LAKE ELEMENTAITA SERENA NOW OPEN
Serena’s latest addition to the Kenyan safari circuit, the Lake Elementaita Serena Camp, is now open and true to the pedigree, being ‘born’ into the Serena collection, stands out by a head and then some more amongst its competitors along the Great African Rift Valley floor.
Lake Elementaita, part of the Soysambu Conservancy which spreads over more than 48.000 acres on what was in the past commonly referred to as the ‘Delamare Estate’. Already a recognized Ramsar Site, the lake was only last week elevated some more when UNESCO named it together with the other alkaline lakes of Nakuru and Bogoria as a World Heritage Site – a tremendous ‘shot in the arm’ for the marketing of both the new Serena luxury camp as well as for Soysambu as a conservancy operation.
24 extra large, and I mean EXTRA large tents await visitors, who only need to drive some 130+ kilometres from Nairobi on a very good road into the Rift Valley, and for those who need even greater luxury the ‘Flamingo Suite’ is available, inclusive of a Jacuzzi. Wireless internet connection is available in all tents for the addicts who cannot let go of their tools of the trade – yours truly included – but Soysambu and the new Serena should truly be enough to pry one’s hands away from the keyboard and go out birdwatching or see the Rothschild giraffes close up and personal.
A big advantage for visitors is of course the conservancy set up, which permits walks and night game drives, not ordinarily available in ‘proper’ national parks, where however often also the crowds are bigger too, making the Serena experience on Soysambu a particularly rewarding experience, privacy, closeness to nature and unrivalled luxury, service and food.
Bookings are now accepted and special deals are reportedly available for the ‘early birds’ wanting to take a few days off, especially as the ‘cold season’ in Nairobi is now looming while days and nights on the shores of Lake Elementaita are considerably warmer, and not just because of the roaring campfire where sundowners and, after a four course dinner, digestives can be taken.
My advice – GO VISIT.