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The Segera Retreat is located in the hear of Laikipia in one of Kenya's most popular safari locations. Guests experience luxury, excitement and an unforgettable wildlife experience at this superior retreat in Kenya. Conservationist Jochen Zeitz has successfully established here an all-inclusive safari offering which combines exceptional privacy in a wild Kenyan home away from home.

At the luxurious Segera retreat, guests enjoy an authentic and revitalizing safari experience from the moment they arrive. Set between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley, this safari lodge of distinction offers an exquisite location for a romantic getaway or a memorable family holiday. The stunningly diverse and natural environment is complemented by Segera's savanah plains, its tropical gardens and rocky waterfalls.

Accommodation: The Retreat

Pathways link the thatched, elevated villas to the outdoor swimming pools, the unique daybeds, the popular bars as well as the lounge areas. The elegant villas are connected by sliding shade doors. The private decks overlook the African savannah or the lush Sculpture Garden.

All of the six villas feature a welcoming safari style with luxurious fittings. A personal Villa Attendant takes great care of all guests during their stay.

Villa Segera is an ideal romantic hideaway for two guests featuring two wooden buildings which are connected by a swing bridge. The villa features a spacious en-suite bedroom, a private dining area, a salt-water swimming pool and two lounge areas which are decorated with fine antiques and artwork.

At the exclusive Segera House, ornate North African crafted doors swing open into a double volume reception area which is decorated with fabulous chandeliers. The three indoor lounge areas lead to an outdoor living area with private garden and outdoor plunge pool. On the second floor, two spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and open onto decks offer a most comfortable place for relaxation in the heart of nature.

Room types:

  • Villas
  • Villa Segera
  • Segera House
  • Nay Palad Bird Nest.

Nay Palad Bird Nest

Set next to a river which is home to an abundance of wildlife, the Nay Palad Bird Nest provides travellers with a unique experience of nesting and sleeping like a bird, above the ground, with a 360-degree birds-eye-view of the magnificent surroundings. After a thrilling safari drive or walking safari, guests are taken to the Nay Palad Bird Nest just before sunset.

Lit up with lanterns and complemented with champagne and culinary delights guests may prepare for their sleep in the inviting beds (either open-air or within the shelter of the first floor). Enjoy an unforgettable African sunset, savour a picnic-style dinner and fall asleep under the sparkling African sky.

Featuring one fully-equipped bathroom, the Birds Nest can accommodate two guests in comfort. Arrangements for families can be made, with, for example, the parents sleeping in the shelter of the first floor, and the children enjoying the adventure of sleeping out on the top deck.

Dining

The menus at Segera provide seasonal, fresh and homegrown ingredients which are made to the guests' specific preferences. Fine wines complement the delicious cuisine which is served at most spectacular venues at the retreat. Special dietary requirements are also catered for with prior arrangements such as vegan, gluten-free, raw food, nut-free and others.

Activities and Experiences

A classic safari adventure awaits travellers at Segera with thrilling wildlife sightings and beautiful scenery. Laikipia, one of Africa’s and the world’s most famous safari destinations, is home to the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya.

Admire herds of elephant and buffalo, predators including lion, cheetah and leopard, as well as plains game such as different species of antelope and zebra. Also, populations of Reticulated giraffe, Lelwel’s hartebeest and occasionally the protected endangered species of revy’s zebra, Patas monkey and African Wild Dog.

Experiences:

  • Wildlife: safari drives
  • Out of Africa: fly in a G-AAMY
  • Art
  • Wellness
  • Excursions by helicopter.

Out of Africa: Fly in a G-AAMY

At the centre of the Oscar-winning movie ‘Out of Africa’ was the yellow biplane which soared above Kenya’s dramatic landscapes. Having dreamt is should return home to Africa, Jochen Zeitz bought this G-AAMY in 2013 and fitted it with a new engine and once again soars over the country's scenic landscapes. Travellers have the extraordinary opportunity to fly in the G-AAMY exploring Africa from a bird's eye view in the atmosphere of a bygone era.

Wellness

The culture of wellness at this lodge takes into account the environment and communities by which it is surrounded. Mind, body and soul are refreshed and revitalized in the Wellness Centre where various holistic treatments and spa therapies which nourish the entire body are available. Guests enjoy relaxing treatments after a day of exciting safaris in the untamed bushveld.

Excursions by Helicopter

Travellers have the unique opportunity to discover the nearby regions and highlights of Kenya by helicopter. With the Aberdare Mountain Range, Mount Kenya, and the Rift Valley with the Great Lakes being in close proximity, this location is ideal for helicopter excursions.

Family

Magical Kenyan memories await families which wish to spend an unforgettable safari holiday together in this stunningly beautiful wildness of Africa. Segera Retreat provides family-friendly accommodation in the Family Villa and in the Segera House. Situated in a non-malaria region with a moderate climate, this safari destination is ideal year round for families. The professional chefs cater for special kids and infants requirements while experiences babysitters are available at any time.

Art

As sister venue of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town, South Africa, Segera Retreat displays unique artworks of the Zeitz Collection, which is an extraordinary representation of African, contemporary art. Monumental stone, bronze, and steel works, as well as land and earth art, and outdoor projections characterize the evocative Sculpture Garden at the Segera Retreat.

 
 

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