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Lake Elementaita is a small soda lake, nestled in the eastern sweep of the Great Rift Valley. The Lake is surrounded by spectacular country that played an important role in the early colonial history of Kenya.  This was the estate and stronghold of Lord Delamere, the builder of the Kenya colony. The Lake Elementaita area saw its first white settlement when Lord Delamere (1879-1931) established his Soysambu, a 48,000-acre ranch, on the western side of the lake. Delamere gifted the land nearest the lake to his brother-in-law, the Honorable Galbraith Lowry Egerton Cole (1881-1929), part of whose "Kekopey Ranch", where he is buried, is preserved today as the Lake Elementaita Lodge. The nearby Soysambu estate is still occupied by Lord Delamere's descendants, while Ututu House was built by Thomas P. G. Cholmondeley who was also instrumental in setting up the Soysambu Conservancy. The Conservancy covers 2/3 of the shoreline and is home to over 12000 mammals.

Today Elementaita is a peaceful and low-key place, lying in the shadow of an impressively peaked hill known locally known as the ‘Sleeping Maasai’. Elmentaita is derived from the Masaai word muteita, meaning "dust place", a reference to the dry and dusty quality of the area, especially between January and March.

The lake attracts many visiting flamingo, and it shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog. The lake and its surrounding forests are perfect for long walks and birding.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Elementaita, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Kenya

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Tailormade Holidays to Elementaita

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in Kenya — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Elementaita.

Sunbird Lodge, Elementaita
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Located on private land in the Great Rift Valley, on the shore of the “pink” Lake Elementaita, overlooking the vast plains of Soysambu Conservancy.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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