Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

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Soysambu Conservancy, Elmenteita

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About Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

The Elmentetta Serena Lake Camp is hidden among the golden acacia trees, in the shadow of the ancient volcano, it is a truly magical place for your next trip to Kenya. You will find our small, spotless safari camp on the shimmering Elmenteita Lake in Soysambu Reserve, Kenya, just a two-hour drive from Nairobi and not far from Lake Nakuru, full of flamingos. Here, the modern comforts of a five-star hotel are perfectly blended with Soysambu’s famous rich history and culture, creating a charming and refined rural atmosphere.
The airy and environmentally friendly safari tent is decorated in a British colonial style, with luxury bedding with mosquito nets, a bathroom with double sinks and hot water, a large private balcony, and free Wi-Fi. The stunning Flamingo Suite is specially tailored for honeymoon couples. It offers a separate bedroom, a lounge with a TV, and a jacuzzi with breathtaking lake views.
Taste the rich cuisine of the region in our peaceful restaurant, or plan an unforgettable meal in the jungle, and dine among 450 species of birds and 15,000 wild animals in the sanctuary. Embark on a fascinating pleasure trip, relax by the pool, enjoy spa treatments, or participate in one of the many activities offered in the camp. And consider hosting your next event here; from wonderful group events to gorgeous weddings and honeymoons, our camp lays the foundation for unforgettable occasions. At the Serena Camp on Lake Elmenteta, the elegance of the nobility complements the unparalleled wildness; plan your visit today.


The extraordinarily refined tented accommodation at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp provides an upscale retreat within the unspoiled magnificence of Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy. Make yourself at home in your spacious, impeccably appointed tent, which offers charming décor and either one king or two twin beds, as well as a small sitting area and a bathroom with 24-hour hot showers and double vanities. Exceedingly comfortable four-poster beds boast deluxe linens and mosquito netting; a well-lit work desk and chair is a cozy spot in which to pen postcards to loved ones. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi in your tent and throughout the camp to stay connected during your visit, or step out onto your private balcony to savor the striking lake views. Room service is available for your convenience as well.
For those looking for an extra level of indulgence, we offer our sumptuous Flamingo Suite, which showcases a separate bedroom, a television with cable access, a mini-fridge, and an expansive bathroom with a Jacuzzi overlooking the lake. It’s perfect for honeymoons and special getaways!

Deluxe Double Tents

The Deluxe Double tents offer one king bed and a balcony with gorgeous views of the lake. Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea making station, and a bathroom with double vanities, and a his-and-hers shower.

In-Room Amenities

  • One king bed
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 24-hour hot water and electricity
  • Robes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Coffee/tea making station
  • Work desk
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom/dressing room
  • Tent service
  • Mosquito nets

Deluxe Twin Tents

Our Deluxe Twin tents feature two twin beds, as well as a balcony with lovely lake views. Amenities in the tent include free Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea making station, and a bathroom with double vanities, and a his-and-hers shower.

In-Room Amenities

  • Two twin beds
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 24-hour hot water and electricity
  • Robes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Coffee/tea making station
  • Work desk
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom/dressing room
  • Tent service
  • Mosquito nets

Flamingo Suite

Treat yourself to an unforgettable escape in this lush suite, our camp’s largest and most extravagant accommodation. The Flamingo Suite has a separate bedroom and a lounge, which features a television and a mini-fridge. The bathroom includes a large Jacuzzi with unparalleled Lake Elmenteita views. A spacious private balcony provides further lake vistas.
In-Room Amenities

  • Separate bedroom with one king bed
  • Sitting room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour hot water and electricity
  • Robes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Jacuzzi overlooking the lake
  • Telephone
  • Coffee/tea making station
  • Mini-fridge
  • Television with DStv access
  • Work desk
  • Balcony


Fresh and flavourful, the culinary offerings at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp are carefully crafted with locally sourced ingredients and unwavering attention to detail. Overlooking the swimming pool and the watering hole, our welcoming dining tent is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is presided over by an expert team. Should you prefer to enjoy your meal al fresco, the dining tent also includes a spacious outdoor terrace with sweeping views of the lake; a stylish bar offers equally striking views. We hope you’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind bush dining experience during your stay with us as well.

Dining Room

Our beautiful central dining room and lounge offer buffet-style and a la carte fare for breakfast; choose among a wide range of options, including pastries, yogurt, and our popular Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine. Lunch consists of appetizing dishes such as a rack of lamb served with mint sauce; vegetarian platters are available as well. We also serve a Swahili breakfast and a curry lunch every Sunday.
Get a chance to enjoy local Swahili and Kenyan dishes such as Mahamri, Mbaazi in Coconut, Kaimati, Madafu and so much more. Join us for dinner, where the restaurant features a table d’hôte menu with salad, a soup, an entrée, a pudding, cheese and biscuits, and fine Kenyan tea or coffee. Complement your meal with a glass of wine or fruit juice.

Sundowners at The Cliff

Participate in the long-standing tradition of enjoying a drink whilst watching the sun go down after a remarkable day on safari. Sip a drink as you take in panoramic sunset views.

Bush Dining

Witness the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Soysambu Conservancy as you appreciate a delectable meal in the wild – from breakfast by the shores of Lake Elmenteita to a relaxed BBQ dinner in the bush.


A world of adventure and relaxation awaits you at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp. From horse riding and bird watching to game drives and soothing spa treatments, our eco-camp offers an experience to suit every personality. Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp welcomes families with children ages three and older.
Horse Riding – This is an experience designed to immerse our guests into the wild on a horseback. Our experienced jockeys ensure the guests are taken through the whole concept and even more informed on how horse sports have evolved from time immemorial up to date. Sightseeing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing from a horse’s back is incredible and a must-try.
Day Game Drive – This is the highlight experience! Soysambu Conservancy is entwined with a marching history reflecting back to the 1890s. It is the home of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes and Black and White Colobus Monkeys. The conservancy hosts a good standing population of three of the big five families namely Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes. Morning or evening game drives offer our guests the exceptional chance of getting out of the vehicle and walking in the wild, in designated areas. Our roadmaster land cruiser, driven by our experienced naturalists ensures comfort and optimum game viewing experience throughout the drive.
Night Game Drive – The natural settings in the wild are very adverse. Individual animals are diurnal (active during the day), nocturnal (active at night), or even Crepuscular (active in twilight i.e. dawn and dusk). A uniquely specialized activity, a night game drive is the ultimate safari luxury. The night is the domain of such hunters as leopards and lions (Conservancy’s big cats), and the only time you may catch a glimpse of such elusive nocturnal creatures as Aardvarks, spring Hares, Porcupines, White-Tailed Mongoose, etc. Typically, our Camp’s safari vehicle is equipped with a powerful spotlight, which can be used to sweep the bush for likely sightings.
Nature Walk/Birders Paradise  – An Ornithological Haven The only way to get close to nature on foot. Led by an experienced Naturalist, the one-hour walk begins right at the camp, through the sprawling Acacia thickets right to the Lakeshore. This is one of the rarest opportunities to walk designated Ramsar and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Unlike the drives, nature walks capture all the desired attention of natural happenings like identifying tracks and signs of wildlife, geology, native plants identification, and their traditional medicinal values or uses, one on one interaction on birding with an expert, more thrilling, how these birds find their way all from Europe and Asia into Africa during winter! The cover of diverse habitats ensures maximum content achievement.
Archery – Archery is first, a Discipline and a Martial Art, and secondly, a Sport. It is 85% mental ability and 15% physical prowess and therefore is regarded as one of the higher Martial Arts-Kyudo, the ‘way of the bow’. Experience the ancient and elegant discipline of recurve arcArchery depends on concentration and oneness with the Bow and Arrow that is so great that an aura of calmness and serenity seems to envelop the Archer. Each arrow is shot as if it were the only one, just as each moment of one’s life is the ultimate moment.
Sleeping Warrior Hiking Experience – This enchanting adventure is exceptionally designed to pamper deserving hearts. Feeling in the middle of nowhere, the drive kicks off from the camp in our 4×4 Landcruiser. Through the thickets, scrublands, and woodlands of Soysambu, the lead road snakes all its way to the base of the hill. The hike starts from the interspersed Camphor Bushes with their shooting minty aroma. The meandering trail gives you a perfect hug of the hill, gaining great height and altitude landing on the Sleeping Warrior’s head. To take a breath. Take a drift on the forehead and hike again uphill, giving you a perfect landing on the nose, the peak and highest point. The views here are panoramic and breathtaking. To the North is Lake Elmenteita, to the South is the Eburru Hills. To the East are the Gilgil Hills and to the West are the Mau Ranges. Take another challenge to descend downhill and cruise from the Southern end of the lake via the dry salt pans where a romantic lunch hamper is served. After lunch, drive through the Western Lakeshore via the Pelicans breeding grounds. Arrive at the Camp early evening.
Out of Africa Thrill – Yearning for that expansive exploration of the African Jungle at the floor of the Great Rift Valley? This is the package. From the camp, drive in our 4×4 Land Cruiser through Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy. Enter Lake Nakuru National Park via Nderit gate capturing the lake from the south in pursuit of the big game. Conquer the rolling hills arriving for a romantic hamper lunch at Out of Africa View Point. After lunch, drive to Baboon Cliff exiting the Park via Main Gate. A tour of the History-rich Hyrax Hill Pre-Historic Site and Museum depicting the lifestyle of the extinct Sirikwa Community awaits you. Hike up the cliff with a picturesque and breathtaking view of Nakuru town and Lake Nakuru. Toss a glass of wine in solidarity with what nature has to offer! Descend the cliff and drive back to the Camp arriving in the evening.
Lakeside Breakfast – This is an experience out of this world. Table set at the Lake’s shore, the bubbly breakfast with an array selection of our fittingly assorted menu items is the best way to start the day. Guests are escorted on a walk from the camp to the site. From the table, the abounding spectacle of birdlife and spectacular landscapes adds more effect to the product. On lucky days, guests have an up-close look at the buffaloes traversing the Eastern Arc of the Lake to their Western retiring grounds on such early hours
Bush Dinner – Scenically located within the periphery of the camp, the bush dinner is lit by solar lanterns, warmed by a campfire, and tuned by a one-man guitarist. Arriving after a wildlife-packed evening game drive, guests are welcomed in by warm eucalyptus-scented face towels and seated for a traditional safari supper of flame-cooked meat accompanied by a sumptuous array of starters and salads. A comprehensive wine list and full safari bar are in place.
Poolside Romantic Dinner – Popping the question is just made easier with our Poolside romantic dinner set to offer a quiet evening for just the two of you.
Sundowners – Few experiences rival the glory of sunset over Africa, especially when the scene is set amidst an amphitheater of the lake and mountains.
Jogging – Natural jogging in the morning and evening as you lose extra calories.
Water Color Painting – Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp offers 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 welcome all painters whether a beginner or a more experienced artist to enjoy an experience of tranquillity and creative watercolor painting.
Yoga – Come melt open in our most blissful class and rejuvenate your energy as you simply let go of stress and tension through breathing, gentle poses, stretches, and meditation.
Educational Talks – This involves environmental talks, History of the Delamere and Soysambu Conservancy, uniqueness of Lake Elmenteita, Birdlife and wildlife diversity
Botanical Tour and Tree Planting – This entails a short educative and informative tour to identify diverse floral species within the camp and their uses. The walk ends with a Tree planting session.
Cooking Lessons – In the world re-known Serena Kitchens, come join our Chefs as they take you through traditional and international culinary lessons. They shall test your taste bands and you get to taste the main ingredients used to prepare our delicacy.
Bicycle Riding – What a better way to learn the contours of Lake Elmenteita other than with the Bicycle. The one-hour ride brings to life Nature and leaves you yearning for more adventure.
Weddings – We work together and make the dream come true. With our amazing lawns and views to die for we make that special day with that special someone one, a Day to Remember. The wedding package has been designed to give you a lifetime experience with that special person.
Bird Watchers Day Trip to Soysambu Conservancy – Spend a fun-filled day with a visit to the bird hides and team building activities as you analyze the 450 different species of birds. A high tea station with carefully picked snacks and refreshment awaits you under the Acacia trees

How to get there

  • Distance from Nairobi- 135kms
  • Distance from Nakuru -30kms
  • Distance from the Nderit gate of Nakuru National Park-27kms

Places of Interest

  • Excursions to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Visit Menengai Crater
  • Kariandusi prehistoric site
  • Lake Naivasha

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