Out of Africa biplane flight
Laikipia Plateau, Kenya
Segera Retreat is in the heart of the Laikipia Plateau on an important migratory corridor within the Ewaso ecosystem and offers fantastic biodiversity. A unique oasis which boasts spectacular views of the surrounding savannah and even greater luxury.
At a Glance
Activities include Day and night drives, walks, camels, sleep outs and cultural visits
Interpretive tour of the extensive private art collection - the largest private collection in Africa
Film theater, full spa wellness center and gym
Sleep out under the African night sky
Rolls-Royce, Corniche 1976 Convertible can be rented for special occassions
Segera hosts the largest private collection of contemporary African art in the worldCamilla Whitworth
Visit the gypsy moth that Denys Finch-Hatton flew in with Karen Blixen - an incredible slice of historyAnna Hearn
Segera Retreat is the new Wilderness Safari's property set in a wildlife sanctuary on the Laikipia Plateau. It is situated in the wooded savannah and grasslands of the Laikipia at an altitude of 1,700 – 1,800 meters, immediately north of the equator. Home to a vast array of animal, bird and plant life, Segera Retreats provides an important corridor for the migration of elephant and other wide ranging species.
However, as the name suggests the property is also a place to relax and unwind; there is a gym here, wellness center and a theater. There is also the largest private collection of contemporary African art in the world.
Owned and run by Wilderness Safaris - a famous safari operator in Africa means the lodge will deliver incredibly high standards in terms of food, service and guiding.
Segera’s central location and expansive 20,000 hectares at the very heart of Laikipia ensures that it is essential to effective wildlife and habitat management for the Ewaso ecosystem as a whole, forming part of a vital migratory corridor and providing a permanent home to many endangered species.
Six timber and thatch villas are raised above a carpet of botanical life in the Segera “Oasis” with its sculpture garden. Each has an elevated wooden platform, which looks out onto the surrounding savannah and swing beds below providing the perfect shaded place for some midday relaxation as well as for a night out under the stars, surrounded by the sounds of Africa. The gracious Segera House and perfectly positioned Villa Segera boast similarly spectacular views and even greater privacy and luxury. They run on solar energy and water is sustainably harvested and recycled. The villas gaze out over the Laikipia Plateau towards the spectacular Mount Kenya.
Within the privacy of the villas, a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom fill the upstairs space under timber trusses. A private sun deck in the garden offers comfortable sun loungers for soaking up the African sun, while a Jacuzzi bath, sunk into the deck outside the bedroom, offers a unique vantage point. Each villa includes in its décor original, individually selected paintings and other art from a range of Africa’s most inspiring artists.
Segera Retreats consists of eight villas. Five villas are raised on wooden decks comprising one bedroom with en-suite bathroom and have an outside deck. Beneath each Villa lies an outside lounge and comfortable swing-bed.
There is one family villa which has one double and one twin room, each with an en-suite bathroom and a shared lounge and deck area. Beneath the Villa lies an outside lounge and two comfortable swing-beds.
Segera House has a reception area, one double and one twin room each with an en-suite bathroom, a shared lounge, a raised outside deck area and private sala, garden and plunge pool. There is a private villa attendant who is of assistance at all times.
Villa Segera has one bedroom connected to an observation lounge and deck area by bridge, with a private lounge area downstairs and large pool with a private bathroom, outside shower and sunken hide. Please note that Villa Segera is available on request only.
Children of all ages are most welcome at Segera Retreats. There is a two-bedroom family villa which is an ideal type of accommodation for families.
Segera is found overlooking the African savannah with distant view of Mount Kenya. Guests have the choice of three dining areas: the Paddock House, Stables and Pool Bar area. There is also a curio shop, an art gallery and gym. The wellness center includes a double spa treatment room, there is also a mobile massage bed for private in-Villa massages and The Rasul tower has a steambath. There is a main salt-water swimming pool.
Guests can visit the C4C (4Cs Center with innovative exhibition of this sustainability framework) and also explore the botanical garden including sculptures from the owners Contemporary African Art Collection.
Segera Retreats aims to inspire its guests through sustainable, private luxury experiences. Activities are offered off a ‘4C menu’, which is based on the 4Cs philosophy which was developed by the foundation of the owner. All are delivered through the villa attendant, are flexible and can be customized to your requirements and preferences. Activities include: Day and night game drives, guided walks, picnics and sundowners in beautiful locations. There are hides from which to view the game, camel walks, C4C (The Center for the 4Cs). There is a fantastic private art collection, a botanical garden to explore. There is also a Wellness center (gym, spa, Rasul tower). Segera Retreats can also arrange sleep outs and they also have children and family activities.
The Segera Spa uses carefully developed products and treatments designed to relax and revitalise mind, body and soul. Signature treatments are designed around a Rock Stone Bath, the Rasul Chamber experience and a holistic facial skin care approach.
Location & Directions
Laikipia Plateau, Kenya
Segera Retreats is situated in the central Laikipia Plateau in Kenya, just north of the Equator. The Segera wildlife sanctuary is situated in the wooded savannah and grasslands of the Laikipia Plateau at an altitude of between 1,700 and 1,800 meters.
When to go
The main season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.
Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.