Built alongside a river teeming with wildlife, the NAY PALAD Bird Nest offers a breathtaking escape in the heart of Laikipia – one of Kenya’s most iconic safari locations. Renowned for its sheer luxury and bespoke service, Segera focuses on creating the most intimate and private experiences for its guests; the new NAY PALAD Bird Nest offers just that, and more.
Segera Retreat can be found in the high savanna grasslands of Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau, nestled between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley. It consists of 9 villas in total: 6 of which are the standard timber and thatch villas, the Segera House, the Villa Segera, and the Farm House Signature Villa.
Part of the Segera Retreat is built next to a river well-stocked with wildlife, this two-level suite was built with interwoven tree branches and a circular viewing platform up top.
Perched above the treetops overlooking a river and endless plains, the Bird Nest is a new concept of nesting and sleeping like a bird – above the ground, with literally a 360-degree bird’s eye view of this beautiful wilderness. The entire nest structure is built and designed from raw materials, such as farmed wood and actual tree branches which have been woven into a nest by local community members. The interior suite features all the trimmings guests could hope for, such as a fully-equipped bathroom with running water (solar heated) and a flushing toilet.
Guests wishing to spend a night at the Bird Nest will arrive there just before sunset, after enjoying an exhilarating game drive or bush walk. The nest is lit up with lanterns, with “Sundowners” of champagne and culinary delights laid out on the top deck and inviting beds (on the top deck and within the shelter of the first floor) prepared with luxurious linens and comforting hot water bottles, ready for the night ahead. Adventurous guests will enjoy the magical African sunset, feast on a picnic-style dinner on the top deck, and fall asleep under the sparkling African sky.
The following morning, guests will find a surprise picnic breakfast on their doorstep, to be enjoyed while watching elephants, giraffe and other wildlife at the river.