From tea to coffee and banana farms, the area is rich and green. 
  • You will fall in love with the Laikipia Plateau, a stunning destination for both game viewing andfor the opportunity for community engagement. The plateau is filled with wildlife conservancies with strong roots in local communities and equally strong conservation programs. They are also well known for their fabulous wildlife viewing-viewing experiences, with big cats and rhinos very often a part of the mix here.  Most of the conservancies have exclusive tented camps and lodges, which makes for a wonderfully intimate safari experience.
  • We have four nights at the Tafari Castle.  Our base for the first two days of class. We will also have game drives at the Ol Pejeta conservancy and Rhino Sanctury, hiking in the AberdareMountain ranges, archery and birdwatching.

Accommodation at Tafaria Castle (Full Board)


  • On day 6, we drive from the highlands to the floor of the Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • It is not surprising that some of the aerial scenes from the out of Africa movie were shot here in Lake Nakuru National Park. It’s beautiful views of the escarpment, lake and acacia forest these sceneries are unforgettable.  Lake Nakuru National Park was among the first conservation areas to be set apart for the preservation of the very endangered Black and White Rhinos in the early 80s.  Here the Rhinos enjoyed 24hour surveillance.  Today the population of the rhinos has grown to over 150.Tree climbing lions can often be spotted as well as the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes.  Birds are in abundance here with flamingos, pelicans, fish eagles among others. You may also see leopards, lots of gazelles and antelopes, hippos, and buffalos. We will have daily game drives while here.
  • Staying at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge means having some of the best views from any lodge in the Lake Nakuru area.  In fact, the views are so good, you’ll never want to leave.  The rooms are roomy and tastefully decorated with modern décor.  Take time to enjoy the swimming pool as well.
  • We have another two days of class here.

Accommodation and 2 days of class at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (Full Board)  


  • On day 9, we depart early after Breakfast for the World-Famous Savanna of the Masai Mara.
  • The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the most spectacular wildlife destinations in the world.  It offers visitors the chance to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the planet’s greatest natural wonders.  The park is home to the Big Five game – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino,and elephant-and opportunities to witness their interactions with other species up close. In the months of June/July/August the Mara is home to hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and other herbivores migrating from the expansive Serengeti in the south across the Tanzania border.  Truly a spectacular phenomenon to witness.
  • Additionally, we will get an opportunity to visit a Masai Village and interact with the local community as we learn the culture of the peoples here. We will also visit a local school and provide school provisions to the students and the teachers.
  • Three nights here give us great opportunities for daily game drives to fully experience what this great natural environment offers.

Accommodation is at the Mara Sopa Lodge (Full Board)


  • We drive back to the floor of the Great Rift Valley after a scrumptious breakfast and a goodbye game drive out of the Masai Mara heading to Lake Naivasha.
  • Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and sits at an altitude of 6,181 ft above sea level, Lake Naivasha.  Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake unlike most of the Rift Valley lakes which are saltwater lakes.  
  • There are large populations of wildlife around the lake including hippos which roam around grazing for food in the late evenings and early mornings, waterbuck and giraffes.  Lake Naivasha is also known for its many species of birds.
  • Horticulture, floriculture, and dairy farming are quite prevalent activities in the region surrounding the lake which is mostly private land.  
  • We will go hiking in the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park, visit the Sanctuary farm and get plenty of time to watch the numerous birds in the area.

Accommodation Naivasha Sopa Lodge (Full Board)

It’s time to say farewell to the Rift Valley and drive up the escarpment back to the city of Nairobi after lunch. We arrive in the afternoon at our hotel. We have the rest of the day to shop, enjoy some more of the city sceneries and later in the evening go for our farewell dinner.

Accommodation Prideinn Azure Hotel: B&D

Monday  March 04, 2024

Today we take breakfast at our hotel. We will have dayrooms till departure time but we spend the day touring and shopping I Nairobi. We will visit the Giraffe center and the Daphne Sheldrickorphanage. Do final shopping as we wait to get our final dinner together and head out to the airport for departure.  Check out of our hotel. After breakfast, we say goodbye to Nairobi and Kenya and head out to the airport for our flight back to the USA.

Breakfast & Day rooms at PrideInn Azure Hotel

Dates & Rates

The trip is scheduled to take place from February 20, 2024, to March 04, 2024. A total of 14 incredible days full of memorable adventures.

Price Per Person Sharing

Students: $6,300

Non-students: $5,650

Accommodation Options

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre.
Tafaria Castle
Tafaria Castle is located in rural Kenya on a hill, next to the scenic Aberdare ranges overlooking the Laikipia plains and Mt Kenya.
PrideInn Azure Hotel
PrideInn Azure Hotel is in Westlands an upmarket part of Nairobi city, 4km North West of the City Centre. Greenery and serenity define this area, dotted with contemporary architectural designs hosting residences, offices, shopping malls and hotels.
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What Does It Entail?

  • All accommodations based on two people sharing including day room on last day of prior to departure.
  • All group meals as per itinerary
  • All activities, unless indicated otherwise as optional.
  • All Park & Conservancy fees
  • All International airfares
  • All group local ground transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • Professional English-speaking Safari guide
  • Taxes / VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled water in each vehicle.
  • Instructor fees
  • Class Manual
  • Certificates
  • Lotions and Creams
  • Amref Air rescue for emergency evacuation

What's Not Included

Transportation to and; From JFK New York (Group departure and; arrival airport).Any Additional accommodation not included in the itinerary.Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees.Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day).Alcoholic drinks
Non-Group meals
Visa Fees.Optional activities not included in the itinerary.Items of personal nature.Personal travel insurance (Highly recommended).
Why Choose Us

The Beauty of Ecotrail Adventures

Beautiful, Wild and Unspoilt

We choose destinations with stunningly beautiful scenery, rich in wildlife and traditional culture.

Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

Allergic to mass tourism, we take pride in creating sustainable and responsible tourism solutions in our destinations.

Variety and Flexibility

We will create a unique experience for you by tailoring your dream Safari around your specific requirements.

Safe and Sure

All our Tour Guides and instructors are fully qualified to international standards and with over a decade of experience organizing and managing activity holidays, we know how to make sure things run smoothly!

Customer Service

We know how important and special your holiday is and we will be there from the day you make your enquiry to the day you go back home after your trip to make sure it surpasses your expectations!