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Monday, April 23, 2012

Lake Elementaita, the new safari destination

Lake Elementaita ecosystem is becoming the new safari destination for people residing in Nairobi and tourists coming to Kenya.  The lake is strategically located 120 km from Nairobi (1.5 hrs drive), 20 km from Lake Nakuru and 40 km from Naivasha town.

This makes it an excellent base for a day’s safari to nearby attractions like the magnificent Soysambu Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park. 

View of Lake Elementaita from Nairobi - Nakuru Highway

Lake Elementaita is habitat to flamingoes, Great White Pelicans and Great Crested Grebe and many more. It also homes zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog.

Activities include horse riding, bird viewing and Kikopey hot springs situated on the southern end of the lake. Accommodation options around the lake include established players like the Serena Group, Jacaranda hotels and Seasons Hotels establishing new lodges in the area.

Some of the lodges around Lake Elementaita include;
  1. Elementaita Pelican Lodge
  2. Lake Elementaita Serena camp
  3. Sunbird lodge
  4. Sleeping warrior camp
  5. Oasis ECO Camp
  6. Elementaita Country Lodge
Follow the link to reserve Lake Elementaita camps and lodges.