By dropping fences and reopening migration corridors, Segera has reverted a working cattle ranch back into a thriving wildlife-conservation area. Alongside lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas, there awaits extraordinary birdlife and many rare and endangered species including Grevy’s zebra, patas monkeys and even wild dogs. More elephants migrate through each year, as drama regularly unfolds on the 50,000-acre estate. After dark, you’ll hear the roar of a male lion, the melancholy whoop of hyenas or zebras anxiously yipping. There is nowhere quite like it.
Segera is a splash of green in a bronzed savannah; a home for ideas, and a refuge for wildlife. It calls itself a “community for mavericks and characters, travellers and adventurers”.
“I truly believe,” says owner Jochen Zeitz (founder of The Zeitz Foundation), “that if each of us were to do our own share of good, whether small or large, to improve the way we live, think and act – to push the envelope and recognise the interconnectedness of all – then the world would undoubtedly change for the better.”