Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp Soysamba Conservancy, Kenya

The camp is located on the shores of Lake Elementaita where you can observe at close hand thousands of different bird species that come to feed and bathe in the lake. Its clear waters speak of unspoiled natural beauty with which the camp bonds perfectly. It is part of the Serena group and one of their most prestigious properties.

The camp has grounds running away down to the lake and is situated in the Soysamba Conservancy, a 48,000 acre Wildlife Conservancy and RAMSAR site (Internationally important wetland). The lake’s rocky islands are the only East African nesting site for great white pelicans, while its algae and plankton provides food for vast flocks of flamingos and a multitude of other waterfowl, many of them rare.

The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals. Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species - from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers.

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The camp is made up of twenty four luxurious tents with amazing views of the lake and its fauna. Each one has its own veranda facing the lake so you can enjoy the view in the comfort and protection of your tent. All the services you expect in a luxury hotel are available in each tent for your comfort. 

The main suite, the flamingo suite does not only have a great view of the lake but it is equipped with a Jacuzzi and a great lounge where you can get together with your friends and enjoy the breeze and cool air. Massage and room service is available in the suite and all the tents, just in case you want to relax and sit in your veranda reading a book or just enjoying some time out. On the other hand if you are the active type, Lake Elmenteita Camp is also for you, as you can fly over the lake on a hot air balloon or go out looking for leopards and hyenas in the bush. 

Lake Elmentaita Camp has a central lounge and restaurant where you can sample fine international cuisine and you also have the option to try local dishes made with local dishes. 

It is possible that when you sit in your tent and enjoy the comforts of modern life and technology you might forget that you are in the heart of Africa on a wildlife reserve. The service is great, the food superb and yet you are able to go into the bush with a certified guide to look at different animal species in the wild, in their natural environment before returning at noon for a great meal and a cool glass of Chardonnay.

Since the lake is part of a natural bird reserve you cannot swim in it, which is why Lake Elementeita Camp has its own swimming pool for you to relax and enjoy. The pool has a bar and access to the restaurant which allows you to have cocktails in the afternoon while you catches the last rays of sunlight over the lake.


The property is mainly used as a base from which to explore lake Nakuru National Park, a 40 minute drive away. However it does offer some activities that let you enjoy the Consrvancy through activities not allowed in the main Parks themselves. Night game-drives offer a unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard.  Walking is also allowed, with the chance to experience the smaller things, learn some basic tracking skills and enjoy the smells and sounds of the bush. Atmospheric bush dinners beneath the stars and spectacular sundowners over this geologically fascinating part of the Great Rift Valley are a few more of the camp’s exciting activities.  Kariandusi prehistoric site are also nearby.

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