A Guide To Soysambu Conservancy
Soysambu Conservancy one of the few privately owned large scale wildlife Conservancy was created as an entity to conserve the flora, fauna and scenery of Soysambu Ranch as part of the great rift valley ecosystem. It now supports a rich vegetation and birding life, while involved also in community development.
Soysambu Conservancy, a non-profit organisation, works to conserve the Soysambu Estate as a traditional wildlife area, which supports the integrity of the greater Rift Valley eco-system, while promoting sustainable coexistence of wildlife with livestock and at the same time being relevant to and part of modern-day Kenya.
Located on Lake Elmenteita (within the “Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley” World Heritage Site, a Ramsar Convention Wetlands Site and a Bird Life International -Important Bird and Biodiversity Area), Soysambu Conservancy is bordered by Lake Nakuru National Park on the west, volcanoes Ol Doinyo Eburru to the south and Menengai to the north. Consisting of 48,000 acres of diverse ecological significance, Soysambu Conservancy is home to more than 450 bird species (28% of the world’s population of Lesser Flamingo) and 10,000 mammals of over 50 species including 90+ Rothschild’s Giraffe (10% of the world’s population of this endangered species).
What to do at Soysambu Conservancy
- Game Drives– Day game drives offer peace and privacy, with chances to watch vast herds of zebras, gazelles, elands, waterbucks and buffalos, as well as family groups of black-backed jackals, warthogs, dik-diks and baboons.
Night game-drives offer a unique opportunity to spot nocturnal creatures including the curious-looking aardvark and elusive leopard.
- Bird watching– Witness the spectacle of thousands of great white pelicans flying between Lakes Nakuru and Elementeita daily to fish and watch them feed their chicks on the islands of Elementeita. Watch thousands of lesser and greater flamingos feeding in the shallow waters of Lake Elementeita. Enjoy over 450 species of birds, over 80 of which are waterfowl.
- Nature Walks– Walk through the bush with an experienced tracker-guide, to experience the miracles of the bush close-up.
- Bush dining and Sundowners– Enjoy scenic safari ‘sundowner’ cocktails in the bush and bush dinners beneath the stars with flamingos flying overhead.
- Fly over Lake Elementeita in a hot air balloon at sunrise and see all three lakes as well as Mt Kenya
- Visit nearby Lake Nakuru National Park with its white and black rhino and prides of lion.
- Horse Riding
How to get to Soysambu Conservancy
By road: Soysambu Conservancy is approximately a distance of 135 km from Nairobi on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway and 30 kilometers from Lake Nakuru National Park.
By air: there is an airstrip beside the camp for private or chartere d flights.
A Map to Soysambu Conservancy
Soysambu Conservancy Contacts
Attraction Type: Wildlife
Category: Wildlife Conservancy, Birding Site
Region: South Rift
City / Town: Nakuru
Road / Street: Nairobi-Nakuru Highway
Telephone: +254 726 151041
+254 711 235039
Email: [email protected]
Entrance Fee: Yes