Hey Wanderlusters! So sometime back I was looking for a place where we (the three musketeers) could go hide away for a day or two ; a small weekend getaway and I was happy to bump into Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp.
I (the Queen Bee 😃) wanted to do either Lake Bogoria or Lake Elmenteita then I came across Serena Camp and my jaw dropped, I was totally sold. Rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor and backed with excellent reviews, it would be our destination. The search ended.
On the banks of Lake Elmenteita in the Soysambu Conservancy, Serena camp was established on 13th July, 2011 and is a short drive from Nairobi city, about 2.5 hours. See it here
On arrival you are welcomed with a glass of champagne or grape juice for the little ones, it’s a chilled and quiet luxury tented camp with friendly staff, beautiful decor, pleasant ambience, serene atmosphere, lake view, fine dining, excellent food, high level of service, beautiful green gardens, to die for rooms, I could go on and on.
The luxury camps all have verandas facing the lake so the lake is what you see first thing when you wake up, the room is spacious with a very big cosy bed and they provided a baby bed for us too, Wi-Fi, a big beautiful bathroom, no TV, no fridge and above all child friendly, making it such a perfect family getaway in the wild.
Serena Camp offers so many activities you cannot lack something to do. There is the early morning, evening and night game drive, nature walk, archery, horse riding, cookout with their chef, bush dinner, breakfast by the lake, painting and coloring activities for children.
My highlight of this getaway was the evening game drive (this was my first evening almost night game drive) we had in their land cruisers and it was such an awesome experience, that’s ticked off my bucket list now. We also went to Lake Elmenteita and the beautiful flamingos and pelicans graced the occasion in full force.
I should also mention that on the last day of our stay, my husband and I competed tightly against each other in archery and the queen bee won!! Yes I did in all the five levels LOL.
Also my favorite part was breakfast on our last day; it was Swahili breakfast so everything served on buffet was coastal food and every employee was dressed in Swahili attires.
Verdict: It’s pricey, on full board basis but it is value for money. You won’t regret it.
Never hesitate to ask me any questions; I will be glad to help.
Enjoy the photos.
Till next time,