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The Retreat

Fusing absolute luxury with environmentally friendly technology, Segera Retreat is a splash of green in a golden savannah. What once corralled cattle away from predators is now a lush botanical garden with mammoth indigenous euphorbia trees shading flowering pathways that link thatched elevated villas to pools, daybeds, bars and lounge areas.

Understated elegance and quiet authenticity create a retreat that is utterly comfortable and effortlessly stylish. The co-existence of new and heritage buildings gives a modern twist to classics; the traditional Kenyan farmhouse has a dialogue with the new wine cellar tower; a zen-like courtyard is linked by natural elements and curved structures. Overall the feel is eclectic. A sense of a collector’s objet trouvé personalizes interiors, while significant artworks punctuate open spaces with drama. There is a sense of monumentality, of horse-worn wood, hand-smoothed stones, rock walls softened by fringes of twisted thatch roofs and light dripping through locally-made recycled glass chandeliers.