The Segera Retreat is a small piece of paradise: Nestling amidst the foothills of the majestic Mount Kenya, the 200 square kilometres large Segera Conservancy features pristine savannah landscapes.
Set high atop stilted platforms, the thatched-roof villas command a spectacular view out over the plains with their abundant wildlife as well as the Laikipia Plateau.
The Segera Retreat’s main building is flanked by lush gardens dotted with ponds as well as a generous swimming pool. Select sculptures
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by African artists invite you to take a stroll, admiring the unfamiliar concepts and designs.
It all blends together to create magical atmosphere: Blossoming flower, glittering water, singing birds and pieces of local art. Take a seat somewhere, feel the vibrant nature all around you and slow down!
Incidentally, the main building was the former ranch’s stables. Fully renovated and redesigned, today, the elegant building accommodates the bar, dining room, outdoor dining area and the library. For your supreme relaxation, the Segera Retreat features a celebrated spa, gym and sundeck in addition to the elegant pool.
Sustainability is a key philosophy at the Segera Resort. The villas and the salt-water swimming pool are supplied with solar power and responsibly produced water. The protection of the environment extends far beyond these simple measures: Countless protected wildlife species have found a home in the reserve, among others the Patas monkey and the Grevy’s zebra. Moreover, elephants, lions, buffaloes, Somali giraffe and more than three hundred bird species inhabit the Segera.
Those that appreciate fine arts will be delighted by the celebrated Zeitz Collection’s expositions. One of Africa’s leading fine arts organisations, the Zeitz Collection supports and promotes both local and international artists.
And then, of course, there is the permanent sculpture garden. Temporary expositions are regularly arranged at the Segera Retreat. Last but not least, the curator carefully selects the paintings that adorn the refined accommodation units.
The Zeitz Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to initiating a permanent social and economic development in Kenya. The four “Cs” are their guiding principle: Conservancy, Community, Culture and Commerce.
Under the careful, personal guidance of Jochen Zeitz, the Segera Retreat was designed as a “Long Run Destination” – an expression that implies the harmonic integration into the surrounding nature with social and ecological responsibility as the guiding principle.
“Acting for a better tomorrow”, the Segera Foundation establishes schools and supports environmental education. It runs its own programme for the protection of endangered wildlife species and the conservation of the natural vegetation. Finally, the Zeitz Foundation is actively engaged in providing potable water and sustainable energy.
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