EX­PLORE SEGERA RE­TREAT, LAIKIPIA PLATEAU, KENYA

Friday - - Get Away -

Hands up if you aren’t hooked the mo­ment you hear Meryl Streep’s open­ing line ‘I had a farm in Africaaa…’. OK, maybe you’re too young to have seen Out of Africa, but it’s time to take an in­ter­est be­cause now you can fly in the re­stored plane from the 1985 Os­car-win­ning film, at Kenya’s Segera Re­treat re­serve.

If you’d rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, head out to the re­serve’s bush­lands to watch the sea­sonal wilde­beest mi­gra­tion from Tan­za­nia to Kenya be­tween July and Oc­to­ber – an event that’s one of the new nat­u­ral won­ders of the world. Wit­ness these ma­jes­tic crea­tures nav­i­gate through preda­tors and fast-flow­ing rivers from the con­fines of the eco-friendly re­treat. Founded by ex-Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz in 2006, this 20,000-hectare ranch-style sanc­tu­ary also comes with plenty of lux­u­ri­ous mod-cons – Wi-Fi, gym and spa in­cluded.

En­joy four nights for the price of three in lav­ishly fur­nished vil­las, or re­lax in the pri­vate open-air jacuzzis fu­elled by so­lar energy. Tuck into gourmet meals, en­joy­ing stun­ning views of Mount Kenya. There are tai­lored sa­fari ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer too – think game drives and sleep­ing un­der the stars.

From about Dh3,930 per night per per­son, un­til Novem­ber 30. Visit www.segera.com

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