My husband suggested Serena Elementaita for a 2day trip and later decided to take us there for my birthday on the last weekend of June. Now, as a rule, I DON'T CAMP. But this was nothing like camping!! It was excellent!!! The hotel had an awesome pool, great food and stunning scenery.
By far the best thing about it was the room! We got the Flamingo suite which came with a living room, 2 bathrooms, walk in closet, huge balcony and bedroom and an out of this world jacuzzi which I could simply not get get out of for hours.... not to mention the amazing direct and close up views of the lake. The room was surely exquisite. I almost didn't believe I was in Kenya :).
The food was cooked well but a small complaint I have was the thrice a day set menu. It would be good to have a small buffet at least once a day for variety. Also it can get a chilly in the evenings so difficult to dress up fancy :-). Also huge numbers of lake flies in the evening (but not in the room) which I guess is part of the camping experience. Its also quite a drive from Nairobi- actually closer to Nakuru than Naivasha.
The staff are very helpful, polite and prompt- especially with our requests and nothing was too much of a bother for them. A gentleman who supervises the dining area (sorry but for the life of me I just cannot recall his name) was very friendly and always asked us whether we were enjoying our stay.
All in all-the best birthday gift ever, the best luxury camp I've been to so far.
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