Oscar-winning movie ‘Out of Africa’ conjures images of the quintessential African setting: breathtaking savannah plains, bountiful wildlife and snapshots of Kenya’s rich tribal cultures. At the center of all of this, one remembers a yellow biplane which soared above Kenya’s dramatic landscapes, rousing flamingoes and becoming one of the most recognized features of Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) and Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep)’s passionate romance, a performance that captured viewers’ imaginations all over the world.
In 2013, G-AAMY was sold at a Paris auction to Jochen Zeitz, the owner of Segera and Founder of the Zeitz Foundation, who had dreamed it should return home to Africa. Fitted with a new engine and delicately re-assembled at Segera, G-AAMY was given a new lease of life and once again soars over Kenya’s scenic landscapes.
We are delighted to offer major supporters of Segera’s 4C projects the incredible opportunity to enjoy and even fly in G-AAMY to experience this unique aspect to a Kenyan safari. Reminiscent of a bygone era of Kenya’s first explorers, G-AAMY not only adds to the celebration of history at Segera Retreat, but we hope it will encourage further interest and support for Segera’s important 4C projects.