Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

This small, tasteful upmarket safari camp sits on the breathtaking shores of Lake Elmenteita, a vivid blue soda lake which attracts hundreds and thousands of birds including flamingo and great white pelican. Aside from 450 individual bird species, the shores of this pretty Rift Valley lake are home to a variety of terrestrial species including the tiny dik-dik, shy leopard, rare Rothschild giraffe and the curious-looking nocturnal aardvark.

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp’s 24 luxury tents all face the water, with private verandas for guests to appreciate the views. There is also a suite, containing a Jacuzzi and lounge. Meals are served in a beautiful central restaurant, and there is a stylish bar, outdoor swimming pool and archery range to while away the hottest hours of the day. The lodge also offers watercolour painting, guided botanical walks, a jogging track and Swahili language classes.

Activities farther afield at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp include game drives during the day and at night in Soysambu, a 48,000 acre wildlife conservancy and RAMSAR site. It is also possible to visit Lake Nakuru National Park as well as Kariandusi, a site made famous by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey, when he discovered stone tools used by prehistoric man.


How to get to Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is 135km from Nairobi or approximately 2 hours’ drive along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. Alternatively, you can charter a flight direct to the conservancy airstrip.

Activities at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

  • Day and night game drives in Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy
  • Walking safaris
  • Bush dining and sundowners
  • Excursions to wildlife and bird-rich Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Visit Kariandusi prehistoric site

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp Highlights

  • An upscale camp by sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita
  • Great recreational facilities including a swimming pool and archery range
  • Excellent bird-watching
  • Gameviewing activities in Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy
  • Proximity to Kariandusi prehistoric site and Lake Nakuru National Park

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Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

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Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
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Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

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