Segera is a luxurious and stunning Wilderness Safaris lodge set in a private reserve in Laikipai - northern Kenya. Laikipia is home to the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya and the lodge is set in a conservation corridor between western and eastern Laikipia which enables free movement of elephant, Grevy's Zebra and wild dog.
Segera Retreat is located in a private concession in Laikipia - northern Kenya - overlooking snow capped Mount Kenya.
Camp and Wildlife
Segera Retreat lies on the grasslands of the Laikipia Plateau, its six timber and thatch villas raised above a profusion of botanical life looking out to Mount Kenya. Each large, en-suite bedroom has a private sun deck with sun loungers and a swing bed and a Jacuzzi bath, sunk into the deck outside the bedroom. Segera House and Villa Segera enjoy even greater privacy and luxury. The main area comprises the Paddock House, Wine Tower and renovated stables, complete with bar and dining room filled with contemporary African art from the Zeitz Collection.
With many fantastic indoor and outdoor settings, dining is seen as an experience at Segera. Thier internationally recognised chef delivers delicious healthy meals from home-grown, organic and free-range ingredients.
Laikipia forms part of the 56 000-square-kilometre Ewaso ecosystem with a wildlife population density comparable only to that of the Maasai Mara. As well as supporting the endangered patas monkey, African wild dog and 40% of the world's remaining Grevy's zebra, Segera has good densities of lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyaena, elephant, buffalo, eland, reticulated giraffe and beisa oryx. There is also a wealth of plains game. The number of bird species recorded in the area totals 365.
Activities include morning and afternoon game drives on the private concession, guided nature walks, enjoy time at one of Segera’s hides or look-out points and watch the sun go down, helicopter excursions over Kenya’s fabulous scenery, fly in G-AAMY, the yellow bi-plane that featured in the Oscar-winning film ‘Out of Africa’, enjoy the lodge’s art collection, sundowners and picnics at stunning locations throughout the concession, or rejuvenate at the spa, complemented by the Rasul Tower with steam bath, saltwater swimming pool and gym.
The NAY PALAD Bird Nest Experience
A stay at Segera offers the chance to enjoy a sleep out! Built alongside a river teeming with wildlife, the NAY PALAD Bird Nest offers a unique concept of nesting and sleeping like a bird – set above the ground, with a 360 degree birds-eye-view of this beautiful wilderness.
After an exhilarating game drive or bush walk guests are brought to the Bird Nest just before sunset. The nest is lit up with lanterns, with champagne and culinary delights laid out on the open-air nest, and inviting beds (either open-air or within the shelter of the first floor) prepared with luxurious linens and hot water bottles, ready for the night ahead.
From the cozy comfort of the Bird Nest guests will enjoy a magical African sunset, feast on a picnic-style dinner and can fall asleep under the sparkling African sky. The following morning, a picnic breakfast delivery is enjoyed while watching elephants, giraffe and other wildlife gather at the river.
With one fully-equipped bathroom, the Bird Nest is designed to sleep two guests but families can be accommodated too.
Owned by Jochen Zeitz, and with the support of the Zeitz Foundation, Segera’s mission is to achieve a balance of the 4Cs (Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce). This ethos is what has made the retreat a tangible example of successful multiple land-use efforts and working proof that luxury can be sustainable.
Open all year