Bird Nest Villa in Kenya is an exotic eyrie for grown-ups

Safe from wildlife high above the ground, the new Nay Palad Bird Nest Villa at the Segera Retreat in Kenya is an exotic ...
JIMMY NELSON

Safe from wildlife high above the ground, the new Nay Palad Bird Nest Villa at the Segera Retreat in Kenya is an exotic romantic escape.

Here's a novel way to spend a few nights with the African wildlife – the Nay Palad Bird Nest Villa, designed by Segera, Nay Palad and architect Daniel Pouzet, has popped up at the Segera Retreat in Kenya.

It's easy to see how it came by it's name. The top of the circular roost is completely encased by branches and twigs, just like the real thing.

But it's a lot smarter on the inside. The self-contained villa on stilts comes with a proper bathroom with running water, heated by solar power – there's even a flush toilet.

Naturally, the circular cabin boasts a circular bed and mosquito net.
JIMMY NELSON

Naturally, the circular cabin boasts a circular bed and mosquito net.

And while the suite sleeps two in a giant circular bed with a mosquito net, there's plenty of room for the children, too. They can climb a ladder, step through a trapdoor and sleep outdoors on the roof, safe away from marauding lions, elephants and rhinos.

What's not to like?



The Segera Retreat safari location, created by conservationist Jochen Zeitz, reflects his holistic approach to wellbeing. It is nestled between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley.

A biplane circles the giant bird nest at the Segera Retreat.
ALL PHOTOS BY JIMMY NELSON

A biplane circles the giant bird nest at the Segera Retreat.

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