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Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Elementaita 48690 Kenya
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Lake Elementaita
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
Tucked among golden-barked acacia trees, under the shadow of ancient volcanoes, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is a truly magical holiday setting with a small, immaculately maintained tented upscale safari camp on the shores of Lake Elmenteita, a flamingo filled Lake in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy. Just a two-hour drive from Nairobi, Elementaita Serena Camp offers modern comforts of a five-star facility blended seamlessly with the rich history and culture for which Soysambu is famous. Activities include easy undisturbed game drives in the conservancy, nature walks, archery, horse riding, and note least birdlife too.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Spa
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun terrace
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Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
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Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Elementaita 48690 Kenya
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Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport79 miSee all flights
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Clober wrote a review Aug 4
Asnieres-sur-Seine, France3 contributions18 helpful votes
Excellent stop at lake elmenteita Serena camp, beautiful place to stay !! Wonderful view very peaceful! The reserve is great to see with flamingoes, giraffes and buffaloes!! Very calm despite the proximity of a big road! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Elizabeth Njeri, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your recommendation. We are happy you had a lovely time at the camp. We hope to be of service to you some other time. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager.
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Farhan Aslam wrote a review Jul 2022
Eldoret, Kenya9 contributions
Just right from check in to check out. The place is beautiful with beautiful people ready to assist you at all times. Special mention was Dennis who was very helpful, as we had a sick person among us and he went out of way to help. Room tents are fabulous. They look like a tent from outside but inside it is a total different story. Large room, very spacious, comfortable bed, lovely bathroom and the back porch has nice sitting setup with lake views. The food was excellent. Hospitality 5 star Rooms 5 star Food 5 star Hotel lounge and sitting area 5 star Surrounding views 3 star ( nothing much to see except for part views of the lake but a quite place to relax ) Game drive thrill 2 star ( but we never expected anything much anyways ) The lodge has lots of activities to offer e.g. horse riding, archery, cycling etc. We didn't take any as our primary objective was to chill and relax and that's what we did. Just my two bits. The lodge should keep some bird feeders to attract small birds which are plenty around the lodge but not very visible of friendly. A definite place to visit
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Elizabeth Njeri, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, we are happy you found our rooms, hotel lounge, and food to be 5 Star. We shall make sure to commend Dennis who went above and beyond to take care of the sick person. We note your feedback about the surrounding views, game drive thrill, and bird feeders, and we assure you the suggestions shall be put into consideration. Thank you and we hope to be of service to you in the near future. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri.
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LesleyYang wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York164 contributions76 helpful votes
So the tents are good. The turn down service great to help with all the curtains. Flamingos are amazing to see. The trip is just after the rally and the animals got a bit far away which is not the fault of the hotel. Only note is on bugs which are truely horrendous for dinner time. They are literally in glasses on plates and everywhere. I think if they can put down screens before dusk and keep it that way for the entire food to table process it will make the experience so much better!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Elizabeth Njeri, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded Jul 7, 2022
Thank you for the recommendation. We are happy you loved our tents, enjoyed our services, and even got to see the Flamingos. We apologize the seasonal Lakeflies interfered with the very nice dining experience of the Camp. We assure you management has noted your suggestion to have the flaps put down before dusk. We shall also put other measures to ensure this does not spoil the experience. We look forward to hosting you in the near future, hopefully soon. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. General Manager.
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Bobby wrote a review Jun 2022
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution
Amazing stay at the camp. Very ideal for family stay. Enjoyed the non cumbersome entry to the WRC safari rally park inside Soysambu Ranch. The staff is kind, knowledgeable and offered us the best experience. I recommend this camp to both family, couples and singles
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from LakeElmenteita Serena, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded Jun 27, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It was an honor to host you and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager .
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Brian M wrote a review May 2022
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Cozy and pleasant stay. An excellent ambient environment, well maintained with elegant service and hygienic stay. Relaxed and comfortable stay with all facilities. Good hospitable staff, especially, Mercy. Chef Kennedy was on top of the GAME!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from LakeElmenteita Serena, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded May 27, 2022
Thank you for the recommendation. We are happy we made you feel relaxed and comfortable . We are excited to note Chef Kennedy and Mercy made you feel right at home. We shall make sure to commend them. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager.
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Nyashira wrote a review May 2022
Nairobi, Kenya8 contributions
This was my second visit here, my first being back in 2019. The good The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a view of Lake Elementaita ( of note all the rooms have a view of the lake) The not so good The extra blankets found within the storage trunks within the rooms were old and dusty, clearly not laundered as regularly as the bedding on the bed. The food was bland, nothing spectacular and the menu though al a carte was quite monotonous. This was markedly different from my experience back in 2019 and quite a letdown. The attention to detail by the waiters and waitresses was lacking. Additional off menu requests were often not brought to the table despite repeat requests. Special mention: Denge ( part of the concierge staff) was great! Professional and on hand for most of our requests and activities The bar cocktails were very well done.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from LakeElmenteita Serena, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded May 27, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are happy you found the rooms spacious and comfortable. We have noted the areas of improvement and we assure you that management has taken the issues raised with the seriousness it requires and will works towards improving. We shall commend Denge for making you feel right at home . We look forward to host you some other time and hopefully make up for the experience. You can reach me on 0734699808. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager.
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Nomad621828 wrote a review May 2022
Karen, Kenya1 contribution
Excellent place, Beautiful gardens, Professional hard working staff, delicious meals. The service is wonderful and the staff are always welcoming and available to help. Housekeeping is excellent, very clean rooms. Hot water bottle is brought to the bed every evening. I love the place and want to visit again and again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: All the tents are very quiet, private and face the beautiful lake!
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Response from LakeElmenteita Serena, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded May 27, 2022
Thank you for the amazing review. We are excited and can't wait to welcome you back. Looking Forward to your next visit. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager.
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Keli L wrote a review Apr 2022
Erie, Pennsylvania8 contributions1 helpful vote
Like the first two Serena properties that we visited on this trip, this one was superb. Staff was fantastic, the cabin was clean, beautiful and filled with magnificent scenery. The food was great - you get tired of constant buffets and this was on the order of a multiple choice prix fixe menu. Animals dined next to us, which was perfect. If there were bonus stars this place would certainly get them.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from LakeElmenteita Serena, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded May 9, 2022
Thank you for the recommendation and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are happy to note you enjoyed the food, enjoyed the magnificent scenery and our staff made your stay even better. We look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager.
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C M wrote a review Apr 2022
8 contributions7 helpful votes
This turned out to be the perfect family getaway. We enjoyed incredible service throughout from the moment we arrived to when we were leaving. The rooms were lovely and very clean with wonderful views. Additionally, they had a broad range of amenities and activities. Special mention to Chef Kennedy, Stanley and Reuben (Restaurant Team) alongside Joshua (Reception) who provided excellent service and just went out of their way to make us feel comfortable at all times. Overall, we had an amazing stay in which we got to relax, unwind and enjoy ourselves in the camp! - I highly recommend this destination for pretty much anyone looking to have a nice break in a wonderful place.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from LakeElmenteita Serena, General Manager at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Responded Apr 13, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are excited to know that we were able to provide an incredible Getaway. We shall make sure to commend Chef Kennedy, Stanley, Joshua, and Reuben for making you feel right at home. We can't wait to host you some other time, hopefully soon. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager.
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Ken Mumo wrote a review Apr 2022
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The place is amazing, great views, great food in a quiet secluded area. The staff are warm and engaging especially Chef Kennedy who takes the time to find out their guests requirements. The rooms are spacious and have an charming colonial aesthetic. There's an interesting mix of activities, I'd highly recommend the horse ride. They have great guides that take you to see the wildlife up close on horse back. It's a short 2 hour ride from Nairobi and the perfect place to getaway when city life gets cumbersome.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 13, 2022
Thank you for the recommendation and for taking the time to write about your experience. We shall make sure to commend Chef Kennedy and the team for a job well done. We look forward to your next visit, hopefully soon. Regards, Elizabeth Njeri. Camp Manager .
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PRICE RANGE
$452 - $611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLake Elementaita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
Nearby attractions include Soysambu Conservancy (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of a nearby landmark, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Lake Elementaita.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Does Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.