Pilgrimage to Kenya
October 10-19, 2025

Follow Carl Jung's footsteps across Kenya for a sacred
encounter with dreams, archetypes and the imagination.

Follow Carl Jung’s Footsteps in Kenya

From: $5,000.00

Pay a deposit of $1,500.00 per person

Overview

Experience an incredible opportunity to embark on a journey of dreams and dance on ancient Africa soil. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Kenyan landscapes, meet soulful people, encounter wildlife in its natural habitat, and embrace the profound feminine wisdom ingrained in Africa’s ancient heritage. Join renowned guides Jeanne Schul, PhD, and Miriam Smith for a life-altering 10-day pilgrimage. Discover more about the extraordinary adventure that awaits!

Basic Schedule

Nairobi

You will arrive in the capital city of Nairobi in the late evening from the US. The next morning, we will visit Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage followed by a chance to feed endangered Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center. As time allows, we might also experience a historic museum to get a sense of the time-period in which Jung was in Kenya.

echoes of eden, naivasha

We will then drive out of Nairobi to Echoes of Eden Retreat Center, catching breathtaking views down into the Great Rift Valley. The following day we will explore Lake Naivasha, the only fresh water lake in the Rift Valley. Boat rides on the lake give us the chance to experience the exotic bird life as well as hippopotami in the water! A walking safari on Crescent Island is a favorite, where Out of Africa was filmed. (You might wish to watch this 1985 film with Merrill Streep and Robert Redford before you come!) That evening, we will enjoy dinner on the Retreat veranda. There will also be opportunity to learn about Eden Thriving’s environmental work in local communities and to plant a tree with school children.

Maasai mara

We will drive to our safari location within the Maasai Mara ecosystem. There we will be met by our Maasai drivers and guides. Their knowledge of the terrain and the animal habitat will make our experience wonderfully rich and exciting such as we experience close encounters with elephants, giraffes, a variety of antelopes, cape buffalos, zebras, lions, cheetahs, ostriches, hyenas, warthogs, wildebeests, impalas and much more. Our early morning safaris will be followed by a hearty breakfast. Rest is recommended during the heat of the day. Our evening safari drives conclude with ‘sundowners’ and ‘bitings’ surrounded by wildlife as the sun sets, before we settle into a lovely evening meal and hot showers. Our safari will also offer us a cultural experience with Maasai warriors, who are our hosts.

Mombasa

Following our time on safari, we will fly to the famous port city of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean where Jung first set foot on Kenyan soil. Mombasa’s beautiful beaches are world renowned, as is their Swahili culture and cuisine. We will explore Old Mombasa Town, which continues to reflect some of what Jung experienced. We will also tour the Portuguese Fort Jesus, built in the 16th century.

From Mombasa, we will take the train to Nairobi soaking in the Kenyan countryside as Jung may have first experienced it. In Nairobi, we will settle into the one of Kenya’s historic Jung-era hotels. Nairobi offers many cultural opportunities to which you will be escorted. You may wish to experience music and dancing in Nairobi or visit the National Museum or the Railroad Museum to see the era of trains that carried Jung to Nairobi. For our last day before our late evening departures back home, you can choose to shop for African treasures, have a body talk and/or massage session before being delivered to your airline. 

Hosts

During your stay in Kenya, Miriam Smith, a long-time resident of Africa, will be your knowledgeable host, sharing her retreat center, providing insights into Kenya, and connecting you with local cultural guides. She holds a profound respect for the sacred land. Jeanne Schul will lead body therapy movement classes to maintain physical health and guide dream groups to explore our dreams and synchronicities. Inspired by Jung, we’ll delve into how our time in Africa shapes our personal myth and influences our psyches, bodies, and souls. Miriam and Jeanne will also offer spiritual practices to enhance your soulful pilgrimage experience.

more reading on Carl Jung’s African Journey:
  1. https://wisdomofrishis.com/carl-jungs-experience-in-africa/
  2. https://carljungdepthpsychologysite.blog/2020/06/08/carl-jung-in-kenya-and-uganda/
  3. https://ashevillejungcenter.org/product/jung-and-africa/

Activities

Authentic Safaris: A journey to Africa would not be complete without heart-stopping encounters with extraordinary wildlife and meaningful cultural connections with those whose lands you visit.
Campfires and Evening Gatherings: Unwind under the starry sky warmed by a crackling fire. Share the day’s revelations and create lasting memories with kindred spirits.
Group Body Therapy: Experience techniques to release the tension and stress held throughout the body that often accompanies traveling. Sense soma-soul-psyche integration. *Earn a certification level from Eastwest Somatic Institute while in Africa!
Group Dream Work: Process the wisdom of your dreams as you deepen into the symbols and archetypes in a safe setting with a trained facilitator.
Guided meditations: Enjoy journeying inward with the invitation to listen deeply to the longings of your soul and hear the echo of the Divine’s longing for you.
Spiritual Companionship: In this session you will sit with a soul friend, whose role is to listen and walk with you in discovering the unique music of your soul that is sometimes hard to discern in our everyday lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All in-country accommodations, including Echoes of Eden Retreat
  • Three meals a day and evening “sundowners” of wine and beer
  • All ground transportation to and from the airport
  • All scheduled activities
  • Boating excursion on Lake Naivasha.
  • Walking safari on Crescent Island. 
  • In-country travel to Mombasa
  • Accommodations in Mombasa and site-seeing visits
  • Masai Mara Safari and glamping accommodations
  • Hotel accommodations in Nairobi

Echoes of Eden sits along the Malewa River on the edge of the Great Rift Valley at 6500 ft elevation close to the equator. The mornings and evenings are cool and the days are warm and sunny. Sunrise and sunset are 12 hours apart and occur between 6:30 -7:30 pm year round.

Yes, Kenya requires the yellow fever vaccination. Please ask your doctor or travel clinic what other vaccines are recommended. Malaria preventative is necessary if you will be travelling to any coastal areas.

Echoes of Eden accommodations are custom made from indigenous materials and built by local craftsman. Each unit is unique and offers exquisite rustic luxury in the midst of untouched wilderness.

Yes, all accommodations will have wifi access. It is recommended to check to with your phone service provider for their international data roaming rates and packages before travelling overseas.

Additional information

Price Includes

$5000 is all inclusive of in-country accommodation, meals, travel and safari.

Price Excludes

International travel to and from Kenya is not included. Optional activities or excursions, souvenirs, and tips are not included.