By Andrea Romano
November 02, 2017
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Credit: Courtesy of Segera Retreat

You’ve probably had a hotel room with a view — but never one with a bird’s eye view.

At the Segera x Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel, guests can experience what it’s like to sleep nestled in a cozy birds’ nest for the night.

Built totally above ground, this unique retreat is part of the Segera Retreat, a 60,000-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Laikipia plains in Kenya, Africa. The Nay Palad is two stories, constructed with interwoven natural tree branches and a viewing platform on top so guests can get 360-degree views of elephants and giraffes while they’re taking their morning coffee.

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Inside the Nay Palad are all the modern amenities you’d want in a luxury hotel. The suite has one bathroom with solar-heated running water. Guests can either choose an indoor double bed on the lower floor or open-air accommodations on the second floor if they want to sleep under the stars. Both beds, of course, are dressed with deluxe linens and warmed with hot water bottles.

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But the real draw of the Nay Palad is in the presentation. Before guests are taken to the hotel, they spend the day on a game drive, exploring the wilderness until sunset. As they arrive at the hotel, they’re greeted by cozy lanterns and a Champagne picnic dinner.

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The Bird’s Nest was a collaboration between Segera and Nay Palad, working with architect Daniel Pouzet.

Booking at this idyllic retreat begins at $1,150 per night. More information on booking can be found on the Segera Retreat website.