Sustainable luxury camp for game viewing in Kenya


Situated in the Laikipia Plateau and overlooking the African savannah with view of Mount Kenya, Segera Retreat is the luxury starting point for wildlife-viewing safaris, as well as the discovery of neighbouring conservation areas.


Eight exclusive sustainable villas welcome the guests. Electricity is provided by solar energy with a back up generator if required, drinking water is purified through a reverse osmosis plant, rainwater harvesting tanks and borehole provides additional water, a dedicated installation recycles all waste water. Each villa has a private deck with outside bath, a sundeck with sunlounger and a hanging swing-bed.


The Spa provides massages and signature herbal pedicure or manicure. Next to the villas, a botanical garden includes sculptures from the owners African Art Collection.


The 50 000 acreage domain is located in the heart of a conservancy area, which supports the a highest density of wildlife in Kenya and is an area where wildlife populations and habitat are on the increase. Sustained by private and communal landowners, the wildlife in Laikipia is diverse and includes endangered species: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, black rhino, grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, patas monkey, lelwel’s hartebeest, oryx, eland, impala, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles and bushbuck.

Segera Retreat, which provides a permanent home to many endangered species, contributes to maintain and improve the integrity of the ecosystem and is part of a number of cutting edge research programmes to increase the global knowledge base for conservation activities. A conservation agriculture field training site for communities has been established in the next areas, to stem harmful and wasteful use of water, to promoting alternative and renewable lighting, cooking energy technologies, rainwater harvesting and reforestation.

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