EXPLORE SEGERA RETREAT, LAIKIPIA PLATEAU, KENYA
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