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Segera Retreat in Kenya

Roar Africa Debuts Dynamic Learning Safari at Kenya’s Segera Retreat

Hot off the press from the wilds of Kenya

Best described as a TED Talks on safari, Roar Africa teams up with influential key speakers for a 5-night learning safari of self-discovery in nature.

The dynamic new ROAR and Restore Retreat will take place in the wildlife refuge of Kenya’s Laikipia Plateau this April from the 16th-21st. The retreat promises 5 adventurous days where a small group of guests will embark on a journey to unlock their innate wildness. Principles such as rewilding, restoration and healing will be discussed by a formidable line-up of inspiring speakers.

“The retreat is ultimately designed for those passionate about the conservation and restoration of our wild places. It is designed to bring together visionaries, game-changers and those eco-pioneers for whom true luxury is the coming together of like-minded individuals,” says the host and founder of Roar Africa, Deborah Calmeyer.  

A learning safari with guest speaker, Dr. Ian McCallum

Philosopher, psychologist, poet and conservationist, Dr. Ian McCallum, will be attending the retreat. Throughout his career, he’s had the privilege of living and working in the most beautiful wildlife areas in Africa. Having learned even more from the wild than his patients, Dr. Ian McCallum will address how our sense of freedom and authenticity is linked to the wellbeing of the animals, trees and land with which we share this planet. This 5-night learning safari, will not only equip guests with the tools, time and space to rediscover their inner wildness, but a chance to engage with Dr. Ian McCallum himself.

Other guest speakers to join the retreat are Pat Mitchell, Laura Turner Seydel, Dylan Lewis, Jacqueline Novogratz and Tracy Harrison. To learn about the speakers, head over to the ROAR and Restore information page.

The eco-friendly Segera Retreat in Kenya

This incredible learning safari transpires at one of Africa’s most exciting safari destinations, the luxurious Segera Retreat in Kenya. Set within a private 50,000 acre wildlife sanctuary, the property is recognized for its holistic approach to wellness in an unhurried environment.

Over the last decade, Segera has undergone an intensive process of rewilding thanks to the vision of its owner, Jochen Zeitz. The former cattle farm is now a protected game-rich area for the public to enjoy. Endangered species, big game and migratory mammals have found refuge on Segera once again.

Guests of the retreat will stay in well-appointed, luxury villas. Dining menus will focus on fresh, seasonal and homegrown ingredients. All dietary requirements can be catered for.

Book now: April 16th-21st ROAR & Restore Retreat

Roar Africa and the Segera Retreat welcome guests to a transformative safari retreat in the wilds of Kenya. Please be aware that spaces are limited to ensure a dynamic group environment. Therefore, bookings are essential and can be made through the Roar Africa website.

Misha Gillingham is the owner and operator of Wildluxe. Fascinated by luxury hotels and all of the details that go into creating that perfect guest experience, Misha focuses her creative efforts on showcasing only the most exclusive properties in the world. Follow along and discover the travel destinations you've been dreaming of.