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Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy
Lake Elmenteita
Great Rift Valley
Kenya

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Elementeita Luxury Camp - Profile

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Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Luxury Camp is opening in June 2011. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi. Evocatively styled to echo the area’s rich history, the camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and will offer cuisine and service of fittingly high standards.

The nomadic Maasai had passed through the area for centuries and the name Elmenteita derives from the Maasai Ol muteita for “place of dust”. Then in 1897 one of the first pioneers arrived, after walking over 1,000 km south from Berbera on the coast of Somalia. This was the third Baron Delamere, who dedicated his foresight and fortune to pioneering farming methods in the Rift Valley. He moved to Elmenteita in 1906, where he further experimented with sheep and cattle ranching, advised and assisted by the Maasai - with whom he had a great rapport. He named his farm Soysambu, Maasai for “striated rock” - Sambu is also a cow colour.

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Fly over Lake Elmenteita in a hot air balloon at sunrise and see all three lakes as well as Mt Kenya. Watch the aquatic bird life from four, ideally-placed bird-hides on the shores of Lake Elmenteita. Enjoy scenic safari ‘sundowner’ cocktails in the bush. Romantic or atmospheric bush dinners beneath the stars with flamingos flying overhead. Exciting day and night game drives are unimpeded by other vehicles in this private wilderness. Walk through the bush with an experienced tracker-guide, learning more about the flora and fauna. Visit nearby Lake Nakuru National Park with its white and black rhino and prides of lion. Learn about our ancestors who lived beside a much bigger lake, millions of years ago, at nearby Kariandusi pre-historic site.

Camp Facilities: * 24 luxury tents all with views of the lake * The Flamingo suite -An additional luxury suite with a spacious lounge, jacuzzi and prime lake view * Each tent is tastefully furnished with its own private veranda * Tent facilities include telephone, wireless internet, mini-bar and electronic safe * Beautiful central restaurant, bar and lounge * Doctor on call 24 hrs * Laundry services * Room service * Sogonoi Boutique - Gift shop * Swimming pool * Massage services and beauty parlour * 24-hr power supply

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Elementeita Luxury Camp - Facilities

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Uniquely situated on the shoreline of sapphire-blue Lake Elmenteita where hundreds of thousands of birds congregate, the small and exclusive Lake Elmenteita Luxury Camp is opening in June 2011. This area of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals, is less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi. Evocatively styled to echo the area’s rich history, the camp blends aristocratic elegance with modern luxury and will offer cuisine and service of fittingly high standards.

The nomadic Maasai had passed through the area for centuries and the name Elmenteita derives from the Maasai Ol muteita for “place of dust”. Then in 1897 one of the first pioneers arrived, after walking over 1,000 km south from Berbera on the coast of Somalia. This was the third Baron Delamere, who dedicated his foresight and fortune to pioneering farming methods in the Rift Valley. He moved to Elmenteita in 1906, where he further experimented with sheep and cattle ranching, advised and assisted by the Maasai - with whom he had a great rapport. He named his farm Soysambu, Maasai for “striated rock” - Sambu is also a cow colour.

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