Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
The exclusive Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp rests in the 48,000-acre Soysambu Conservancy – a sanctuary to rare wildlife including abundant bird species and East Africa’s only nesting site for the Great White Pelican. In total, the conservancy protects over 450 bird species, and is also a safe breeding ground for the Rothschild giraffe.
Intimate and classic, the camp sits in gardens dotted with acacia trees that lead down to the sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita. Its conservancy location means that, as well as game drives, you’ll be able to go on walking safaris to get up close with the flora and fauna and head out on night drives to experience the nature of the bush after dark, hopefully spotting spring hares, an aardvark or an elusive leopard. The central canvas-roofed restaurant serves a fine dining menu and the colonial-style bar/lounge is the ideal spot to unwind after a day in the bush. Wi-Fi is free.
Spacious ‘tents’ are more like small houses, sitting on stone platforms with a wooden front door, glass windows and canvas roof. All are traditionally furnished with a nod to safaris of old and feature a four-poster bed, tiled-floor en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks, and a private deck with views of the lake. There’s also one Flamingo Suite, with a huge lounge and a private Jacuzzi bathtub.