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Discover The Lakes and Wildlife Of Lake Elmenteita


You now have the opportunity to “meet and greet” the big cats of Soysambu! Guests of Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp going on either day or night game drives have been lucky to experience the thrill of coming so close to the rare leopard, tree climbing lion, aardvark and other game that you would ordinarily only read about or see in the movies… These and many more have recently moved to Soysambu Conservancy from Lake Nakuru National Park– thanks to the improved and promising eco-system.
Another reason to stay at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp!

Experience the thrill of night game drives, prohibited in National Parks and many Game Reserves, to spot spring hares, eagle owls, bat-eared foxes, hyenas and the elusive aardvark or shy leopard.

Day game drives offer peace and privacy, with chances to watch vast herds of zebras, gazelles, elands, waterbucks and buffalos, as well as family groups of black-backed jackals, warthogs, dik-diks and baboons.

Soysambu protects flourishing breeding herds of endangered Rothschild giraffes, as well as the nationally threatened colobus monkeys.

Less common species include the bushbuck, bushpig, steinbok, reedbuck, duiker, caracal, golden and side-striped jackals.


Witness the spectacle of thousands of great white pelicans flying between Lakes Nakuru and Elmenteita daily to fish and watch them feed their chicks on the islands of Elmenteita.

Watch thousands of lesser and greater flamingos feeding in the shallow waters of Lake Elmenteita and Lake Nakuru, two of Kenya’s most famous lakes..

Enjoy over 450 species of birds, over 80 of which are waterfowl.

See species of conservation concern, including the Great Egret, the Maccoa Duck, the critically threatened Great Crested Grebe, and many migrant waders.

Elmenteita often boasts more than 90 % of all Kenyan Black-necked Grebes and Cape Teal.



Complimentary Activities:

Recurve Target Archery Range

Recurve Target Archery takes place in a purpose built and interactive archery range on the grounds at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. Within Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy in the Great Rift Valley, you'll be surrounded by trees and nature, an ideal environment in which to experience Target Archery. We have a variety of fun, dynamic and challenging Archery Target activities that can be enjoyed as an individual and as a group/team. These are: Classic Target Archery, Balloon Archery, Tic-Tac-Toe Target, Archery Golf Par 5 and Base Ball Archery.

For more information, visit The Serena Experience Blog.

Botanical Lessons

This is a short tour conducted by the resident naturalist at the tree nursery that helps guests identify the common trees and plants around the area. This takes about 45 mins

Swahili Lessons

A short beginner’s class for guests interested in the language. Offered at guests own convenient time and short translation notes given.

Swimming lessons

For both beginners and experienced swimmers. Our experienced pool attendants are ready to take guests through these lessons throughout the day.

Water Colour Painiting

At Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, we understand this all too well and that is why we offer you the chance to translate your impressions, experience and emotions of your safari within the artistically stimulating unique location that offers a diversity of culture, landscapes, flora and fauna onto paper with a paintbrush. 


We have developed a jogging track around the compound and guests who want to keep fit can join our staff team in the mornings and evenings

Evening Talk by the naturalist

These are informative power point presentations conducted by our resident naturalist on various aspects of the attractions available in Soysambu, Kenya and Africa in general ranging from flora, fauna and general geography of the region and its uniqueness.


Chargeable Activities:


Bush BBQ Lunch                              

Bush BBQ Dinner                                             


Lakeside Breakfast                                                         

Game drives

Day Game drive (Soysambu)                                                                                     

Night Game drive                                                           

Guided Game drive (Lake Nakuru)

Visit to Kariandusi pre-historic site                                                                                                                  


Traditional Dancers (per performance)                 

Sport/Nature Activities

Horse riding       

Nature/Bird walks                                                                          


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Photo Gallery

Water Colour Painting


Soysambu Conservancy

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude:  -0.40500, Longitude: 36.24083
Tel: +254 020 2842400

Fax: +254 020 284 2401

Call: +254 732 123 333