Fusing luxury with the latest in cutting-edge environmental design, Segera Retreat offers guests an unforgettably chic safari. Secluded and private, it rests in the wooded savannah and grasslands of the Laikipia Plateau, to the north-west of Mount Kenya.
Eight exclusive villas offer privacy and a relaxed ambience, sitting amongst beautifully designed gardens. Each one offers dramatic views over the surrounding landscape, which is filled by an array of wildlife and birdlife. And the sights are not limited to the natural world, with Segera also home to a magnificent collection of artwork - The Zeitz Collection.
Activities available at the retreat include day and night game drives, bush walks and camel walks. There is also the chance to get involved with local communities and conservation through a number of projects.
PRIVATE VILLAS AND TROPICAL GARDENS
Six private, wooden villas rise above immaculate, tropical gardens. These lush gardens burst with colour, contrasting sharply with the rugged wilderness surrounding Segera. The thatched villas are built on elevated platforms, affording wonderful views of the savannah landscape. Private decks with lounge chairs and a private hot tub are the perfectly place to appreciate these views.
Two exclusive houses are also positioned nearby - the lavish, stone-clad Segera House and the romantic Villa Segera with its beautiful image gallery.
MORE THAN A SAFARI LODGE
The game viewing at Segera is, of course, excellent, but the retreat is much more than a safari lodge. There is also a world-class spa, the chance to fly in the original plane from Out of Africa, the owners’ vast private collection of African art and gardens littered with dramatic sculptures.
Very much for those who want fascinating style, understated luxury and a strong artistic element to their safari, Segera is a labour of love. Even the original stables have been converted into a striking art installation.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Everything about this lodge is stunning. The design is contemporary without seeming out of place, the gardens are a delight to explore and the staff here are excited to be a part of the Segera experience. Hard to find fault with, Segera changes the perception of what a luxury safari lodge can offer.