Most of Lake Elementaita is owned by t Soysambu Conservancy, a non-profit organization founded by the Delamere family. This conservancy is dedicated to preserving the wildlife of the lake and its surrounding areas. Because the conservancy is private, the rules are relaxed, unlike the national parks or most game reserves. At Soysambu Conservancy, private night tours are allowed and can be organized. Different activities happen at the conservancy, such as bush walks, making day trips to nearby attractions, game drives, and much more. The most common activities around the lake are night and day game drives, walking safaris, and bird watching. This allows you to choose from many options, ensuring you have a splendid tour of Lake Elementaita. The game drives in the daytime start early in the morning and also early evening. This is because this is the time when most wildlife is in its most active state. Sundowners can be easily arranged as part of ending a day of game drive.
At night, the African bush turns into an ear-splitting silence. The elusive leopards, striped hyenas, Bat-eared foxes, owls, eagles, and many other night hunters mainly get out of their hiding places during the night. You not only get the best opportunity to view these animals, but you will also observe the pattern of their unique behaviors during the night. The game drives are conducted right inside the conservancy, so your game drives can be customized to suit your requirements, such as animals and the behaviors you may want to see and any other item of interest you may need, such as exploring a specific habitat. To maximize your terrestrial wild experience, you may drop to Lake Nakuru or drive and boat in the nearby Lake Naivasha.
Soysambu Conservancy and Lake Elementaita offer a diverse bird watching safari for the avian enthusiast. More than 450 bird species have been documented in the area in the recent past. The greater flamingoes and white pelicans are the ones that have the largest populations. Nearly 90% of all the black-necked grebes and cape teals found in Kenya have made Lake Elementaita their home. The maccoa duck together with huge egret, endangered crested grebe, and many other species are present in the conservation. The birds that visit the lake yearly are about half a million. These birds include migratory and resident species. With these birds, you are sure to catch a glimpse of your most sought-after avian.
How to Get There
By road: Lake Elementaita is accessible from the city, and it can take you up to one and a half hours to complete the entire journey. There is a good tarmacked highway from Nairobi to Nakuru. Road trips to Elementaita are worth taking because, on the way, you get to have impressive views of the Great Rift Valley.
By air: The flight distance from Nairobi to the lake is about 116 km. The flights are taken from Wilson Airport in Nairobi and lands on the airstrip that is located in Naivasha. The tour companies, lodges, and camps can organize airport transfers for you to and from.
Lake Elementaita gives a wide range of accommodation to fit your next holiday in Kenya. Different tiers are tailor-made to match your budget and to put into consideration your comfort. Below are the lodges and camps that are found in Lake Elementaita.
Lake Elementaita Nature Pebbles and Spa- Safari tier 3
Lake Elementaita Serena Camp- Safari tier 2
Eagles point Camp, Lake Elementaita- Safari tier 2
Duara Flamingo Camp- Safari tier 3
Cactus Eco Camp and Lodge- Safari tier 2
Sirville Lake Elementaita Lodge- Safari tier 3
Elementaita Country Lodge- Safari tier 2
Lake Elementaita is located between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. Your safari can be planned to cover all these lakes during your Great Rift Valley Visit.