Founders Retreat: An offsite for entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators.

Founders Retreat: An offsite for entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators.

Entrepreneurship is not sexy, startups are hard and building a business in Africa or anywhere in the world has its fair share of challenges. It can at times feel like a solo mission when the tides and stakes are high. As an early stage company, Turnup.Travel’s founders relate to the above.

At some point, we’ve hit a point where we feel the need to take a break from the startup grind to recharge our batteries, hack something new, flesh out some ideas and come back re-energized.

The founders retreat is a well curated escape with participants – strictly founders and entrepreneurs to travel together. We’re setting up at Kilifi Maghreb for 3 nights/ four days in an exclusive environment where you can work, play and turnup like a boss. No BS, just some real talk and good vibes only! The itinerary is designed to give you time slots when you can zone off, wander alone or with your co-founder or just chill with the group.

Kilifi Maghreb homestay with one and 3-bedroom suites with modern amenities a few minutes’ drive from Kilifi town next to a private beach. Set in lush tropical gardens with modern amenities and light spacious interiors, Kilifi offers cool, comfortable surroundings, perfect for afternoon reads, a swim or alfresco dining. Guests say it is a very peaceful, lovely place away from the usual beaches tucked away in a quiet place. The Mbagba garden at Kilifi Maghreb is suitable for outdoor team events.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday

Departure at 7:30 onboard Madaraka Express Train service to Mombasa

12:30: Arrival at Miritini train station and transfer to Kilifi

Check in and late lunch at Kilifi Maghreb

Sundowner at the beach with ice breakers and fun games.

Dinner

Indoor games

Day 2: Friday

Catch the sunrise at 6:15 and fitness activities along the coastline

Breakfast and 1 hour of work where you check emails, get some shit done and log off for the day

Snorkelling – with Captain Issa

Lunch at Kilifi dishes

Return to hotel in the afternoon

Bootcamp and team building: Present an idea and get feedback or share a challenge for input

Village tour for sundowner as we catch the sunset.

Dinner

Bonfire: Fireside chat with storytelling

Day 3: Saturday

Catch the sunrise at 6:15 and fitness activities along the coastline

Breakfast and 1 hour of work where you check emails, get some shit done and log off for the day

La Marina Day trip on mtwapa creek for a champagne cruise

The lowest tide in the month makes it possible to pop up a lonely sandy island in the sea and gives you the big opportunity to join a unique day out on the water.

The champagne cruise runs after every two weeks as its only possible during low tides when the moons determines the dates. The cruise starts at around 10 in the morning and includes the whole day dhow cruise, a fourcourse seafood lunch and drinks for the whole day. Drinks provided includes, Champagne (sparkling wine) beers, sodas wine, water and juices and you drink as much as you can.

Dinner at Kilifi Maghreb

Rest and relaxation

Kilifi nightlife (optional)

Day 4: Sunday

Breakfast

Breakfast and 1 hour of work where you check emails, get some shit done and log off for the day

Check out

Lunch at Burka restaurant in Mombasa

Transfer to Miritini to board the afternoon train to Nairobi

End of experience

Package includes

Return train transport in economy class onboard SGR

Shared transfers from Miritini to Kilifi and back

Accommodation for 3 nights – twin beds (can request a single room at an extra cost)

Excursions listed above in the package

Breakfast and dinner every day

Photography by Turnup. Travel’s co-founder, Brian Wathanga.

Team building facilitator

Snorkelling

Package excludes

Tips and gratuities

Lunch on all the days

Travel insurance

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