Enjoy three full days of game viewing activities at Segera.
Segera proves that luxury can be sustainable. Its ecologically sound practices pro-actively enhance comfort, with vast solar installations providing all energy and heating dramatic outdoor baths, recycled and captured rain water feeding the verdant gardens and homegrown vegetables pulled fresh from the earth enriching daily menus. Keeping vital migration routes open to the surrounding environments, sustainable thinking grows in the gardens of nearby schools and has a powerful effect on the lives of the communities that live alongside Segera Ranch and Retreat. Over the last decade what started as degraded land was literally brought to life; Segera is a catalyst for change.
Moving beyond the luxurious setting of your Villa and the Retreat, Segera is a beautiful African wilderness offering a whole world of experiences and memories – a classic safari adventure with exhilarating wildlife sightings and sceneries. In a safari experience reminiscent of ‘Out of Africa’, visitors to Segera enjoy a wide range of personalized activities in a landscape diverse with savannah grasslands, waterfalls, rivers and woodlands. Further afield, Segera also arranges excursions to local communities, bustling markets and various Segera-supported community projects.
Segera is centrally positioned in the heart of Laikipia, one of Africa’s – and the world’s – most exciting safari destinations, boasting the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya. During your safari on Segera, you can expect to see herds of elephant and buffalo, predators such as lion, leopard or cheetah, plains game including multiple species of antelope and zebra, important populations of Reticulated giraffe, Lelwel’s hartebeest and sometimes our protected endangered species of Grevy’s zebra, Patas monkey and African Wild Dog.
Oscar-winning movie ‘Out of Africa’ conjures images of the quintessential African setting: breathtaking savannah plains, bountiful wildlife and snapshots of Kenya’s rich tribal cultures. At the center of all of this, one remembers a yellow biplane which soared above Kenya’s dramatic landscapes, rousing flamingoes and becoming one of the most recognized features of Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) and Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep)’s passionate romance, a performance that captured viewers’ imaginations all over the world.
In 2013, G-AAMY was sold at a Paris auction to Jochen Zeitz, the owner of Segera and Founder of the Zeitz Foundation, who had dreamed it should return home to Africa. Fitted with a new engine and delicately re-assembled at Segera, G-AAMY was given a new lease of life and once again soars over Kenya’s scenic landscapes. (additional cost)
People matter; it’s the right of every person to have their basic needs met and enhancing the wellbeing of communities is a fundamental obligation of all. Segera collaborates closely with its fascinating local communities: The Samburu, Maasai, Turkana and Borana are Kenyan pastoralists with unique cultural identities that have been celebrated for centuries. As a Long Run Destination, Segera supports activities that enhance the wellbeing of all communities who have a socio-economic relationship with them. Activities in this dimension address local employment, fair working conditions, local and regional relations, social ventures and accountability, capacity building and support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), among others.
As a Satellite of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town, Segera Retreat liberally displays the striking, relevant and at times culturally and socially challenging artworks of the Zeitz Collection, an extraordinary representation of contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora.
At Segera we encourage and support a culture of wellness that extends to the soil, the environment, the communities that surround us, and to you—mind, body and soul. Our Wellness Centre offers a variety of luxurious holistic treatments and therapies that nourish your entire being.