Good To Know

Climate and Temperature: At almost 6.000 feet above sea level and situated only 20 km away from the Equator, Segera is blessed with one of the most temperate and holiday-friendly climates in Africa, boasting an average of 8 hours of sun per day followed by cool, refreshing nights. The average daily temperature is 17.4 ºC / 64°F with the warmer days reaching only up to 26°C / 79°F; cool nights rarely hit below 8°C / 46°F. Average monthly temperatures vary only by about 3°C / 5°F throughout the year. The long rains usually occur in April/May with short rains between October and November. After the rainy seasons the grass turns green and lush, the flora blooms and the native wildlife do what native wildlife does. Sharp-eyed visitors will be able to spot newborn animals all around the region.

Staff and Service: Segera employs over 200 staff members many of whom make their home on the Retreat. Many of Africa’s indigenous tribes—Maasai, Samburu, Pokot, and Kikuyu—are represented in our staff and act as ambassadors to their native land, making sure your time spent with us is relaxing, enriching, and unforgettable. Segera staff are professionals, attentive, discreet, and knowledgeable about Segera and its surrounding areas, enhancing the experience of guests and hosts alike.

Safari Style: We want Segera to be your dream home away from home, a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed. Therefore, casual dress is the norm but you can dress up at night to your liking. Because of Segera’s temperate climate, we recommend light and breathable clothes by day to keep you cool, layered with a fleece top or light sweater for added warmth in Segera’s cooler evenings. If you are booking a safari, khaki, brown, olive and beige-colored clothes are suitable to help blend in with the colors of the African landscape thereby increasing opportunities to view animals in the wild. Walking shoes or boots are recommended for on-foot adventures and longer excursions. Of course nothing is needed around the pool except for a bathing suit, hat and sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong Kenyan sun. Laundry service is provided each morning, with clean and pressed clothes returned to you the following day. Same-day express laundry service is also available.