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The Sleeping Warrior
Galway
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23 reviews
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“Total chill out paradise”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I stayed here recently for two days with some friends. Absolutely beautiful place, accommodation is incredibly comfortable and yet simple enough to feel in touch with surroundings. Food was amazing, we had steaks our first night that were the best I ever had. The staff were just lovely, Lawson the Manager, has so much information and is helpful and Fred the waiter and Chege, the chef, were obliging and fun.

The location is special, deep within a conservatory area, unfortunately we had to cut our trip short and we did not get to do some of the excursions but I will return again to explore further afield.

Room Tip: Download the map, route into camp is not that clear.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

The road is a disaster getting here, and signposting could be better, but once you are there, the place is lovely, and with stunning views of the lake.
The infinity pool at the lodge is superb. The chef went out of his way to cater for our group of vegetarians.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Sleeping Warrior camp is a fun, relaxing, and just luxurious enough to make you feel that you have really escaped. The food is excellent and the setting for the dining terrace couldn't be better with great views and a super homey feel. Because this is a small camp with only a few tents, everyone is very friendly. Great for a getaway from Nairobi or for a stop on your safari tour. We stayed in Eagle's nest, which was so fun because of its location perched on a rocky outcrop. The only downside is that the bathroom is mostly open air and thus can get very chilly on cold nights out in the Rift. the outdoor bathtub is a great touch and makes you feel like you've stumbled onto a private oasis. The owners are always around and very accessible - the staff are great, and the camp/lodge works very hard to develop positive relations with the surrounding communities. We are huge fans, because unlike in the National Parks where you cannot get out of your car, Soysambu is a great place for hiking. We did a hike up "Half Hill" and had a great experience!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

This was a welcome stay after our horrible experience at Roberts Camp on Baringo. The staff is very good, the food is great, and the camp was well done. One of the highlights is the ability to go on night game drives. This gave us a very cool perspective.

My son loved the rock hyrx that are all over the place. These funny animals climbing up the trees.

Room Tip: I did not see the other tents, ours had a great view of Sleeping Warrior and the lake behind it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Nairobi
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We love to escape from the bustle of Nairobi to this relaxing, scenic, comfortable camp and feel we are so lucky to be able to experience the lake and conservancy of Soysambu as guests of this botuique camp. You must try the Eagle's Nest which is up some rocky steps, push your four poster bed on wheels out under the stars (with a mosquito net over you) and wake to a tray of hot tea, and the amusing faces of curious rock hyrax peering at you from trees, behind rocks, over walls.. The birds bathe on the verandah of the main building, the food is excellent and colourful, the wallk up the secluded small mountain and over the volcano a real treat, too. Drive around the lake to see Rothchilds giraffe, pelicans, flamingo, buffalo, eland, all realxed and set against a soda lake. Try "Lake View" tent, new and beautiful and also "Guesthouse" with an outdoor shower! Have a sundowner from atop a small hill where they build a fire and set up safari chairs for you while you sip cold wine. Marvelous. Only 1 1/2 hours from Nairobi and great value.

Room Tip: As above- Eagles Nest, very romantic but tiny so best for a couple, with an outdoor bathtub and loun...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

My family and my cousin's family stayed here for 3 nights at the Tented Camp and had a wonderful experience. This is a great place for those who don't want to be in a hotel but also don't want to rough it out. A great compromise between the two. My husband and I were in the Lakeview tent and it was very comfortable. The view was spectacular especially at sunrise and sunset. When we first arrived there the staff had left the doors open and a number of wasps had made their way in. My husband being allergic to bee stings we were a bit worried but the rooms are supplied with bug repellant and as soon as we closed the doors and opened the screened windows we no longer had any issues with the bees.
The food was very good and every meal was different. The staff was very kind and courteous. Lawson, the manager on site, was very helpful. My niece who is an animal lover took pleasure in feeding leaves to the hyraxes that came up to the veranda. Unfortunately, one of them inadvertently bit her. Lawson offered to have her taken to the nearest clinic and put her parents in touch with a doctor that he knew. In the end, no immediate action was required but she did get rabies shots when she returned to Nairobi the next day. I would suggest that a gentle reminder to avoid feeding animals be given to all guests when they arrive or maybe a discreet sign on the veranda.
The game drives in the area are fabulous. What is different from other parks is that you can really go off-road here and get quite close to the animals (like giraffes) without disturbing them. We saw flamingos in flight and that was a spectacular site. Also, because this area is not as popular as other parks like Masai Mara, you won't be surrounded by large groups of tourists. It is also nice to see the various animals drinking in the small pond that can be seen from the veranda and some of the tents.

Room Tip: Pick from the following tents if you can: Lakeview, the Guest House, or the Eagle's Nest. They...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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louiseclare26
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

The Sleeping Warrior is set in a beautiful location with stunning views. The tented accomodation is excellent, comfy beds and a shower with a view. The service is outstanding, nothing is too much trouble. Great food, lots of variety and a new menu each time we go. I would highly recommend this place if you want a completely relaxing weekend.

Room Tip: Lake View is a great room with beautfiul views. Eagle's nest is great fun as you can sleep and b...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Sleeping Warrior
Address: Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Elementaita 00603, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Lake Elementaita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Lake Elementaita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Sleeping Warrior Camp Hotel Lake Elementaita

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