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Bird Nest hotel sleeps Kenyan safari-goers above the treetops

Bird Nest hotel sleeps Kenyan ...
The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat
The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat
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After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
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After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat
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The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat
After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
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After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
The Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel nestles its guests amongst the treetops
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The Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel nestles its guests amongst the treetops
After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
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After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
The Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel nestles its guests amongst the treetops
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The Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel nestles its guests amongst the treetops
After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
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After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat
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The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat
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Visitors to one of Kenya's premier safari destinations can take up a luxurious new vantage point for the country's famous wildlife. The Nay Palad Bird Nest Hotel nestles its guests amongst the treetops, with views of the surrounding savannah in all directions.

The hotel sits alongside a river in Kenya's Segera Retreat, an award-winning wildlife sanctuary that is home to herds of elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards and giraffes. After a day out on safari, visitors can return to the hotel to enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop.

After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop
After a day out on safari, visitors to the Bird Nest hotel can return enjoy the sunset from the nest-inspired rooftop

Intended as a luxury bush retreat, guests at the Nest are treated to champagne and a picnic-style dinner by lantern-light. If they're game, they can sleep out on the open-air decking beneath the stars, or retreat to a sheltered bedroom on the first floor.

The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat
The Bird Nest hotel is Intended as a luxury bush retreat

They then wake up to a picnic breakfast and watch on as the wildlife gather to drink at the river below. The hotel is designed to sleep two guests but can accommodate up to four, assuming some are happy to sleep on the top deck. Either way, the experience doesn't come cheap, with prices per night starting at US$1,150.

Source: Segera Retreat

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inquiring1856
Be especially careful descending the stairs (visible in the bottom left side of third major image from the top) from the rooftop viewing platform where the alternate treads are tailored for a particular foot (left or right - but not both).