The continent is home to many exciting and wonderful adventures that are sought after by travelers from across the globe. Almost anyone that has ever dreamed of visiting Africa, surely has a safari experience on their bucket list. And if they don’t, they should.
Kenya is one African country travelers flock to to explore the Maasai Mara National Reserve. However, there are other safari adventures to experience within Kenya’s vast borders, and for jetsetters with discerning taste, there’s only one place to go: Segera Retreat in the heart of Laikipia.
Never heard of it before? Lucky for you, Kenyan cool girls like Silvia Njoki (@silvianjoki) are always on the hunt for what’s hot and next, and she didn’t mind sharing her recent visit to one of Kenya’s most exciting and exclusive destinations with us. Check out our tips and photos from Silvia’s luxurious getaway to see why this safari was anything but basic.
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Welcome to Segera
Located in a prime location between Mount Kenya to the east and the Great Rift Valley to the west, the Laikipia region is home to vast woodlands and grasslands, the powerful Segera River and majestic wildlife such as herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard. All of this combines to make Segera Retreat the perfect place to experience a safari adventure like no other. Segera’s dedication to sustainability, wildlife preservation, community support, and luxury have made it a hit among travelers seeking a responsible and eco-friendly getaway. To get the most out of your safari experience, be sure to head to Kenya between late June and October.
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Fly Like A Bird
The villas at Segera are outfitted in traditional Kenyan decor that is just as stunning as the landscapes that surround them. But you don’t go to Segera to sleep in a villa, you go to sleep in a nest – a bird’s nest to be exact. Set above the ground, with a 360-degree birds-eye-view of the safari plains, the NAY PALAD Bird Nest offers a luxurious one-of-a-kind accommodation experience. But this kind of luxe doesn’t come cheap, rates for NAY PALAD start at about $1,150 per night.
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Home Grown Cuisine
The dining at Segera is just as unique as the overall safari experience. Dishes focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients homegrown in the property’s private garden. Whatever fruits and veggies the retreat does not grow on its own, is sourced from neighboring farms and ranches to minimize their carbon footprint. Segera also produces its own honey, herds its own free-range cattle and enjoys trout from nearby streams. That means every bite you take is not only delicious but natural and fresh.
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On the Edge of Wildness
Your safari adventure at Segera will expose you to a side of nature that you probably haven’t experienced before. Sure you will see the normal safari visitors like zebra, lions, and giraffe, but you will also be introduced to protected endangered species like Grevy’s zebra, Patas monkey, and African Wild Dog.