In Kenya, A Luxury Hotel Lets You Sleep in a Giant Bird’s Nest
Overlooking the majestic plains of Laikipia in Kenya is the Nay Palad Bird Nest, a luxury accommodation that looks like a giant—you guessed it—bird’s nest.
The two-story suite features a timber frame woven entirely from locally-sourced materials such as tree branches and farmed wood. Its viewing platform, though not ideal for laying eggs, is ideal for having breakfast and coffee while enjoying a breathtaking view of a nearby river and the animals that visit it.
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Designed by architect Daniel Pouzet, the nest comes with a bathroom with solar-powered running water, a flushing toilet, a bedroom with a double bed that can fit a couple or small family, and even arrangements for those who want to sleep under the stars on the upper level.
Those looking to roost (pun intended) in this suite can expect to begin their day with a safari tour of the Segera Retreat, the 60,000-acre wildlife sanctuary where the Bird Nest is located. Upon returning at sunset, guests are greeted with champagne, a romantic picnic dinner up on the platform, and beds surrounded by ambient lighting set by lanterns.
“To wake up to the magical sound of wildlife and birds, surrounded by pristine nature as far as the eye can see, is a life-changing experience; this is a place of true, untouched wonderment,” said Jens Kozany, the general manager of Segera Retreat.
Rates start at $1,150 per night. You can learn more about this idyllic stay by heading over to the Segera Retreat website.