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Escape to the Lake

Escape from the city and retreat to the calm of the exquisite Lake Elmenteita Serena Safari Camp. A two-night (self-drive) package that allows you three days of enchantment amongst the flamingoes and pelicans of the exclusive Soysambu Conservancy, which lies just 2 hours’ drive from Nairobi. Spend two-nights in your opulent tent overlooking the lake, dine in Edwardian elegance (inclusive of drinks other than spirits) in the mess tent, take a guided bird walk on the lake shores, experience the magic of a game drive on this fascinating conservancy, famous for its rare Rothschild giraffes, and sign off your escape with a lavish breakfast served on the lake shore. 

Escape to the lake…and you’ll wonder why you never did it before…

Presided over by the vast volcanic crater known as The Sleeping Warrior, ringed by immeasurably ancient volcanic ridges, and encircled by gold-tinged acacia forests, the Lake Elmenteita experience stands alone amongst Kenya’s safari portfolio. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is unrivalled when it comes to the glorious interaction of vast numbers of flamingoes and pelicans with unusually prolific and varied wildlife. Nor does any other natural arena promise the unique intimacy of this very private conservancy. Wildlife highlights include lion, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog, plains game, smaller cats and creatures of the night. The conservancy also shelters 10% of Earth’s remaining population of the rare and endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. 450 bird species have been recorded and daily sightings can include as many as 60 species. As for experiences why not take a horse-ride along the shore, sundowners on the lake, a hike up the Sleeping Warrior Volcano, or a tour of the pelican nesting site or a mountain biking excursion. 

The Escape to the Lake Package includes:
Two nights full-board accommodation amid the traditional safari splendour of the Camp. 
Private game drive on the Conservancy in your dedicated 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your dedicated safari guide.
Full English Breakfast cooked for you on the lakeshore.
Breakfasts, lunches and 5-course dinners with soft drinks, beers and house wine included.
Complimentary eco-walk around the camp, water-colour painting by the lake, cooking lessons with our chef, badminton, an eco-talk, Swahili lessons or early morning yoga on the lakeshore.
All Conservancy fees.

Special package rate
US$ 720 per couple per night (1 January to 28 February and 1-30 June 2023). Thereafter, per couple per night: US$ 655(1March-31 May 2023) US$ 795 (1 July-15 October 2023) US$ 725 (16 October-22 December 2023).   
Children sharing with their parents: aged 5-12 years: 35% of the package rate. Children aged 4-5 years will not be charged. We regret the camp is not suited to children below 3 years of age. 

Stay three nights and we’ll give you a free night game drive on the conservancy, your chance to spot lions leopards, porcupines, gorilla, honey badgers and more…

"Thoroughly enjoyed my short stay here. While they say it is a "tent" these are very spacious and luxurious accommodations. The grounds are nicely maintained and they arranged a hike / nature walk for me outside of the "wire" and provided the needed protection from the animals. The food was delicious and the staff caring and helpful. By all means stay here!"

Robert, Home, Boston MA, USA Robert Home Boston MA, USA 08 Nov, 2022


Absolutely stunning

Absolutely stunning place to stay. Amazing beautiful views with Lake Nakuru in front with Flamingos, Zebras and other wild birds and animals. The rooms are actual well design camps. So Big it’s unbelievable. Toilet, Shower and washing hand sinks are actually in separate rooms!! Very spacious, clean and comfortable bed. They put Mosquito nets at night. From the room you can walk straight out in the balcony and little forest in front, where you can see the lake and wild life.
Food was amazing. The Chef actually came to our table and took the list what we want to eat in the lunch and dinner. She actually cook very nice Indian food. My wife and Aunty went in for the cookery course in the afternoon with the chef. My daughter went for horse riding. We even went for swimming in the pool surrounded by nature! The staff were absolutely amazing and so welcoming. They would be at your service all the time. I have even used their message facility and it was amazing. Very good value for money.
We all really enjoyed the stay and would definitely go back there again. I recommend to stay there for at least 3 days and than go to Nakuru lake safari where you will be able to see lions and lots of Rhinos,Giraffes and various wild life.

Biren, Patel, Finedon, United Kingdom Biren Patel Finedon, United Kingdom 08 Oct, 2022


Fantastic experience at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

"We had a Wonderful experience at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. The property is beautiful. Just on the lake. Very peaceful. Excellent service. Big Bathrooms & rooms. Would like to thank the Head Chef Lea, she made us what we wanted & was exceptionally good & a very sweet Chef. Also our server Sam or Samuel too was excellent & always smiling & happy to greet us at the restaurant. Also the Housekeep staff & everyone were great."

Ashish, S, Mumbai, India Ashish S Mumbai, India 01 Oct, 2022

Wonderful Experience

The Camp Manager Elizabeth is very polite and helpful. She organised to get us swimming costumes outside the Camp.
I have now learnt how to swim courtesy of L. Elementaita Serena Camp swimming instructors, Gad and Brian. They were very helpful with the swimming instructions.
The food is good, freshly cooked and served in good portions.
Their rooms are spacious.
We were lucky to see Buffaloes and Zebras drinking water just outside the Camp's fence. There' also Impalas and Elands.

Salome, Waweru, Kenya Salome Waweru Kenya 21 Dec, 2022

Luxury glamping at its finest

Stayed at this lovely luxury tented camp for one night and didnt want to leave. the service was impeccable. The staff were attentive and professional. We run into one or 2 minor issues which were promptly and apologetically addressed. The tents themselves are amazing. So beautifully decorated with well appointed high quality furnishings. The bed was super comfortable, I almost didn't want to get up. They are large, the bathrooms are massive and clean with great Elemis products for use. It was lovely spending time at the pool and I had one of the best hot stone massages I have ever had! And I get a lot of massages. I still think about it often. The masseuse here is top of the line. We had breakfast down at the lake one morning and it was indescribably sublime.
The manage Elizabeth was attentive and professional.
I was tempted to take a star away for the food because it was very mediocre and not very exciting at all. I had maybe 1 thing that I enjoyed but it was very forgettable. However everything else made up for it so it gets to keep that 5th star. I will be back here again for sure. And next time I'll stay for a few days

kipepeopeo, Washington DC, USA kipepeopeo Washington DC, USA 14 Feb, 2023

Stunning Luxury Tents & Incredible Staff

The property and rooms at Lake Elmenteita are everything you could ever want and more in a luxury tent safari experience! The tents are absolutely stunning, spacious, comfortable and luxurious! The views are beautiful and proximity to Lake Nakuru is great! What really blew us away though was the staff! They truly go above and beyond to make your time there as special and memorable as possible! I would especially like to mention Ann, who was the lovely woman who took care of our tent. She was so friendly, kind and helpful with whatever we needed. I would also like to mention Dorothy. She planned our activities, bookings and just generally spent extra time and energy to make sure our stay and experiences were perfect! You also have to book a massage with Rose. It was definitely one of the best massages I have had in my entire life! I can’t mention everyone, but every single person there truly did everything they can to make you feel comfortable and happy! I would recommend this place to anyone!

Brooke C, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Brooke C Jersey City, New Jersey, USA 24 Nov, 2022