About The Lodge
If you’re looking for a Lake Elmenteita safari lodge from which to explore the landscapes and birdlife of this Great Rift Valley sodic lake, there’s no better place than Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp – a small, exclusive camp, sited to make the most of the incredible lakeshore views.
Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp takes some of its style cues from the former Soysambu estate, but it’s the presence of the sapphire-blue sodic lake and, further afield, jagged, ancient volcanoes, that really make an unforgettable first impression.
The lake’s ecological importance has been recognised by its designation as both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Ramsar wetland of international importance, placing it on a par with Botswana’s Okavango Delta, for example.
Located just two hours’ drive north of Nairobi, Lake Elmenteita feels like a different world. It’s one of a long chain of dazzling lakes that run up the spine of the continent, and in this wonderful setting, a wealth of both energetic and relaxing activities can be enjoyed.
These include day and night game drives, but also sundowners and bush barbeques on the lakeshore, as well as yoga, watercolour-painting and even archery lessons. Other key Rift Valley destinations – including lakes Naivasha and Nakuru – are within easy reach, too, but perhaps the best activity of all is simply to be.
There can be few greater pleasures than whiling away an afternoon in the shade of a golden acacia tree, binoculars and a cool drink to hand, watching the comings and goings of the many birds that quite literally flock to the lake.
Lake views can be enjoyed from this Lake Elmenteita safari lodge’s Flamingo Suite or 24 double and twin rooms, or from various viewpoints along the shore. Whichever angle is taken, the rewards are likely to be both immediate and long-lasting.
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Safari Trips That Take You Here
This 15-day extravaganza is our longest established, signature safari.
Kenya is the home of safari, where you can truly see it all. This comprehensive safari visits some of the country’s exceptional wildlife sanctuaries, including Amboseli, Ol Pejeta, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara.