The degree view was completely different this time. A brooding, fist-shaped cloud gradually punched through the sky towards camp, painting the plains golden, brown and then black, before it exploded. The refreshing rain thundered down on to the plains, scattering animals and filling the rivers. This left me with the thought that if the Mara was theatre, then this had to be the best seat in the house.
Next, we headed to the Mara River and to Mara Enkipai, a minute drive away. Today, hippos doze in the water, pacified by the lullabies of the river, but the romantic atmosphere remains. Back at Angama, we strolled into the library and pressed play on the DVD recorder. To view Out of Africa in situ, with a chorus of bullfrogs in the background, was simply too tempting. Then, as we watched, we spotted another Out of Africa motif on the Africana-lined bookshelves: a yellow mini replica Gipsy Moth aircraft, just like the one in the film. It was a hint at what was to come next.
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Two short flights later, we touched down at a private airstrip at Segera Retreat in Laikipia, north west of Mount Kenya. On a 55,acre ranch three times the size of Manhattan , Segera is owned by the wealthy conservationist Jochen Zeitz. A short drive from our thatched villa was a small aircraft hangar.
The doors were pulled back and as the light rushed in, sunlight bounced off a small two-seater aircraft. Sold to Zeitz at a Paris auction in , it was flown for around 50 hours during the filming of Out of Africa, creating some of the best-known scenes in the film, including the image of the biplane rousing an enormous flock of pink flamingos. At dinner I pored over the original Out of Africa media pack that Zeitz had also collected along with unpublished photographs of Blixen.
The only promotional shot in it is the picnic scene that became the movie poster.
Segera is not an easy place to leave. It is exclusive, with just six timber villas, and has views towards Mount Kenya, a renovated stable that doubles as a bar and art gallery, and fantastic cooking that results in healthy curries, salads and the best breakfasts in Kenya. To complete this Out of Africa homage, there was one more must-see sight to explore, the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi. We stayed at Hemingways in the quiet Karen district of Nairobi, an area named after Blixen. We drove there next. The grave — carefully tended by a local farming family — is m higher than the house. Hemingway Safari tent has an open-air bathroom which allows you to have a shower under the sun or the stars!
Each tent is beautifuly furnished, it's simple and charming at the same time. Safari Themed Experience! You are welcome to bring your favorite pillow, teddy bear or anything else that helps you sleep deep at night! Rangers Tent, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3.
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The rangers family tent sits on stilts near the banks of the Kiboko River. Featuring a river view, a covered porch, a hammock, and a welcoming interior. The front porch features classic safari chairs for enjoying your morning coffee among the trees and scenery. Explorer Family Tent, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3. Surround yourself with acacia forest and classic woodland charm at this family friendly large Explorer tent with a private en suite bathroom, a shaded porch, an outdoor fireplace, a hammock, and a beautiful riverside location.
The tent has a three-person table in the porch for more seating or fun games. Warden Tent, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2. Enjoy a night lit cozy fire a few steps up behind the tents and watch the stars on clear nights.
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Or read a book on the front porch while rocking away your worries. Guest Rooms. These newly custom-built charming rooms are made with Adobe bricks and furnished with lovingly crafted woodwork mostly from reclaimed timber. Comfortably furnished rooms. It is Safari glamping! Bufallo, Simba, Leopard, and Pumba are 4 charming rooms in the Warriors' house. The rooms are simple but very comfortable. Some rooms are furnished with a queen size bed, while other rooms have twin beds.
Rock Cabins. We offer 4 one-bedroom cabins which are like your own private beach cabin. These recently refurbished and charming cabins are nestled deep in the acacia forest facing a seasonal river. The cabins offers a fairly secluded ambiance for some deep relaxation. The cabins are made of Basalt rocks, with floors made of mazera stones, and artistically thatch roof. Riverside Cabin with patio. Find peace and tranquility in this beatiful riverside cabin. The cabin sleeps two and is ideal for honey mooners.
It has a beautiful patio right outside on the sandy reiver bed. Meals and drinks can be served in your private patio. Zebra Cabin. All roms and cabins are furnished with the following:. Relax at Oloip House Common guest room and library. From your tent, you are just a short stroll away from Oloip house , a spacious and cozy common guest room and library with a high ceiling and traditional thatch roof that keeps the area cool from the African sun.
The great common guest room with open walls brings the forest and wildlife into view. Everyone in your group will appreciate spending time together while playing board games in the spacious great room.
Let the savannah serenity quiet your mind and allow yourself to escape into this peaceful retreat. The warm and cozy bungalow with a thatch roof will be the perfect place to kick back and make the most of your African bush vacation. Relax and enjoy our small library with a wonderful collection of books and magazines from across Africa and beyond. Play games, read a book, interact with your guides, or just relax and watch velvet monkeys and hundred species of birds as they hop from one tree to the next.
Adventure with the Maasai is the kind of experience where you can put your feet up at the end of the day, have a cup of tea, and say yes, this is Africa. Simba Restaurant. We serve hearty, healthy, and downright delicious foods prepared by our own chef!
Simba restaurant is a family style dining room that offers African, Asian, European, and American cuisine to suit all tastes. Our meals are fresh and organic. Vegetarians are accomodated respectifully. We also accommodate clients with allergies to specific food items such as gluten. Occasionally we offer Bush Breakfast.
Click to see this optional breakfast with zebras and giraffe in the wilderness. Adventure family Fun Center. Are you bringing your kids along? No problem we have a wonderful adventure family fun corner with tire swings, wood swings, chair swings, dirts, archery, and more. Parents relax in a hammock and let your kids swing and leap in a very safe play ground. End the day with a soothing swim in our private outdoor pool build with nature in mind.
Birders Haven. The camp is a symphony of African birds. The songs of weavers, go-away-birds, starlings, African hoopoe, the franklins, lilac-breasted roller, woodland king fisher, red and yellow barbet, and woodpeckers filled the air, all under the canopy of indigenous acacia trees. Security is our top priority. There will be Maasai warriors on site 24 hours a day. All the animals of the African savanna know and respect the warriors. Warriors will accompany you during all nature walks and on Safari.
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