On a few occasions, when staying at a luxury lodge in Africa, we were able to spend a night “under the stars” and each time it was a great experience. But how about sleeping under the stars… in a five-star nest? That’s a new one.
This is the promise behind the Nay Palad Bird Nest. Tapping in the hottest eco trends of the booming luxury travel hospitality niche, Segera Retreat is offering a new, one-of-a-kind experience. It’s a night in an exclusive suite created to evoke the romance of Africa, and designed to touch the need for a contemplation of nature.
This brand new hangout in the heart of Laikipia Plains is an experience more than a regular safari accommodation because it has been designed as a suite complimentary to the regular Segera Retreat stay. This way it resembles those under-the-stars gigs.
At the end of a safari-filled day the Segera guests can be brought here and after a champagne sunset and a picnic-style dinner enjoy a night “in the nest”. In the morning, breakfast is also held here, with the opportunity to observe animals gathering at the river bank. Elephants and elephants frequent the spot. After breakfast, it’s back to the Segera Retreat.
“To wake up to the magical sound of wildlife and birds, surrounded by pristine nature as far as the eye can see, is a life-changing experience; this is a place of true, untouched wonderment” — Jens Kozany, General Manager, Segera
Nay Palad Bird Nest is designed for a romantic night for two, but this does not mean the suite lacks in luxuries. The rooftop “nest” — constructed from tree branches — makes only a top floor of the suite. One floor down there is also a bedroom featuring all the amenities expected to be found at any luxury lodge (including an en-suite bathroom with solar-heated water and a flushing toilet.)
The place is perfect for a couple, but it can be made to accommodate a small family, with children enjoying the adventure of sleeping out in the nest while the parents cosy up in the bedroom.
By the way, that yellow biplane on the photos? It’s the very same aircraft (now refurbished) that was used in the Oscar-winning movie Out of Africa. It is owned by Segera and can be used for excursions on a limited basis. Talking about the romance of safari!
Photos © Segera Retreat