Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is a tasteful tented property on the shores of vivid blue Lake Elmenteita, whose waters attract thousands of birds including flamingo and great white pelican.

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.

Location

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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What are the best things to do in Kenya?
Kenya has so many exciting and wonderful experiences to enjoy that the options are endless. Top experiences include:

  • Witnessing the great wildebeest migration (September to October) in the Masai Mara.
  • Exploring Samburu Game Reserve with its big game as well as rare endemic species.
  • Breakfast with the Rothschild’s giraffes at Giraffe Manor.
  • Thousands of flamingos and pelicans on the Rift Valley lakes .
  • Getting close to rhino in Laikipia.
  • Meeting the Samburu or Maasai and learning about their culture.

What is the climate like in Kenya?
The highland areas have a temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to the high altitude, however  it is hotter in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). The coast is hot and humid most of the year. Kenya has two rainy seasons, the ‘short rains’ that take place over 5-6 weeks in November and December and the ‘long rains’ that occur during March to May.

How do I get to Kenya?
Kenya’s major capital Nairobi is the main entry point into the country. Major airlines that fly into Nairobi include British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France. From Nairobi, Kenya Airways offers flights to other popular African destinations including South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Kenya is often combined with neighbouring Tanzania, and with Uganda or Rwanda for a trek to see the gorillas. A few days on the beautiful beaches of the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar is a very popular way to end a Kenyan safari.

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