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Segera lies in the high grasslands of the Laikipia Plateau, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. In this Malaria-free region of Africa, guests enjoy a rich ecosystem which is host to lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, giraffe, and endangered species such as Grevy’s Zebra, and Lelwel Hartebeest. Segera boasts six beautiful garden villas, and four exquisite houses, from the modern Segera Greenhouse to the traditional Segera House with exquisite Swahili refinements, and the renovated original Farmhouse of the former ranch at Segera.
Segera Retreat Lodge, Nanyuki, Kenya
Located in the Highlands of Kenya on the Laikipia plateau, the Segera Conservancy contains 50,000 acres of land, and offers views over to Mount Kenya
- 50,000 acres of land on the Segera Conservancy
- Six garden villas and four exquisite homes with private pools
- English, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, and Swahili spoken at Segera
- Daily Game Drives to see lion, elephant, giraffe, and more
- Home to contemporary pieces of African Art from the Zeitz collection
Segera pushes the safari into a new paradigm, as the conjunction between the excellence of Kenya’s natural gifts, and cultural prestige. Segera is host not only to some of the world’s finest rang-game, but also some of Africa’s finest contemporary art, from the Zeitz Collection. Segera is a cultural experience which demonstrates Africa’s artistic flair in one of the most profound naturalistic and cultural experiences available.
These exquisite raised garden villas inspire a natural atmosphere within guests at Segera. With thatched roofs and sunkissed wooden verandas, the garden villas immerse guests within the landscape as they enjoy views of the Segera plains. At the close of the day, guests retire to their extra-large beds, draped with linen mosquito nets which undulate softly in the evening breeze. In their en-suite bedrooms, guests will enjoy large stone showers, whilst the exciting option of an outdoor bath makes for an adventurous luxury. On the veranda, day beds offer a leisurely recline, and can be turned into overnight romantic sleepouts. Each Garden Villa also offers an in-room bar, a full range of deluxe amenities, and access to Segera’s mineral-rich salt water pool.
This unique family garden villa offers two en-suite bedrooms with delightful views of the Segera plains to the East. The raised villa offers an excellent vantage point by which to gaze upon the landscape, whilst the thatched roof, and sun kissed wooden veranda allow the guest to feel immersed within the natural landscape. The earthy feeling inspired by the retreat is curated further through the large stone showers, and continues into the bedroom, where linen mosquito nets nod to the 6,000 year history of flaxen materials. Enjoyment of this naturalistic location from extra large beds is shared between both en-suite bedrooms, where a full complimentary range of deluxe amenities and an in-room bar is offered to guests. Outside, guests are offered enticing outdoor baths and inviting day beds which can be turned into overnight romantic sleep outs. Completing the experience, guests have access to Segera’s mineral-rich salt water pool.
This brand-new 2 bedroom villa offers a modern private experience, with a glass frontage offering sublime cinematic views of the conservancy, looking over to the snow capped vista of Mount Kenya to the West. The en-suite bedrooms adjoin to a conservatory, where a kitchenette and dining room offer family meals which are attended to by your personal Villa Attendant. The light and airy atmosphere of the Greenhouse bring a warmth to the atmosphere within, offering guests a profusion of views throughout the villa. Modern French windows open onto a sun kissed veranda which enjoys the late day sun, and offers unforgettable, romantic sunsets. This villa is ideal for a family or two couples travelling together.
This delightful two-storey house, with a dramatic Swahili door offers a vibrant living experience, with an open plan lounge where the 3 en-suite master bedrooms meet. This space is ideal for a multigenerational family, or three couples travelling together. The vibrant social atmosphere of the open plan lounge is overlooked by an upstairs gallery, and creates a bright and friendly atrium-style interior. Naturalistic features in the furniture and a gentle palette of earth tones underpin this house serenity. The privacy offered by Segera House allows guests to create lifelong memories together. They’ll enjoy their own private pool, kitchenette with a Segera chef, their own Villa Attendant which offers a private dining option in addition to other available dining locations at Segera.
The Farmhouse at Segera is the original ranch homestead at Segera, transformed into a contemporary family villa. The black hardwood flooring gives this farmhouse a sleek contemporary look, whilst retaining the charm of its historic appeal with its fireside lounge and farmhouse kitchen. Beautiful French windows open onto an outdoor lounge and private pool under the cool canopy of the surrounding trees. This private sanctum enjoys the speckled sun-rays through the gently undulating canopy leaves, providing guests with a secluded bliss in this equatorial other-eden. Nestled amongst the euphorbia, visiting giraffe and views of Mount Kenya complete this delightful farmhouse.
A precious gem set in the golden sea of the savannah, Villa Segera is perfect for honeymooners wanting absolute seclusion in their private paradise. Elevated above the landscape, the villa’s two en-suite bedrooms enjoy extra large beds draped with flowing linen mosquito nets, and are joined by a suspended walkway, offering a giraffe’s-eye-view of the serendipitous landscape. Octagonal rooms offer an array of exclusive views, including views of the Sugeroi river, a waterhole in front of the villa, and the magisterial Mount Kenya. The comfortable contemporary lounge is infused with naturalistic features, and A Glass conservatory sits by the villa’s private pool, where the clear waters allow guests to cool off under the equatorial sun. Open air dining is encouraged at Villa Segera, where a kitchenette and dining room offer private dining at the service of your personal Villa Attendant and Segera chef.
Dining at Segera is a unique experience, with exquisite chefs who prepare a menu to tempt every palette. Guests will get the chance to visit Segera’s organic gardens at Sugeroi, and assist in the harvesting of fruit, vegetables, and eggs. Watching the crops go from the ground to their plate brings a great satisfaction, with the expert preparation by Segera’s brilliant chef.
The kitchenettes in Segera House, Segera Greenhouse, The Farmhouse, and Villa Segera allow for private dining experiences for those wanting privacy. Attended by a chef and personal Villa Attendant, enjoy the exclusive company of your travel companions with this dining service.
This exhibition experience consolidates Segera’s position at the conjunction of art and nature. Part natural history museum, part art museum, a dreamer’s exhibition underpins it all. A comprehensive tour demonstrates the potential of holistic sustainability. Segera pushes Kenyan tourism into a new paradigm, in demonstrating some of the most impressive works of contemporary African art from the Zeitz Collection. Kenya has for a long time recognized the importance of its wildlife and wilderness for the nation’s economy, and as its tourism expands, Segera is at the forefront of the cultural showcase.
Though Africa enjoys a long and illustrious art history, its significance and influence has often been understated, such as the seldom accredited Fang masks which inspired Picasso and Gaugin in the 20th Century. Since 2008, the Zeitz foundation has sought to ‘create and support projects promoting an inclusive, holistic paradigm of conservation that enhances livelihoods’, and foster ‘intercultural dialogue while achieving long-lasting positive impact and sustainability.’ In doing so, they have given a new platform to African contemporary art.
Elevated above the wilderness, the Nay Palad Bird Nest provides a unique experience of romantic seclusion. Incredible views of the Laikipia plains set beneath the magisterial Milky Way make this night a truly unique part of your stay at Segera. This exclusive collaboration between Segera and Nay Palad brings luxurious wilderness privacy in this raised nest in the wild. With an indoor en-suite bedroom, and another bed on the rooftop, a night under the dramatic skies can be enjoyed by you or your children. With a picnic style dinner and candle lit drinks, the undisturbed romance of the evening flows freely from night to morning, where breakfast is delivered to you, and your enjoyment of the nest continues into the next day. The wilderness has never been so luxurious.
The centrepiece of the safari retreat: game viewing. Witness the big cats of the savannah – the lion, leopard, and cheetah; as well as the endangered Grevy’s zebra and patas monkeys which are researched and supported by conservation efforts at Segera. Experience the majestic displays of Segera’s renowned birdlife, and learn how the removal of miles of game fencing has opened up vital migratory corridors for elephants.
Join a ranger with a bush walk through the Segera plains. Learn the sights, sounds, and smells of the Laikipia plateau with an intimate experience which takes a closer look at what is easily missed when being driven across the land.
Whilst witnessing the cattle dipping at Segera Ranch, see how the traditional herdsmen have kept their customs alive whilst working in conjunction with Segera. Learn how the 3,000 cattle at Segera are incorporated into the ‘eco-sphere’ of this multi-functional land.
Witness how conservation efforts are protected at Segera by sniffer dogs in “Find the Poacher”. Lay tracks for the keen noses within the tracker dog unit and wait for them to find your hiding place.
Join traditional beekeepers in the harvesting of organic honey from Segera’s Acacia trees. Suit up in full bee suits and see how this natural treat is extracted and sustained at Segera.
Witness the holistic sustainability project: the “Tree of Life” reforestation project. By planting indigenous trees at Segera you will be directly supporting the recovery of the natural ecosystems on the Laikipia Plateau, leaving a positive mark on the earth, and supporting the broader fight against climate change.
Enjoy an outdoorsy bush brunch by the river, or a picnic at Segera’s impressive waterfall.
Relax the afternoon away at the nearby fishing spot, or get your binoculars for some hippo spotting at Kiboko
Sleep out under the stars in the wild, with magnificent starry skies, devoid of urban light pollution with the vast expanse of the milky way laid out above you.
Learn more about the ongoing projects of the Zeitz Foundation, such as the award winning Waterbank School, and SATUBO beading initiative, helping local traditions to thrive
Pick fresh fruit and vegetables and collect eggs at the organic gardens at Sugeroi. Later, you can prepare and cook your pickings with the chef at Segera.
Fly in GAAMY, the original 1929 Gypsy Moth bi-plane from Out Of Africa (1985) featuring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Relive the African romance with this iconic plane on the plains, at home on Segera.
Little ones have no end of exciting and educational activities to partake in, from animal spotting and honey collecting to learning about the Kenyan wildlife and wilderness from one of our expert guides, children enjoy a variety of activities which broaden their horizons, as well as letting them get hands-on experiences such as egg collecting and fruit and vegetable picking on farm visits. Segera has cultivated an itinerary for young people which engages and educates, with unique activities such as traditional fishing, cattle dipping, and hippo spotting set alongside cooking, baking and pizza making, playing football, and a kids’ movie night, creating a varied and exciting trip to Segera for all ages. Children get amazing opportunities to learn traditional Kenyan arts and crafts, and their time at Segera will come to be fondly remembered as formative moments which they will cherish as memories for years and years to come.
Unwind with an outdoor movie night, with blankets and popcorn provided for your wilderness cinematic experience
Relax with the luxurious botanical spa treatments offered at Segera in a day of special treatment and attentive care. Spend some time in the beautiful Rasul steam tower for the full spa experience, and feel free to make use of our on-site gym.
The Segera Retreat currently hosts an incredible display of African Contemporary art, delivering a cultural experience which rivals many of the art exhibitions of London, but amazingly set in the remote Kenyan savannah. Whilst the safari which has made Kenya famous gives a connection to the natural world, the art on display at the Segera Retreat builds an indelible connection to humanity, and specifically to the rich artistic traditions of Africa.
Segera pushes Kenyan tourism into a new paradigm, in demonstrating some of the most impressive works of contemporary African art from the Zeitz Collection. Kenya has for a long time recognised the importance of its wildlife and wilderness for the nation’s economy, and as its tourism expands, Segera is at the forefront of the cultural showcase. Though Africa enjoys a long and illustrious art history, its significance and influence has often been understated, such as the seldom accredited Fang masks which inspired Picasso and Gaugin in the 20th Century. Since 2008, the Zeitz foundation has sought to ‘create and support projects promoting an inclusive, holistic paradigm of conservation that enhances livelihoods’, and foster ‘intercultural dialogue while achieving long-lasting positive impact and sustainability.’ and in doing so, has given a new platform to African contemporary art.
‘The Zeitz Collection was founded in 2002 by business entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz and is one of the most representative collections of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Its mandate is to collect and preserve contemporary cultural artefacts of Africa. The Zeitz Collection is held and exhibited in spaces such as Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, and through an extensive presentation of art at Segera Retreat in Kenya.’ – Especially Africa
Segera’s new all-female Conservation Ranger Team demonstrates the Retreat’s progressive outlook and affords equal opportunities to Kenyan men and women. Segera embodies a huge leap forward in its ethos, comprehensively bring progress to women’s rights in Kenya in addition to the environmental work they have committed to with their ‘4C’s ethos’ of Conservation, Community, Culture, and Commerce.
Rather than create a fully isolated experience, Segera has organized various cultural activities which connect with the local communities, demonstrating the vibrancy of the semi-nomadic Samburu people, who have remained committed to their traditional ways. Segera allows its guests to engage with Kenyan cultures beneath a surface level, providing an enriching insight into the various ways of life in Kenya, exploring the idiosyncrasies of the Maasai and Samburu peoples. Visits to local markets and a Samburu Manyatta are enriching cultural experiences which deepen the appreciation of the area and give a greater perspective on local customs.
Segera has worked to transform 50,000 acres of land from a working cattle ranch to a thriving conservation area by dropping fences and opening migration corridors. Doing so has allowed endemic species to thrive and has preserved native ecosystems. Further, the conservation efforts have allowed rare birdlife to flourish, and have aided in the conservation and research of endangered species such as Grevy’s Zebra and the Patas Monkeys.
Segera is committed to its holistic “Tree of Life” reforestation project. Guests directly take part in the conservation of Laikipia’s native biodiversity by planting indigenous trees at Segera. The involvement of Segera’s guests in this practice promotes an invaluable union between Kenya’s tourists and its wildlife. Guests aid in directly supporting the recovery of the natural ecosystems on the Laikipia Plateau, leaving a positive mark on the earth and supporting the broader fight against climate change.
Segera has cultivated an approach to ecological sustainability called the ‘4C’s’, combining Culture, Conservation, Community, Culture, and Commerce in an outline of their ethical operations. Through the balance of these four core concepts, Segera supports an ‘eco-sphere’, which utilises the funding provided by tourists towards environmental and regional stability. Their mode of operation extends to the protection of the environment and local community in equal measure, using solar power, grey-water recycling, and operating a site free of plastic bottles.
The Farmhouse, Segera House, Villa Segera, and our Family Villa are all perfect for family holidays
In addition to a private vehicle during your stay they offer excellent babysitter services, and activities for kids in this malaria-free region of Kenya