We designed the Centre for the 4Cs (C4C) to be an interactive experience where visitors can learn about the activities on Segera and how they relate to the African environment and beyond. Part natural history museum, part dreamer’s exhibition, a tour through C4C is meant to be as inspirational as it is informative-shedding light on the possibilities of sustainability and encouraging visitors to adopt the same activities at home. Open the door to the past, learn how you are helping to change the present, and join us as we “4C” a better future for our planet, our neighbors, ourselves.
Several of the Zeitz Foundation’s innovative community development programs are on display at the Centre, ranging from agricultural conservation projects, energy-saving cooking methods and energy-producing solar technology, to rainwater harvesting and storage in Africa’s first waterbank, and even community beading projects, one of which culminated in the signature Segera Collar on view at the Wine Tower-a source of local pride. Other exciting initiatives to be explored include the Samuel Eto’o Laikipia Unity Soccer Academy and Environmental Education Centre, under construction this year, that will integrate a one-million-liter water reservoir with a street-soccer stadium and school, all providing for itself with a sustainable agriculture program. The C4C also offers an exciting “visual safari,” a good stop before you head out for your actual safari.
Here, you will learn about Africa’s endangered species-Grevy’s zebras, patas monkeys, wild dogs, lions, and cheetahs among them-and how they are finally finding sanctuary again and their numbers increasing, now that their natural habitats are being restored and expanded. And you will learn how all of these initiatives and success stories are in part thanks to you. Because of your patronage, your support, your respectful adherence to the principles of conservation and holistic practices espoused not only on Segera, but also on other privately managed retreats that are members of the Long Run Alliance, this finely tuned balance of conservation, community, culture and commerce can be a life-giving, life-sustaining reality. Discover more about the various retreats that form the Long Run Alliance in all corners of the globe, and how their sustainable ecosystem management practices are changing the way that we get away. Segera. Nowhere else.