Segera Retreat’s riverside location is teeming with life, in particular dozens of species of birds. Sat on the deck you will hear them twittering and tweeting; on a nature work you will undoubtedly see their footprints and discarded feathers, in addition to getting close to the birds themselves. In the early evening, just as the light is fading, the birds return to their carefully crafted nests in the trees. It is these stick and grass structures which caught the eye of Segera Retreat’s architects and inspired the renowned Daniel Pouzet to create the remarkable Nay Palad Bird Nest.
The Nay Palad Bird Nest - Segera Retreat’s one of a kind star bed - is quite literally a human sized nest. Its cylindrical wooden base rises up through the trees, and perched on top of it is a circular platform big enough to comfortably sleep two adults or a small family group who gets cosy. The Nay Palad Bird Nest looks as though it has been made by a gargantuan stork, albeit one with a penchant for luxurious white linens. The nest is lit up by lanterns, hot water bottles will keep you warm, and there is a hidden bathroom downstairs.
You will reach the Nay Palad Bird Nest at the end of a late afternoon game drive or walk, seeing it rising above the surrounding landscape well in advance of your arrival. Champagne and a range of culinary delights will await you, and you can enjoy these as you watch the African sunset from the top of the nest. Your 360 degree views are completely unobstructed, and after dinner you can fall asleep underneath the stars. In the morning, it is the rising sun which will wake you, and staff from Segera Retreat will deliver you freshly brewed coffee and a picnic breakfast. There is really no better way to start your day.