Kenya’s Most Luxurious Safari Retreat
Segera House Retreat in Kenya is nestled away in the heart of a wildlife sanctuary on the Laikipia Plateau.
The 20,000 hectare private wildlife sanctuary, situated at the foot of Mount Kenya, is home to a vast array of botanical life and it is not uncommon to see elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, monkeys, cheetahs and giraffes during your stay.
The Segera retreat’s philosophy focuses on their four C’s; conservation, community, culture and commerce. It is carefully designed to inspire your soul and your senses. This is where luxury, art, socialising and simplicity form a new signature style, Segera Style.
Segera offers a uniquely revitalising experience in a setting like no other. It offers everything from a wellness centre to the world’s largest collection of African art. The resort encompasses six timber and thatched private villas raised above an oasis of plant life.
Each villa sleeps up to four guests and offers a balcony overlooking the Savannah. The balconies come complete with swinging beds, creating the perfect setting to watch the sun go down and maybe even catch a shooting star fly past while you marvel at the sounds of the Savannah. The Segera House and Segera Villa offer superior luxury with views over the Laikipa Plateau and onwards to the spectacular Mount Kenya. The understated elegance and authenticity has been created through the help of South African based designer, LIFE Interior Design.
This sophisticated but stylish retreat uses a minimalistic approach, creating the feeling of a privately owned villa. The eclectic arrays of buildings at the resort are bound together through natural materials and curved structures.
The traditional Kenyan farmhouse marries perfectly with the new Wine Cellar Tower, cooled by solar energy and a rainwater tank, an architectural example of the four C’s philosophy. The interior design style links the natural and raw materials together perfectly, forming a paradise of colours with the modern African art inside and speaking to the botanical oasis outside. Each material tells a story with weathered wood and smoothed stone.
Segera House is a stone clad luxury house sleeping a maximum of four people. Segera Villa is a romantic retreat for two consisting of two wooden buildings connected by a bridge.
Dining is a personalised and highly creative experience. Guests have the choice of four dining areas; the Paddock House, Stables, pool side or a luxury private evening in the Wine Tower. Ingredients for dinner can be found locally in the gardens as well as being sourced from the finest fresh produce the local African farms have to offer.
Segeara also offers a unique African cultural experience for fashion. Four local tribes, who have been celebrated for their intricate beadwork for nearly four centuries can be visited at the local village.
The SATUBO tribe ( an abbreviation of all the local tribe names) create handmade beaded jewellery in the local village were the women sit on a worn wooden bench beneath a acacia tree outside the local church.
The items are available to buy allowing the woman to preserve their cultural heritage whilst also earning an income. The tribe have also worked in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood and pieces are available to buy on site.
The surrounding areas offer many different activities, from a day spent relaxing by the salt water pool to exploring the botanical gardens, bush walks, safaris, private picnics, private helicopter trips and even a nights stay under the stars. The Wellness Centre includes a double spa treatment room and they also offer private treatments from the comfort of your own villa.
Peak seasons are from December to February and July to September as this is when the weather is the hottest and driest, making it easier to spot animals as they congregate around water supplies.
Segera also has its own private airstrip for private chartered jets and the villas have a 1976 RollsRoyce Corniche available for hire.