This Luxurious “Bird Nest” Hotel in Africa Lets You Sleep Under the Stars

Best of all? You’ll wake up to 360-degree views of wildlife in the Laikipia plains in Kenya, Africa.

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When it comes to offering a bird’s-eye view, no hotel takes it quite as literally as the stunning Nay Palad Bird Nest at Segera Retreat.

Perched high above the ground on a 24281-hectare wildlife sanctuary in the Laikipia plains in Kenya, Africa, the unusual retreat lets guests experience what it’s like to cozy up in a bird’s nest.

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Part of the Segera Retreat, the two-story hotel is beautifully constructed with interwoven tree branches yet comes with all the modern amenities and creature comforts of a luxury hotel — think: bathrooms with solar-heated running water.

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Naturally, the real treat is the view. Guests can opt to sleep on an indoor double bed on the lower floor or spend the night on open-air accommodations on the second floor (which doubles as a viewing platform). By night, expect to sleep under a full sky of stars, and enjoy 360-degree views of elephants and giraffes when day breaks.

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Before arriving at the hotel in time for sunset, guests are first taken on a spin of the surrounds via a game drive or a bush walk, which teem with wildlife. As night falls, they’ll be invited to enjoy champagne and dinner on the open-air nest. The next morning, the excitement continues with a picnic breakfast.

Prices start at US$1150 per night.

More information here.

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