Are you looking for a unique Healthy Hiking Spa Vacation with an emphasis on Rejuvenation?
Join us on a Fit-Trip as we Travel the Worlds most Scenic Natural Landscapes!
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"take a slice of paradise, some good heart-pumping hikes, a teaspoon of Yoga and meditation, healthy food and some inspiration . . .
you get the perfect blend of fitness and adventure!"
 

 

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What the Clients say about SpaFari
“Kristina goes beyond just exercise. SpaFari is not just a place to come and get fit in body, but mind and spirit as well. Kristina gives you the confidence to try new things. You learn about changing thought patterns. She has given me more confidence, more clarity and more peace than I have had in quite some time.”      
Kelly LeBrock, Actress,  Los Olivos, CA Please View Editorial Here
 
"Whenever I complete a trip with Kristina and SpaFari I wonder why it took me so long to return. The rewards of this program, the cleansing, diet, exercise and . . .exciting adventures, really charge my battery! You are an amazing inspiration. I can't wait for the next fabulous week we share together."
Colin Cowie, Colin Cowie Lifesyles.  New York City, NY   
 
" I want to thank you for such an enriching experience with you and the SpaFari Adventure.  My body shifted jiggling flesh into firm, defined muscle in one week! My mind shifted back to peacefulness that is still with me. The group got together recently and we were in awe of our trip photos...they are as spectacular as I knew they would be. Thank you, thank you again from all of us...we'll be back on another trip."
Fay Gallus,  Golden Valley, MN
 
"Your outstanding contribution to the Sony and Mandalay Pictures Entertainment Retreat was deeply appreciated. When we weren't busy working, it was truly a privilege to participate in your highly professional programs. I can't thank you enough for sharing your knowledge so openly and in such a caring environment. You were gentle yet motivational and helped to make everyone feel comfortable, no matter what their fitness level.
Peter Guber, CEO Mandalay Pictures, LA, CA
 
“By far and away, the most effective and pleasurable path to fitness and weight loss   with many more unexpected benefits to the mind and spirit.”
Alfred Clark, Investments, NYC & Palm Beach, FL
 
“In 1988, I began a journey to a better life  a journey which commenced with a simple step of going to a spa. Some hiking programs are better packaged than others, and the more holistically thought out programs stand out from the pack.  In that regard, I have found SpaFari to be the most well rounded and serves my needs more fully. The combination of a low fat delicious diet, yoga, massage and wilderness day hikes to meet your ability, offer the physical challenge I like, but at the same time force me to slow down to think and listen to what my body and soul need. This program has caused me to think more about where my life is heading and make a mid course correction.”
Carol McFate, Finance Professional, New York City, NY
 
"I want to thank you again for a most memorable trip,. I'm still assimilating all the changes I've undergone as a result of my adventure experiences in Dominica...all that I learnt and all that I pushed myself though.
I definitely will take another SpaFari trip with you   the impact from this trip is immeasurable."
Hilory Mallory, Attorney, NPB, FL
 
" For anyone who wants a vigorous outdoor program such as you offer, and   at the same time relish several massages, and Indian sweatlodges and drumming, we believe we have found the ideal combination."
John Arnold, President ExecuTrak. Boston, MA

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Many thanks for the wonderful week in Sedona. I came home feeling great, and guess what, I still feel great... six weeks later! I'm eating well, feeling well and doing many of the suggestions you gave me. I'll be back when I need another dose of it all.
Cari Barnett, CEO, San Francisco, CA
 
“The hiking trip did just what I had hoped it would do for me. I have been very motivated to continue to eat right, exercise and s t r e t c h and I have been very good about sticking with it.
I’ll be on another SpaFari trip soon. Thank You!”       
Jeff Todd, Physician, Watertown, MA
 
"I have yet to stop calling my family, and all of my friends and my work colleagues about how terrific SpaFari is!!! Your vacation was even more terrific than I ever thought it would be (and believe me, my expectations were high). The hiking was absolutely fantastic and the scenery so spectacular. The ranch setting and the accommodations were gorgeous and the food was out of this world...I would never have believed such delicious and beautifully presented gourmet feasts could be so healthy !
Linda Mack, Investments, Chicago IL
 
“My week with SpaFari was a superlative experience and what an adventure! I evolved through the week into a person who was far more fit and healthy than the one with whom you began. I learned new stretching skills with yoga; developed a better appreciation for a healthy diet; increased my strength, energy and stamina; purified myself from the ravages of caffeine, and was proud of the accomplishment of reaching the top of the mountain.  My week with SpaFari is one I will choose to repeat again and again in the future.”
Ed Engle. Jr, CEO, Hudson, MI
 
“SpaFari was an experience that has touched my spirit. The hiking, the staff, the group, the food, the nutritional education, the energy and the caring. My body shifted jiggling flesh into firm, defined muscle in one week!   I’ve kept the process going by continuing to make healthful changes pursuant to your guidance  the impact from this trip is immeasurable.”
Hilory Maggory, Attorney, Los Angeles, CA
 
“There are vacations  there is travel  and there are journeys. My week at SpaFari all three. The week was an exceptional vacation because I became relaxed and serene and ‘completely got away from all those challenges at work and at home. My week was a beautiful travel through the mountains and valleys, seeing the beauty that nature provides. But most importantly, my week was a marvelous journey to the inner place of peace, vitality, and spiritual expansion. This has truly been a journey to the inner reaches of my soul.”
James Fleig, Real Estate Developer,  Newport Beach, CA
 
"Thank you for helping and making it possible for me to not only succeed up a mountain, but restore my faith in myself as a human being. I gained a lot of "1 can do it" self confidence this week, and know you and your support staff are responsible for this."
Georgianna Ducas, NYC, NY
 
 “The week with SpaFari was wonderful. I certainly accomplished my goals in coming here, specifically losing weight and getting a start on a great fitness program, but also so very much more. I have grown in many ways. I have decided to focus much more in life on spirituality. I have rekindled some of my youthfulness and playfulness that one can lose dealing with responsibilities like job and family. I am particularly impressed with SpaFari’s particular mix of energy and loving kindness. Your sincerity and caring shine very brightly. Thank you for a Life altering experience.” 
Jill Mullen, Banker, Westport, Connecticut
 
"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my trip .I felt proud for what I'd accomplished in my hiking. I continue to revive my trip as I tell my friends about the beautiful scenery, the great hikes, the luxurious accommodations and delicious healthy meals. I learned so much more about Yoga, and most of all what wonderful, wonderful staff !.
Carolyn Barbay, Atlanta, GA
 
“SpaFari is light years beyond just SPA. Kristina’s energy, spirit, motivational force, and passion for living are a gift she offers to us all. I can’t wait to go back.”
Harriet Cook, Licensing Executive, NYC

“ I knew it was the right time to go to the desert. What I did not know was that I would be filled on so many levels. The joy, adventure, exhilaration, camaraderie, spirit and love you instill. Those few days will live as an evolving memory and a magical way of life forever!”
James Conte, Creative Director, NYC
  
“The difference between a truly wonderful trip and one that is spectacular, from my experience, is to travel with Kristina Hurrell and Spafari.

 Indeed the trips have run so smoothly that it is easy to forget the endless hours of preparation that were involved in moving people, effortlessly, from one Safari campsite to another, by every means of transportation, other then ox cart. For example, in one two hour period we went through immigrations in three different countries. The right people appeared at the right time, bringing with them jeeps, airplanes and boats to assist us in our journey, as well as the warmest welcome and the most heartwarming care that carried through our stay in each of our destinations.

 Because I have traveled extensively out of the country, (i.e. China, Bali, Nepal), I am no stranger to the amounts of endless detail and research that goes into planning a trip. Considering that Kristina managed to balance this one with just the right amount of time on the ground, in the air, and in the water, I must assume that painstaking contemplation and research, as well as organizing the detailed arrangements, went into the creation of this excursion.

Africa, with Kristina, has been a combination of excitement, entertainment, education, evolution, and enjoyment. Can you beat? You bet!!! Include, also, a balance of activities, adventure, (lots of that), solitude, and massage to vanish whatever possible stress might be still be lingering in the body.

 I’m sitting here on the deck of my private tent in the Kwando Lagoon camp as I write listening to the rushing river and watching the tide racing downstream, marveling at the contrast of this setting with the early morning, when I was bouncing around in the back of an open jeep as our guides scanned the ground for animal tracks. These guides are amazing guys who are really alive with the sport of the chase. Like Sherlock Holmes they dart in and out of the jeep, bending over to search the ground for fresh prints. Exciting, to be looking into the face of an elephant, or making eye contact with a lion laying lazily on the ground, unmoved by a group of human animals sitting not five feet away just starring at them, and how!!!.

 When we were not sitting mesmerized as a lion chomped its recent kill right before our eyes, we were driving through the most gorgeous open plains dotted everywhere with every species of bush, scrub, wild flowers, ancient Baobob trees, and watching huge cumulus clouds billowing along the clear, brilliant blue sky, as we learned about the lifestyles of the animals that we encountered. The lessons were provided by our guides but I must also add that without Kristina’s penetrating and clearly knowledgeable questioning, the information would not have been quite as comprehensive. As a frequent traveler to other parts of Africa, her stories about Kenya, for example, and other tribes, embellished and added depth to what we were being told.

In fact it would only be a slight exaggeration to say that every moment was exciting and thrilling; there certainly was never a dull one. Whether we were breaking new ground by hiking some 33k’s through dangerous bush country, (closely guarded by a rifled guide, and a jeep behind us,) from the Lagoon Camp to the Lebala Camp where we were cheered as conquering heroine’s, (we were the first to make such a trek), or we were sitting in the back of a jeep stuck in the bog, giggling like little kids as we watched ourselves being dug out of the quagmire. Endless adventures to be sure, but there was never a sense of danger, never a sense that we would not be absolutely cared for, no matter what happened. Kristina’s attitude, competence, and in charge manner made it clear that we were as safe as it was possible to be, given the environment.

 While our surroundings were replete with animals that could have been a danger, theoretically, our core group was quite the opposite. Kristina’s programs and the way she promotes her trips tend to appeal to people who have common interests. That is a desire for adventure, a sense of style and taste, a thirst for both self knowledge, as well as knowledge of the experience. In such an atmosphere, we were free to be fully ourselves, laughing like a group of kids at one moment, talking seriously and deeply in another, sharing tales and anecdotes of all of our travels.

 The camaraderie was assured by Kristina’s obvious intention that we would all be treated with sensitivity and caring. Activities were geared to all levels, and she was always there to oversee not just our comfort, but even to attend to the needs of the people who were acting as our hosts. It was not unheard of for her to sense the exhaustion in one of the women who ran the camp and offer her a massage from the woman who traveled with us.
 In other words, every detail, large or small was handled. Years of experience gives her a quality of self assurance and confidence that I have rarely encountered. In every campsite situation where there were people in the site, not of our group, she mixed and mingled in such an effortless way that almost immediately, we were all friends, talking together at the dinner table, or chatting in little private groups. She’s provided the ice breaker at meals with amusing questions that led to involved table talk. In fact, one of her questions, what was the most surprising food you’ve ever eaten, challenged me to eat a fried worm. It was actually good!!!! Challenge is a byword in the SpaFari lexicon. There is always some opportunity to go beyond your own boundaries to find out what you might be capable of if you didn't stand in your own way. In Kristina’s energetic field, miracles happen all the time. I am a perfect example.

 When traveling with her in Lake Como, scaling the Alps, I gave up a big chunk of fear that I have carried around for a lifetime. By the time I got to Africa, I was ready for any challenge; eating a fried worm, was no more or less life altering than scaling a mountain. Stepping out of the box is really what growth and change is all about. And she challenges each member of the group to do that simply by making it explicitly clear that she lives what she preaches. Endless amazing stories of her travel experiences provide the backdrop for risk taking, as well as just plain fun to hear. So… if I haven’t already been quite clear that I would travel anywhere in the world with SpaFari, or any company that bore Kristina Hurrell’s name, with absolute certainty that before I even boarded the plane every detail, every subtle nuance of the trip would be expertly planned down to the napkin rings on the table, if that was appropriate, then contact me for more details. Do I recommend Spafari… and traveling with Kristina Hurrell? Only if you want to have the time of your life!!!!!             
Myrna Fleishman Ph.D.  Santa Barbara, California 


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