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.