10 reason to holiday with Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp


  1. Unwind in luxurious tented camp experience

After each day’s exhilarating adventure, retire to the sumptuous comfort and understated elegance of your tent at one of Kenya’s most exclusive property. Sip on a refreshing gin and tonic or ring room service for a bubbly breakfast from your private veranda as you lose yourself to stretching views of the pristine Lake Elmenteita.


  1. How good is your aim?

The beauty of travel is opening yourself to new experiences and if you do not mind a little bit of fun filled competition, then you should definitely try your hand at archery. Experience the ancient and elegant discipline of recurve archery with the help of modern day equipment. With a wide variety of fun, dynamic and challenging archery target activities, you are bound to have loads of fun whether alone or within a group. And don’t worry if this is all new to you as well trained instructors will be at hand to guide and supervise until you master the technique of shooting a recurve bow and that you achieve that sense of accomplishment when you hit your first “bulls-eye”.


  1. Take a horse ride

Probably one of our favorite things to do during a stay at Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is getting up close and candid with these very elegant animals. There are horse-rides to suit all levels of riding ability, from complete beginners to experienced riders by venturing out into the stunning Soysambu Conservancy and explore the beautiful shoreline of Lake Elmenteita. Safety is of the essence and guests are provided with a helmet and are always accompanied by an experienced rider guide.


  1. Sundowners with music

Few experiences rival the glory of sunset over Africa, especially when the scene is set amidst an amphitheater of hills and enhanced by a selection of refreshments. Guests may choose to enjoy an evening game drive before arriving at the panoramic cliff-top site or make way to the site just before the sun makes its descent.

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  1. Wildlife and birdlife

Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is located in the Soysambu conservancy, a 48,000-acre Wildlife Conservancy, also a RAMSAR site – a wetland of international importance.  The alkaline lake’s rocky islands are the only East African nesting site for great white pelicans, while its algae and plankton provides food for vast flocks of flamingos and a multitude of other waterfowl, many of them rare.  The Conservancy protects over 450 bird species and 15,000 wild animals.  Rothschild giraffes have found a safe haven for breeding here, while a diverse variety of terrain shelters many species – from herds of giant elands to tiny dik-diks and cliff-dwelling klipspringers. Night game-drives offer a unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard.


  1. Find your center with Yoga by the Poolside

One of the main reasons we travel is so as to restore balance in our lives. The unending hustle of everyday life not only makes us strangers in our own homes and to our friends but also to self. That is why it’s important to get away from it all, recharge and find you. What better way than through some meditation and stretching and enjoying the cool sifting breeze of the Lake. Rejuvenate your body and let go of stress with yoga by the lake Elmenteita. The exercises are at beginner levels and Lake Elmenteita Serena will provide the mats, towels and water.

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  1. Spoil yourself with a spa treatment

You have worked hard all through the year and now it’s time to reward yourself.  Spoil yourself with signature beauty treatments using top of the range Elemis products available at the spa. Or how about sampling the intuitive portfolio of health and wellness treatments that are sure to help take the stress away?  Better yet, just take a lazy dip in the infinity pool that overlooks the far reaches of the lakeshore, where a shifting cast of lakeside wildlife graze.


  1. Spend quality time with family and friends

Travelling with the whole family not only presents an opportunity to bond but the lessons are many and way beyond what any textbooks could offer. Through the help of our guides with a wealth of experience, depth of knowledge and keen eye for great photographic moments, create memories this holiday season to last a lifetime.


  1. Hone your hobbies

If you love nature then you will want to capture it. And while we live in a digital era where phones are enough for capturing all the beauty around you, how about translating your impressions, experiences and emotions of your safari with a paint brush?  Not only does water color painting present an opportunity to bond with your loved ones but also a great way to practice what you love; something we rarely have time for anymore thanks to the fast life we have been accustomed to. Not to mention it is a great way to clear your mind.


  1. Experience a jog in the wild

Fuel your mornings and evenings with a run at our jogging trail within the camps perimeter and enjoy the views of flamingos at the rims of Lake Elmenteita, the sleeping warrior hills backdrops over the horizon and chance to spot the wild notably, waterbucks and zebras.


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